(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.

Monday, 24 December 2007

Letter from Cllr Sean Parker-Perry

Local residents around Temperance Green received the following letter from Cllr Sean Parker Perry. I assume he won't mind it quoting here, as it just summarises the decision at the District Assembly.

"Dear Resident. As you may be aware, a consultation report was presented to the members of the Longdendale and Hattersley District Assembly on Thu 13th Dec following a request to improve parking facilities in the Broadbottom area.
The assembly heard representations from officers to create parking in the grassed area which was followed by the presentation of a petition against the proposed scheme.
The assembly voted unanimously to reject the officer's report and moved a further motion to:
1. Receive a report at the next DA meeting for minor environmental improvement works to protect this area.
2. Receive a report at the next DA to improve security at the Mill Brow parking facility.
I hope you agree with the elected members of the Assembly that we felt this green area is an asset to the village and it should be protected from future proposals to change its use for parking.
If you have questions etc"


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JIMMY said...

Sean Parker-Perry likes brown envelopes?