LIVE: Two petitions expected to be handed to Christchurch council over Druitt Gardens

LIVE: Two petitions expected to be handed to Christchurch council over Druitt Gardens

LIVE: Two petitions expected to be handed to Christchurch council over Druitt Gardens

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TWO petitions are expected to be presented to councillors at Christchurch tonight relating to the controversial Cornfactor development near Druitt Gardens.

It is understood the petitions relate to the restricted public access to Druitt Gardens from Wick Lane car park and the felling of a number of trees in Druitt Gardens as a result of the ongoing development of the Cornfactor site.

Christchurch resident Bob McNair, who will be presenting the petition about the Druitt Gardens pathway being blocked, is expected to call on the authority to instruct developers of the Cornfactor site, Renaissance Retirement Ltd, to move the fencing surrounding their compound and re-open the path.

The other petition relates to the covenant at Druitt Gardens.

Four trees in Druitt Gardens were felled earlier this month provoking an angry response from residents who had fought to protect them.

All the trees were protected by tree preservation orders thanks to a campaign by residents to ensure the trees survived after the Cornfactor developers proposed to remove them.

Councillors agreed to protect the trees but just weeks later they had been cut down after roots were damaged during an archaeological investigation by the developers.

An inquiry into the felling is taking place, led by councillors Margaret Phipps and Nick Geary.

The results will presented at the council’s audit and scrutiny committee in March.

We will be covering the meeting live tonight.


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5:19pm Tue 25 Feb 14

skydriver says...

It's all very well but it must be considered that these councillors have great difficulty in reading. It needs to be read out to them, but there again that too could fall on deaf ears.
I wish you all great success these councillors need to be brought down to earth, and reminded they are working for the people of Christchurch, and not feeding there own ego..
It's all very well but it must be considered that these councillors have great difficulty in reading. It needs to be read out to them, but there again that too could fall on deaf ears. I wish you all great success these councillors need to be brought down to earth, and reminded they are working for the people of Christchurch, and not feeding there own ego.. skydriver
  • Score: 9

5:47pm Tue 25 Feb 14

skydriver says...

I forgot to add why must we **** foot around these councillors , why don't we start a petition to get rid of them now before any more damage is done by them .
We maybe should have a committee of ordinary folk without any strong links to any political party , and not in the pockets of the local politicians,
I forgot to add why must we **** foot around these councillors , why don't we start a petition to get rid of them now before any more damage is done by them . We maybe should have a committee of ordinary folk without any strong links to any political party , and not in the pockets of the local politicians, skydriver
  • Score: 10

7:39pm Tue 25 Feb 14

High Treason says...

They must be related to Bournemouth Council, of course they are Con run and such a title is most appropriate.
They must be related to Bournemouth Council, of course they are Con run and such a title is most appropriate. High Treason
  • Score: 6

8:42pm Tue 25 Feb 14

FrogKiss says...

When Mr Nottage saw the "listen to the people" and "enough is enough" banners he promptly drew the curtains. If I was leader I would have come outside and tried to talk about the issues and concerns of the residents. 2015.. Are we ready to stand?
When Mr Nottage saw the "listen to the people" and "enough is enough" banners he promptly drew the curtains. If I was leader I would have come outside and tried to talk about the issues and concerns of the residents. 2015.. Are we ready to stand? FrogKiss
  • Score: 8

9:31pm Tue 25 Feb 14

brian74 says...

well done Elliot Marx with her speech.

there is also a petition on e-petition running.

if you agree that we need an independent inquiry then PLEASE sign this government petition and let as many people know as possible.

http://epetitions.di
rect.gov.uk/petition
s/60678

thanks
well done Elliot Marx with her speech. there is also a petition on e-petition running. if you agree that we need an independent inquiry then PLEASE sign this government petition and let as many people know as possible. http://epetitions.di rect.gov.uk/petition s/60678 thanks brian74
  • Score: 4

9:32pm Tue 25 Feb 14

brian74 says...

well done Elliot Marx with her speech.

there is also a petition on e-petition running.

if you agree that we need an independent inquiry then PLEASE sign this government petition and let as many people know as possible.

http://epetitions.di
rect.gov.uk/petition
s/60678
well done Elliot Marx with her speech. there is also a petition on e-petition running. if you agree that we need an independent inquiry then PLEASE sign this government petition and let as many people know as possible. http://epetitions.di rect.gov.uk/petition s/60678 brian74
  • Score: 6

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