Support Old Farm Park / anti sell-offs campaign at Weds 15th Council meeting

Petition to halt Old Farm Park sell-off plan goes to full Council meeting on July 15th. Please show your support! 

The campaign to save open spaces from sell-off by the Council continues. Old Farm Park is ‘the big one’, in that it is the site the Council expects to get half the projected total of sales receipts from. If you are against the sell-offs and can make it, please assemble outside the Council offices at the junction of Erith Rd and Watling St. at 7pm. for a photocall. The Council meeting starts at 7.30p.m. The more people Councillors see ‘looking over their shoulders’ the better.

Old Farm Park, Sidscup, half of which s proposewd for sell-off by Bexley Council, despite this including an area recommendedfor inclusion in the Sidcup rail linesides SINC by London Wildlife trust. (Image from Google Earth)

Old Farm Park, Sidcup, half of which is proposed for sell-off by Bexley Council, despite this including an area recommended for inclusion in the Sidcup rail linesides SINC by London Wildlife Trust. (Google Earth image)

Google Earth – https://earth.google.co.uk/

Part of Old Farm Park has been recommended by London Wildlife Trust for inclusion in the Sidcup Rail Linesides Site of Importance for Nature Conservation. Half the site, including this area, is slated for sale and, no doubt ‘development’. It is now nearly a year and a half since the deadline for comments on the draft review document, and it has still not been approved by the Council.

Ffi on the OFP campaign see:

https://www.facebook.com/saveoldfarmpark

The relevant agenda item is as follows:

COUNCIL MEETING – 15 JULY 2015 PETITION / DEPUTATION

To receive from Councillor Mrs June Slaughter a petition from local residents calling on the Council to save Old Farm Park.

To receive from Councillor Rob Leitch a deputation on behalf of local residents calling on the London Borough of Bexley to remove Old Farm Park Sidcup from the provisional list of open spaces being considered for disposal.

Precise timing will depend on how quickly preceding items are got through, but Council rules mean it has to have been dealt with by 9p.m.

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