Keith Prince, London Assembly Member for Havering and Redbridge, has launched a petition regarding the proposed leasing of the of the Oakfield Playing Fields to West Ham Football Club.
Last year, London Borough of Redbridge opened applications for the lease of Oakfield Playing Fields - the site where a number of sports clubs play.
The nature of the Oakfield Site means the council should be favouring multi-sports applications. However, the council is planning on granting the lease to West Ham United.
The playing fields and Jack Carter Pavilion are home to football clubs such as Bealonians FC, Old Parkonians FC and London Seaward FC. Also to the Aztecs, Bardoli, Spartans, Scintilla and Essex Panthers cricket clubs as well as being a well-maintained, safe and convenient location for the Hainault & Chigwell Muslim Association and the number of locals who hire the pavilion for private functions.