Old Manor Way campaigners to meet with Council

The most recent posts on the Facebook page of Save Old Manor Way Playground shows that their campaigning is getting the notice of the local Councillors and local MP.

A lesson for all of us campaigning to save Bexley’s parks. The politicians are less supportive of disposal once they realise the extent of public concern.

Old Manor Way playground

Old Manor Way playground

Follow their campaign at www.facebook.com/saveoldmanorwayplayground

The posts:


Just received this from the Ward Councillors regarding the public meeting at the Civic Offices on Thursday 2nd April at 7:30 pm.

Further to article 1 in the Barnehurst Ward Update newsletter of 11 March 2015 arrangements have been made for a public meeting to be held on Thursday 2 April 2015 starting at 7.30pm in the Council Chamber at the Civic Offices 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath DA6 7AT. Whilst it is intended that the meeting will be for Barnehurst Ward residents, it is recognised that it may be of interest to persons resident in other Wards. In order that we may estimate requirements for seating etc., it would be appreciated if non-residents of Barnehurst Ward indicate that it is their intention to attend by e-mailing councillor.howard.marriner@bexley.gov.uk stating the Ward in which they reside.

The meeting will be addressed by Cllr. Alex Sawyer who is Bexley Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Leisure and will be attended by your Barnehurst Ward Councillors.


 Just recounted the signatures on the hardcopies of the petition and added on the ones we have received since, and we are pleased to announce that we have 1676 signatures! This is amazing and we are close to reaching our goal of 2000+ signatures!

I still have forms to collect in and many more houses to visit so I am sure we will surpass 2000 in no time.

We are treating the online petition as a separate petition and currently we have 268 signatures online. We need to increase this number too!

If you still have any petition forms that are completed please let me know so that I can collect them. Even if they’re not complete let me know whether you have any so that I can keep track!

Keep up the good work, the petition will help strengthen the campaign!


 Barnehurst Ward Councillors have arranged for a public meeting to be held with Cllr. Alex Sawyer at the Civic Offices on Thursday 2nd April, 7:30pm. Anyone can attend this meeting to discuss their views but spaces may be limited. If you can please like this post if you will be able to attend that will give us an idea of how many people want to attend. If there is a large number, Cllr. David Hurt has said that they will give us a larger room.

Please attend if you can as this is a really important opportunity for us to get our point across to Cllr. Alex Sawyer about the reasons why the playground should not be sold.


 We want to thank everyone who came to the Children’s Day Event at the playground yesterday to show their support. It was a really good turnout despite the horrible weather! Thank you to all of the children who made posters, before and during the day, it really shows how much they want to save the playground! We’d also like to thank Sainsbury’s and Morrisons who kindly provided the food and water that was served on the day.

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