Having read B T this evening I have been prompted to respond as follows:-
‘Today’s Political Football ‘Postings’ on Bramcote Today between County Council Candidates and supporters are a little depressing in their semi personal comments, not least the ill judged quotation regarding the well loved and respected Councillor retiring after 26 years faithful service. Enough I would suggest to ‘turn Off’ some electors from voting. I am quite sure all those seeking our votes on Thursday are equally sincere in their determination to serve the folk they wish to represent with integrity, passion and commitment making such negative dialogue against their rivals pointless and unnecessary.’
‘For my part, as I have said previously the reallocation of the Coventry Lane Playing Fields was for me was very disappointing and regrettable. However the current administration at Broxtowe Borough Council had little alternative if it was to fulfil the target of 6150 houses it had inherited and to make provision for the statutory 5 year land supply. I believe too that any other Party/ Parties in control of the Council would have had little choice but to make similar decisions.’
‘We are where are’ and again I would reiterate the FIVE POSITIVES FOR BRAMCOTE as a result of that decision.’
1. A new 21st Century state of the art School for our Children, Grandchildren, and Great Grandchildren and as advised at the consultation event, it will be available for Community use, further enhancing Bramcote as THE place to live work and play.
2. With a 5 year land supply protection for Bramcote’s remaining Greenbelt.
3. Potential leisure facilities, if required on the School development site.
4. Our beautiful Bramcote Park and the Moor Lane running track playing fields will be designated protected LOCAL GREEN SPACE having the same protection as Greenbelt.
5. New and enhanced green infrastructure especially near any new developments off Coventry Lane.
Protections and welcome news I would suggest for our NEIGHBOURHOOD Forum as they continue working to produce a forward looking PLAN for Bramcote taking into account those positives.
Compromise too, may I suggest be possible regarding the ownership of the land upon which the new School is to be built?
A busy time for Bramcote, its Representatives and Forum as many decisions have YET TO BE MADE, not least on the type of development off Coventry Lane, the Bramcote School site, and the proposed Cafe in the Park. Making our voting intention on Thursday very important indeed!
Thursday is our opportunity to vote for CHANGE and STRONG and STABLE leadership at County Hall and I would urge everyone to exercise RIGHTLY and wisely as they cast their ballot.
Cllr Bramcote Ward BBC