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3:58pm Thursday 24th March 2011 in Community
I WOULD like to refer back to a letter of mine that was printed in The Argus on March 21.
It concerns the Friends Of Withdean Park AGM on Tuesday April 5 at 7.30pm and our sixth Lilac Lark fair in Withdean park on Sunday May 8 from 12.30pm until 5pm.
I would like to stress that, because Withdean park is not a Green Flag park, it doesn’t merit a gardener.
Preston Park, as some people may know, is one of Brighton’s Green Flag parks and has eight gardeners that I know of.
But Withdean Park, while a beautiful natural park with a collection of about 400 lilacs, does not have this sort of money spent on it.Why is this?
Our lilac beds will need weeding by volunteers.
In other countries such as Tenerife, unemployed people are put to work in local communities to help out in this way. Could we not do the same in Brighton?
Withdean Park is actually counted as being in Patcham, so come on Geoffrey Theobald [councillor and cabinet member for environment], don’t neglect Patcham. A gardener for this park would really help.
Phillipa Shaw, Co-ordinator and chair of the Friends of Withdean Park
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