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So far more than 20,000 people have signed a petition calling for the fee in Hyde Park to be scrapped, arguing the site has been used free of charge for decades.
Vanessa Furey, of the London Charity Softball League, said: "My first response was simply, wow. We are all so proud to have stood up for what we believed in and couldn't have imagined that this unfair and unlawful decision could have been reversed so quickly."
- Royal Parks says the fees will be suspended until a final decision, which is expected by Christmas
- People who want to play organised sport at the Old Football Pitch in Hyde Park will not be charged during the review
- Royal Parks argues the fees are aimed at managing bookings more effectively to promote fair use of the area
The Royal Parks are temporarily suspending a controversial fee which would have forced charity softball players to pay to play in Hyde Park. The London Charity Softball League estimated it may have to pay £6,000 in charges and threatened to take legal action.