Warren pitch to re-open following lockdown
Fitzrovia Youth in Action (FYA) will be opening the Warren Sports Pitch from Wednesday 22 July.
We have developed a booking system which will help ensure social distancing and provide families and small groups of young people with a safe and dedicated space to exercise. From Saturday 18th July, parents will be able to call a phone line to make a booking for use of the pitch. Initially, the pitch will be opened five days a week from Wednesday to Sunday, 12-6pm (10am-6pm on Sundays)
Bookings will be provided by the charity free of charge to local families and young people. We are aware that there have been occasions at other sports pitches where social distancing rules have been breached. We want to do what we can to safeguard the health of pitch users and the local community and have thought carefully about this before reopening. FYA will employ staff to be present at the beginning and end of each booking to ensure a safe transition between each booking and remind users of the social distancing rules. Football and other contact sports between members from different households will not be allowed and only four people from different households may use the pitch at any one time. Hand sanitiser will be available and staff will wipe down the gates and other key touch points between each booking.
We know how important the Warren open space is to young people and the local community. We are sorry that we are unable to offer open access at the moment but we are confident that through our new arrangements, young people and local families will be able to enjoy exclusive use of this great facility in the safest way possible.
We will keep the booking system and pitch use under regular review but in the meantime, we will be encouraging local families to call us on 07871 380 040 or email email@example.com to book a place on the pitch from Saturday 18th July
Our football coaching will resume from next week also. To find out more, please contact Shipon.Hussain@fya.org.uk or call 07716 845886
We are sad that our annual Fitzrovia Street Party will not be taking place this summer but look forward to running our festivals, planting projects and community dinners in the Warren again next year.
UPDATE 23RD MARCH 2020
In light of the update from the Prime Minister yesterday, 23rd March 2020 and following guidance from the local authority, we have taken the decision to close the Warren Sports Pitch until further notice.
We have not taken this decision lightly as we know how important exercise is for physical and mental wellbeing and how important the pitch is as part of accessing that for the community. However, we are also aware that the updated guidance provided yesterday is to limit people leaving their homes as much as possible, and to limit team sport activity, in order to try to support greater community health.
The Warren Sports Pitch is conveniently located in a secluded area less than a one minute walk away from Warren Street underground station. This flood-lit pitch offers users a high quality, newest generation Astroturf playing surface which is FIFA approved and ideal for playing 5-a-side football.
Income generated through paid bookings supports our vital work with young people and allows us to provide local children and young people with free and exclusive access to this highest possible standard of playing surface at dedicated times throughout the week.
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For further information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 020 7388 7399.
Where to find us:
Fitzrovia Youth in Action
Basement, 66-68 Warren Street
London W1T 5NZ
020 7388 7399
Where to find the pitch:
The Warren Sports Pitch
London W1T 5JX
How to find us:
Warren Street Station – Northern and Victoria Lines (1 minute walk)
Great Portland Street / Euston Square Stations – Metropolitan, Circle and Hammersmith & City Lines (5 minute walk)
Regents Park Station – Bakerloo Line (7 minute walk)
Buses: 10, 14, 18, 24, 27, 29, 30, 39, 73, 88, 134 and 205