West Parley's Grand Delivery March.
24 June 2012
The District Council's Consultation on its Core Strategy building plans - whereby West Parley is down to have a whopping increase of 32% in its houses, and all built in our green belt fields, was due to end on June 25.
So at 10am on Friday 22nd the village met to deliver its responses. Despite the adverse weather a large crowd met at the Stocks Inn Furzehill and, escorted by the police, marched to the nearby District Council's offices with their envelopes.
Local resident and Parish Councillor Kenny Pearce did a superb job of organisation at short notice. The banners and placards made the March a colourful scene. It figured prominently on the BBC 6 o'clock news, on local radio stations and in the Bournemouth Echo.
Arriving outside the Council's front door the crowd ringed the entrance. Council chairman Richard Heaslip made a short speech emphasising that we had not been involved as we should have been; that our views in our Parish Plan had been ignored; and that the Council's plans had been dumped on us in the worst kind of old fashioned "top down" way. The purpose of the March, he said, was to remind the District Council that real live people and their families were affected by all this paper "planning"
One by one the residents went in through the Council's front door and delivered their responses to the Council's plans.
to see the TV coverage please click here
to see the Echo article click here
The March was an old fashioned way of saying what we thought It was lively, enjoyable, and made a big publicity impact. It will have reminded District Councillors that the taxpayers and voters they are supposed to represent are fed up. And that local elections will come in due course.
West Parley Gardening Club
Tuesday 26th March, 7.30pm, Memorial Hall, Martin Stewart, "The history of Stewarts Garden Centres". New members and visitors welcome (Visitors £3) . . more
every Wednesday from 10am - 12 noon at the Parley Sports and Social Club. All residents and friends will be made very welcome.
West Parley Official Guide
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learn all about West Parley's history as you walk, it is well researched, informative, and has just been updated with lots of new historical information. . more
Parley Health Walks
every Wednesday 10am from the Parley Sports and Social Club, followed by coffee and biscuits! Lets get healthy and have some fun. . more
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