There is an irony in the Wrexham public being asked to vote for Bellevue Park as one of the uk’s favourite parks. More kudos for the Council, but highlights their hypocrisy when dealing with the Nine Acre field.
“Commenting on the commencement of the voting stage, Chief Executive of Fields in Trust, Helen Griffiths, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to see that hundreds of parks and green spaces have been nominated up and down the country. It is incredibly heartening to hear the individual stories of significance for these spaces and this process has only emphasised the collective importance of having natural areas in our communities.”
How the same Council can then defend the building of a school on the Nine Acre field , which although not yet a park is a green open space, when there are alternative sites available in the Council’s ownership.
Green space is rare in the city centre and will be gone forever if built on.
Four parks in North Wales are amongst the 364 spaces in the running for the title, including Bellevue Park in Wrexham, Mold’s Loggerheads Country Park, Haywards Field in Llay and Penrhos Coastal Park in Holyhead.
Haywards Field rang a bell… Campaigners vowing to step up fight to save Llay field
More than 2,100 residents in Llay signed a petition against a planned development which would see 16 affordable homes built on Hayward’s Field…..
They would sell off Bellevue Park if they could!
To be born Welsh is to be born privileged, not with a silver spoon in your mouth, but with music in your blood, and poetry in your soul.
Is it a coincidence that whenever a controversial vote or planning decision is due, a worse controversial issue pops up – school/park/travellers site ??
Or is this how politics works these days utilising the famous Boris smoke screen ploy?
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