Willesden Sports Centre's 5th 'birthday'
Good to visit the Willesden Sports Centre on it's birthday. Was very involved in its planning when lead member for the environment. Lots of worries along the way mostly to do with funding. I remember being involved in the 'topping our' ceremony. It was suggested at the beginning of the planning process that it should be built alongside the existing centre and to return the original site to park land when completed. Local residents were against this so the centre was closed and out of action for around 2 years. Pity, as it would have worked. Centre now provides a valuable facility for local people and well worth the efforts made at the time.