This is a residents’ campaign

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Yesterday was the monthly council meeting and we were a ‘false fury’ to quote Councillor Hebb.

I have a lot to say about the meeting and will probably post a few times about it, when I have fact checked a few things.

But what I want to say, more than anything, is this is a residents’ campaign, unaffiliated with any political party. This is important to state because Elm Road Open Space was being used as a political football at the meeting yesterday.

I set this up, along with my husband Gavin. Neither of us belong to a political party, and actually we always vote differently in every election, by-election and referendum. This is an ongoing point of discussion in our marriage. 🙂

We have been joined by other local residents who are taking an active role, especially Bill who is running the Twitter feed and posting on here too.

We are absolutely accepting help and advice from Labour councillors, this is because the councillors who look after this region are Labour. They are opposed to this plan. They also know how to play the game of local politics, we do not. We need the advice to help our campaign work.

If any other councillors, local politicians, groups, famous people or indeed anyone want to join the campaign to stop us losing the open space as it is, and to encourage investment in the park then we welcome them with open arms.

We have set up our own petition, separate to the Labour one because we wanted to have a petition from the residents. Sign it here

Please – get involved. Spread the word – use social media, tell people to sign the online petition, hand out flyers, make posters, send us photos of the park being used (elmroadopenspace AT gmail.com), we need it all.

Jen

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