Tooting Bec Athletics Track needs to be resurfaced.
The track surface – which is already 35 years old – failed a track inspection last summer, meaning that it can no longer be used for competitions. Athletes are permitted to train at the facility until the end of 2021. However, the future of the track beyond this time is yet to be secured.
The track is much-loved and well utilised by a collective of local residents as diverse as Tooting itself. The Herne Hill Harriers have called the track home since the 1930’s. Their membership is comprised of people of all ages and backgrounds, including elite and Olympic athletes, while countless schools and community groups also make use of the facility.
I am calling on Wandsworth Council to commit to funding the resurfacing of this vital community asset without further delay.
Click here to add your name to a petition to the Council to refurbish the track. Continue to check back here, and on my Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for further updates.