great to hear that you have made an effort to find out what is actually happening at Herne Hill @GranthamMiles before jumping in and having a go. Everything (ie the fruits of alot of hard work and time spent by volunteers) especially the reasoning to patch the court up again has been laid out for people to read on the various threads on the LHBPA subforum. If you dont have access then ask Max and he will give you access. As there was a vote on whether to do this or not and not a single person voted against, it seems that you are in a minority on this one. But thank you for your incredibly helpful, thoughtful and considered input.