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Fulham residents are invited to apply for free or reduced price tickets to Polo in the Park in Hurlingham Park on Friday June 5 and Saturday June 6.

This event hopes to change the image of the posh people's sport, making it more exciting to watch and more accessible to the public.

There are 50 pairs of free tickets for residents living close to the park and people living on the following streets can apply:

Alderville Road         Foskett Road
Ashington Road       Grimston Road
Bettridge Road         Hurlingham Gardens
Broomhouse Lane      Hurlingham Road
Broomhouse Road     Linver Road
Cortayne Road         Melbray Mews
Cristowe Road          Napier Avenue
Daisy Lane               Ranelagh Gardens
Dolby Road              Ranelagh Gardens
Edenhurst Avenue     Sullivan Court
Ewald Road              Sullivan Road

There are also a further 125 pairs of reduced price Grandstand tickets at £15 each available to all borough residents.

If you wish to apply for free or discounted tickets send your name, address, email address and phone number to events@lbhf.gov.uk or by post to Events Team, Room 39, Hammersmith Town Hall, London W9 9JU.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday May 12 and successful residents will be notified by ednesday May 20.

The event has caused some controversy among local people and regular users of Hurlingham Park, though the council insists it will bring bring big benefits to Fulham, including £200,000 being ploughed into the park to provide an improved quality grass area, a brand new long jump pit and shot put area and grass athletics track

Cllr Paul Bristow, cabinet member for residents’ services, says: " I am delighted that the competition organisers will be ploughing so much money into the park and this really is a fantastic deal for Fulham residents."

Unconvinced residents will have the chance to learn more about the polo event and make their views heard on the subject at an information open evening on Wednesday May 6 at the Hurlingham Park pavilion, from 6pm to 8pm.

People are invited to look at the plans for the competition, talk to the organisers and ask questions. There will also be the chance to register for the free and reduced price ticket ballot.

The open evening will be informal and people will be able to drop in throughout the evening. Information and fact sheets will also be available to take away.

For further information about Polo in the Park call 0845 337 0314.

To book tickets, call 0870 534 4444 or visit Polo in the Park London

27th April 2009