The petition launched by the local Lib Dems to keep children's football league free, has had a massive response from parents and residents.
Voluntary organisation Raynes Park Little League has played on Sir Joseph Hood Memorial playing fields for more than fifty years, but now they could have to fork out in excess of £4,000 per year, owing to Merton Council's contract with private company Id Verde which is proposing the changes.
Local mum Hina Bokhari, who set up the petition, said:
"As the mother of two young children, I want my kids to have access to free organised physical activities in their local parks. People shouldn't be charged to use free public parks. We're going to fight this decision every step of the way".
Local Lib Dems have written to the Council asking them to guarantee that they will block the charges.
You can sign the petition here.