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Save The Velodrome campaign looks for trustees to help secure Herne Hill's future

Open morning this Saturday at historic South London venue for roles including accountant

The Save The Velodrome campaign is looking for trustees to help it in the next phase of its bid to save South London’s historic Herne Hill track, the last surviving venue from the London Olympics in 1948, and is holding an open morning this Saturday for anyone interested in getting involved.

With British Cycling having agreed terms for a 15-year lease on the site earlier this year, campaigners are turning their attention towards drawing up a business plan, bringing trustees on board, and commencing the consultation phase ahead of designing the project and submitting it to the planning authorities.

“It’s this work and the help we need to deliver it which will take the greatest amount of support from Velodrome users, local residents, stakeholders and supporters from across the South East, so if you can get involved, please do,” say campaigners.

“There will be an open morning at the Velodrome on Saturday 4 June from 10am until 12am when anyone thinking of putting themselves forward as a potential Trustee can see the site and talk to users and the members of the campaign.,” says the Save The Velodrome campaign in its latest email newsletter.

“In particular we are looking for an accountant to enable us to properly keep track of our finances. We also need a Treasurer for the Trust as well as a charity officer to help with funding applications, plus someone with expertise to help with events, fundraising and setting up a museum in the run up to the Olympics in 2012. We also need an administration officer to help with managing all the exciting things going on.

“These are all vital roles which will bring you to the heart of a project which has already achieved high level support,” the email adds.

Anyone who thinks they have the requisite skills to help the campaign ensure Herne Hill’s future as a cycling venue is asked to email Hillary Peachey at the Save The Velodrome campaign, and an application form to become a trustee can be found here.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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