Monday, 11 June 2007
Saving our Open Spaces
Since December I've been spearheading efforts to find a new owner for our Country Park. Many people have worked hard, 10,000 have signed a petition, funds have poured into our parking collection boxes.
I'm delighted that we have now narrowed negotiations down to 3 potential "owners" - the National Trust (who manage other open space nearby), The local Cambridge Preservation Society (who have been looking after local green areas for 80 years) and the Sports Lake Trust (who are fundraising to build an Olympic size rowing lake and running local sports charities --- gold medals will come from them). There could not be a stronger group. There is still a lot of work to do and funds to raise but protecting our green spaces for the future is vital so it's worth the work!