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).
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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 Barley Flower Tower to be cut into pieces!
- 2 14 Spitfires to take to the skies at IWM Duxford's 2021 Battle of Britain Air Show
- 3 Spitfires and more... IWM Duxford prepares for 2021 Battle of Britain Air Show
- 4 New app allows passengers to order bus to virtual stops
- 5 Get set for Strawberries & Creem Festival in the Cambridgeshire countryside
- 6 Camera to be installed in village to address long-standing speeding woes
- 7 Lack of public transport blamed for collapse of £10.5m training centre
- 8 Wellbeing gardens opened at Lister in memory of much-loved colleague Marilyn
- 9 Teacher raises more than £3,000 with charity run in mother's memory
- 10 Mum of four sought by police over child neglect claims
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.