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Oakfield Playing Fields to be debated at full council tonight

PUBLISHED: 16:57 17 March 2016 | UPDATED: 16:57 17 March 2016

Redbridge Town Hall

Redbridge Town Hall

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A packed public gallery is expected at a full council meeting as campaigners for a playing field address councillors this evening.

Save Oakfield Site (SOS) campaigners will be hoping to convince councillors not to free up the Oakfield Playing Fields site in Forest Road, Barkingside, for developers to build on.

The group’s petition has received more than 7,000 signatures after Redbridge Council earmarked the site for development last year.

SOS says it believes the site continues to meet its green belt purpose and will talk about support it’s had from London mayoral candidates.

Also up for debate will be the proposed demolition of Sir James Hawkey Hall in Woodford Green. The meeting takes place at 7.15pm at Redbridge Town Hall, High Road, Ilford.

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