Community chest request for automatic barrier


Posted by The Park Keeper | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 08-11-2009


After significant canvassing of public opinion with those living on the fringes of the park,  FoM have requested from our councillors  funding from the WHBC community chest to have an automatic rising barrier installed at the entrance to the park. This barrier will only be operational overnight, and is intended to stop the vehicle based noise and anti-social behaviour which has plagued the site for a considerable time now. Other measures, such as calling the Police have often proved ineffective. This preventative measure, which is not especially expensive, and for which funding does exist through the community chest,  seems like a good option. Other options may exist of course and FoM are always open to suggestion.

The letter detailing the proposal,  which all three of our councillors must endorse for funding to be offered,  can be read by clicking HERE.

The community chest fund is coordinated by ward councillors through the Panshanger Ward Improvement plan. Attempts to sight that plan, which is assumed to be in the public domain, have so far been unsuccessful, for reasons unclear at this point. It appears from looking at how community chest funds have been allocated thus far across the borough,  the wards with the most pro-active councillors have received the lions share of monies for community improvements from the chest.

Check back for updates on this proposal. We are hoping that councillors will agree it’s a good solution to an ongoing problem.

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