The Old Spotted Dog Ground Trust (OSDGT) manage the Old Spotted Dog Ground on Upton Lane in Forest Gate. Its directors have devolved responsibilities for the day to day running of the ground, under protocols and governance procedures agreed by the democratic structures of the society.
The OSDGT was set up in December 2014 and in November 2020 became a wholly-owned subsidiary company (09349773) of Clapton Community Football Club Limited, a member-led community benefit society based in Forest Gate in east London. Following a decision of the club’s membership in 2022, the OSDGT is currently in the process of registering as an independent charity.
The majority of directors have been appointed or confirmed by the society’s members. However, we also welcome and are seeking active participation from the wider community in Newham, as a positive way of genuinely reaching out to those who are marginalised and unrepresented because of age, income, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality, religious or moral belief (an aim that is set out in our community benefit society’s rules).
Our current directors, as of 1st February 2022, are: