THE Friends of Pinn Meadows have taken the next step to protect green space in Ruislip by asking the council to designate the meadows a village green.
The Pinn Meadows, running from Elmbridge Drive to Bury Street in Ruislip, include the Kings College Playing Fields in which Eastcote Hockey Club had planned to build a second all-weather pitch.
The Friends, fronted by chairman Rob Cousins, have presented a petition to Hillingdon Council on Thursday, April 4, asking it to give the space village green status, to permanently protect it from development.
It carried 5,255 signatures.
It is expected that the petition will be discussed at a full council meeting in July.