LEGISLATORS will visit a school basketball court to examine facilities which residents claim they are being deprived of in favour of Filipino maids. The North Point residents petitioned legislators yesterday, claiming the Government had ignored proposals to provide more recreational facilities for local people. Instead the Government planned to allow foreign domestic workers access to a covered basketball court at a local school on public holidays. The school principal maintained that their own pupils should have priority when it comes to usage over weekends. ''We are outraged that the Government has decided to ignore our demand for more recreational facilities in the area and dismissed our legitimate claim by accusing us of being racist,'' said Jackson Au Cheuk-sang, spokesman for the newly-formed Joint Meeting Against the Establishment of a Centre for Overseas Domestic Helpers in Wharf Road. Legislators Eric Li Ka-cheung and Tam Yiu-chung agreed to visit the school to see if the site was suitable for use by foreign domestic workers. Mr Li said the attempt to disperse the maids from Central should also be reviewed. Eastern District Board member Wong Kwok-hing, vice-chairman of the protest group, said they would not be opposing any proposed centre in the Yu Lee Mo Fan Memorial School (a primary school for mentally retarded children) if local residents can be allowed access as well. The exclusiveness of the centre to domestic helpers meant their request for more social facilities fell on deaf ears, he said. He said local residents were desperate for some more free space. The principal of the school, Cecilia Lam Siu-ling, said so far no applications have been put forward by local residents or social groups to use their school and it will not be lent to individual use.