Thursday, 15 March 2012

Grove Wood to be registered as a Town Green

Members of the Public Rights of Way Committee have just voted unanimously to register Grove Wood as a Town Village Green. Many locals spoke at the meeting as did the Ms Lady Katrina Jafari, on behalf of the landowner.

In his summing up, Peter Abraham, Chair of the Committee commended the behaviour of locals and Snuff Mills Action Group in the light of some quite extreme allegations made by Ms Jafari, John Mair and Rhino Group, while another Councillor described the behaviour of the landowner and those that support him as 'regrettable'.

The land will be registered in the next few weeks. This will mean no one can stop the people of Stapleton and Fishponds from using the land for recreation and it cannot be developed in any way that would spoil its value as a Town Green.

6 comments:

Etsai said...

That is fantastic news! Well done to all of you for taking action, I'm only sorry I heard about this a little too late to add my own voice to the campaign. This is hugely encouraging for us all to try to halt the pressure to privatize most of the remaining green and wooded areas in Bristol.

Ollie Bobs said...

Hooray! Finally feels like some real concrete progress. Brilliant work from everyone involved. Great tribute to the witnesses at the Inquiry who had to put up with some pretty agressive and intrusive questioning from the other side.

Val Revell said...

Great news. Well done Snuff Mills Action Group. You've had a long battle and I'm glad you won! More battles to come over Bristol's lovely parks and green spaces.

Anonymous said...

Well done to Steve and all. You said it might be a long campaign Steve but you stuck at it.
Harry Mac

Anonymous said...

Brilliant news. It such a beauitful area. Well done to you all x

Callan said...

Marvellous news. Well done to all concerned in defending this lovely green space and safeguarding its future.