Report of the Superintendent of Hampstead Heath.
The Committee considered a report of the Superintendent of Hampstead Heath regarding a young athletics cross-country race to be piloted on the Hampstead Heath Extension in 2016/17. The Operational Services Manager advised that the chances of any potential damage to the ground caused by the race and been considered minimal as the race was for young runners and would be held in an area ideal for sporting activities. A member (Hampstead Rugby Club) added that the use of the Extension could promote an area of the Heath that young users might not have previously been aware of. The Committee also noted that a letter had been produced by the Heath and Hampstead Society in support of the pilot event, providing it met certain criteria. The Sports Advisory Forum were supportive of the letter and the event.
RESOLVED – That the holding of the event on the Heath Extension as a pilot, using the identified route to ensure that no permanent damage is caused, be supported by the Consultative Committee.