Friday 20 October - 6pm to 7pm
Lidgett Methodist Church
Residents in Acomb deserve high quality green open space. More than 500 people signed a petition led by the Labour Councillor for Acomb, Stuart Barnes, calling for the old Manor School playing fields on Boroughbridge Road to become public open space.
The Council's open space assessment shows Acomb has one of biggest shortages of green space in York. Given this shortage of green space, and the fact that Acomb is already providing the Civil Service & British Sugar sites that will provide huge areas for housing development, it seems completely unjust that local residents could now be set to lose have this amazing green space stolen from them too.
But the Tory and Liberal Democrat coalition in charge of the Council has completely ignored the petition, riding roughshod over the views of local people.
The new proposals in their Local Plan show that they now want to see this lovely open space turned into housing.
York needs more housing, but it must not come at the expense of public amenities. If you care about protecting this green space, and want to see it preserved and enhanced for future generations then please come along to this public meeting.
Acomb Councillor Stuart Barnes, and York's MP Rachael Maskell will be hosting a public meeting to bring residents together and begin planning to save this site for future generations.
We hope the event will be a chance for people of all ages and backgrounds to come together and discuss ideas for the future of the green space that could offer so much in terms of leisure, sport, children's play and other community activities.
As well as discussing a positive vision for the future of the site, we also plan to discuss the launch of a positive campaign group, Friends of Acomb Park dedicated to the protection and enhancement of this precious community asset.