What a week! Well to be fair, what a fortnight. Obviously, the main topic of focus this last week has been the Save Standish campaign.
We had a massive turnout at the Unity Club on Monday night. A full house!. Hopefully those that were able to attend are informed of the goings on. Here is a quick overview.
After the 2500 houses consultation at the end of last year the outcome was we are not getting 2500 houses. However, the planning inspector did feel that Council's argument for putting everything in Lowton was "unsound". He now feels that the houses could be split between Standish and Lowton. He is thinking of allowing 1000 houses in Standish. So the planning inspector will open another consultation, just for Standish, from the 29th April. This consultation will run through to the end of May.
We are going to hold a demonstration march on Saturday 4th May 2013 at noon from the Former Golf course site to St Maries Church. We know some people will be away, given it is bank holiday weekend.
Also we have now opened a fund to pay for a barrister that specialises in planning matters. The cost of this is aprox £2000. Any donations or fund raising events are welcome.
The next meeting will be on Monday 29th April 2013 at the Methodist Church at 7.30pm. Again, we are expecting a full house. This meeting is so we can give people an update of where things are up too and also collect any letters that people will have sent in.
We have now got teams out collecting door to door for any donations and thank you to those that are covering their areas and then those that have donated already.
The Save Standish website has gone live now too and an online petition there too. So, when you have a free moment, why not have a look at it.
This next week we are going to have a window poster designed and available to download.
This coming week as well as all the Save Standish activity I will be attending Woodfold school on Monday, with St George. Then I will be going to the Community Centre meeting on Tuesday night. Wednesday night I will be at the Full Council meeting. I have a couple of residents appointments on Thursday, so another busy week ahead
OK, back out door knocking.