A New Name For The Former Civil Service Sports Ground?

My letter in today’s Southern Daily Echo:
Dear Sir
The Daily Echo recently reported on a public meeting to discuss the future of the former Civil Service Sports Ground behind Malmesbury Rdin Shirley. It was a great meeting, bubbling with ideas, energy and excitement. It has taken a decade for the council to acquire the field for the local community and it was good to hear that local people are determined to work together to bring it back into public use. It will take a little while longer to get the site sorted out and fit for public access. In the meantime though I think a name change is needed. I for one am a bit tired of referring to the site as the ‘former Civil Service Sports Ground’. A new name is needed; perhaps reflecting the history of the ground or maybe the exciting new future ahead – maybe a Daily Echo competition to help pick the best name?
Yours faithfully
Cllr Jeremy Moulton
Conservative Councillor for Freemantle Ward
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Jeremy fought the Test seat at the 2010 General Election, where he slashed the Labour majority. Jeremy grew up locally and went to school in Highfield and Shirley and attended Richard Taunton’s college. He is now in his 13th year as a Southampton City Councillor and was recently re-elected for a 4th term for Freemantle Ward. Jeremy works as a Pensions Manager for FTSE 100 company, Friends Life.

1 Comment on "A New Name For The Former Civil Service Sports Ground?"

  • Vernon Needham says

    KEEP IT SIMPLE ‘FREEMANTLE SPORTS GROUND’

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