Sunday, October 5, 2008

Letter to Boris

Some children who live in Hillcross Avenue have written a letter to the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to tell him why they want to save their field from the Goals proposal.

Here is the letter in full:

Dear Mayor Boris Johnson,

We are kids in the Hillcross Ave area, in the London borough of Merton. We want to save our playing field. The council want to sell the field to Goals. We have 4 reasons why we don’t want Goals taking over.

1. We will lose our place to hang out and play - because we have friends on the St. Helier Estate it’s a good place to meet. People use it to walk dog’s a lot too People also play football, cricket and tennis for free.
2. There will be floodlights and it will be too light to sleep and Katie has to get up at 6:30am and so do some other kids in the road. If we can’t sleep we will be tired in school.
3. There will be noise all day and night and again we won’t sleep also we won’t be able to concentrate on doing our homework. We have owls in our field and they will be really disturbed by the noise. Also because its 5 aside football it will be crashing against the walls and there will be loud crashes and players shouting all the time.
4. Lastly Goals want a licensed club house and there will be drunken people being loud in the street right by our houses!

We would like to invite you to come and see our field .You can even play football with us if you want! We’ll give you a delicious picnic if you come. We hope you write back.

No reply so far!