Throw-away remark seems to be coming true
AS recently as July 2004 The Crow carried a report which denied that the Coombes Hole allotments would be sold to fund a new town hall, suggesting that this had been a throwaway remark . Looking at The Crow front page last week, maybe it wasn t. Allot
AS recently as July 2004 The Crow carried a report which denied that the Coombes Hole allotments would be sold to fund a new town hall, suggesting that this had been a "throwaway remark".
Looking at The Crow front page last week, maybe it wasn't.
Allotment holders were opposed to moving then, yet the matter has been raised again, less than three years later. Was anyone listening?
The figures you quoted last week, plus a planning gain, could equal the funding shortfall needed for the railway crossing, which councillors have promised, but without the necessary funding in place (still).
Is this what is behind this latest story?
Are we to give up everything? Toilets, buses, green spaces, gardens, allotments? Council tax continues to rise, yet much of what makes the town is being taken away.
- 1 Drug dealer jailed after being found with heroin and crack cocaine
- 2 Ian Stewart 'appeared odd' at wife Diane's funeral, court hears
- 3 Goalkeeper with incurable brain tumour overwhelmed by fundraiser response
- 4 Jail for fraudulent accountant who tried to steal £200k of employer’s money
- 5 Melbourn Village College ready for Hastings battle in quarter-finals of national cup
- 6 Face coverings no longer mandatory indoors as England returns to Plan A
- 7 Royston drama group CADS announces winner of 2022 Fred Sillence Award
- 8 Former nurse at Stevenage's Lister Hospital struck off
- 9 Cambridge Literary Festival is back with first names announced for spring 2022 showpiece
- 10 Ian Stewart murder trial: Diane 'suffered lack of oxygen for up to an hour'
Why are we not getting more allotments, to compensate for the growth of population and the ever smaller gardens being approved by the planners (not even in accordance with their own guidelines)?
No wonder people don't turn up to the town meeting any more - there isn't anyone there who is listening.