(last update Thurs 20th December)

Well, it appears we've won! After packing out the
District Assembly in a show of strength and amongst bizarre scenes, the elected officials voted to defeat the plan to introduce parking on our Green. More details to follow in the blog posts.
Thank you for visiting our blog. We are campaigning to protect a small village green (Temperance Green) from being tarmaced over to provide more parking spaces.

You can watch our video and then vote (vote now closed) and contribute to the blogposts shown below (The most recent are at the top, or you can navigate with the links, also on your right, below the vote).

Why are we objecting?

This delightful green is a vital asset to our village and should remain as an open piece of land for the enjoyment of all.
- It is a well used, safe, informal play space for young kids, benefiting from being overlooked by adjacent houses
- It is an important element in creating the attractive character of this corner of our village
- It contains a variety of trees, some of which were planted as memorials to past residents and neighbours
- It forms part of the rural village setting to adjacent listed buildings
- It’s purpose has always been to provide an informal area of open green space for residents and visitors.

Thursday, 29 November 2007

From Joy Derbyshire, Broadbottom Resident

In this day and age we are all encouraged to use our cars less and Broadbottom is a fabulous place to live as we have a station and bus services which like all public transport could be improved but mostly are reliable and a 'real' option. When buying a house in the village it is never expected to be able to park your car unless having a garage or driveway(not many of these in our terraced streets). The other options around the village for possible development as car parks have not been closely studied e.g. garages behind Old Street? Please sign the petition to support us if you can.

1 comment:

naturewatcher said...

Joy, you're absolutely right. Tameside Council are car mad. Surely they'd make everyone's lives better if they put the car park money into improvements to public transport and educating people on the transport options available, which has been shown to reduce car use in other parts of the country. They're truly stuck in the dark ages when car was king. Best of luck with your campaign. That's a really pretty space and I hope you can make them see sense.