High Common, Royal Victoria Park

Our neighbours in the Cavendish Road Society have been refused use of High Common to hold a small summer get-together. Throughout the application process, it became apparent that certain officers of the Council regard this public land as restricted access.

For many years, local people have enjoyed the High Common alongside the golfers there: strolling or dog walking, picnicking, sledging, playing games, and admiring the view on these lovely summer evenings. The Council’s stance ignores many, many years of mutual respect, so the members of CRS believe it should be challenged. We would like to support a neighbouring residents association.

We are now seeking statements from any of our members or others interested: if you enjoy walking, playing or passing time on the High Common,  please write and confirm that you do, and for how many years you may have done so uninterrupted.

Statements should be emailed to Rachael Hushon at rchushon@hotmail.co.uk, saying you are from CARA and briefly setting out your experience. Rachel will then forward them to Cavendish Road Society.


Circus Area Residents Association