Barnet Council have allocated £200,000 to renovate and refurbish the sports pavilion in Tudor Park in the Hadley area of High Barnet. Local MP, Theresa Villiers, has warmly welcomed the new funding which was secured by High Barnet Conservative ward councillor, David Longstaff, a meeting of the council’s Chipping Barnet Area Committee.
Commenting on the news, Theresa Villiers said “For many years I have been urging Barnet Council to bring the pavilion in Tudor Park back into use. It has been sad to see this building stand unused for so long, getting steadily more dilapidated.”
“I very much welcome funding to finally get the pavilion re-opened and renovated. It was frustrating to highlight this so often with council officers but without success. This investment secured by Cllr Longstaff should transform the building and turn it into a great asset for the community. I am sure it will make Tudor Park – a hidden gem green space in my constituency – even more popular than it already is.”
“Thank you to Barnet Council to listening to the many residents who signed the Barnet Society’s petition asking for action to rescue the pavilion.”
The building in Tudor Park was originally a cricket pavilion but when it is re-opened it is expected to have a wider purpose, including facilities for the general public, such as cafe.