Green, Green Grass Coming Home

Haslemere Town Council implements a long-standing Lib Dem policy, reclaiming responsibility from Waverley for green spaces in Haslemere.

By Terence Weldon, Oct 17, 2020 5:10

Haslemere Town Council have announced the good news that it has formally signed the transfers of key pieces of land in the town from Waverley Borough Council, including Woodcock Green and Grover’s Garden in Beacon Hill and St Christopher’s Green and Town Meadow in Haslemere.

The Town Council is committed to providing high-quality maintenance for these important community assets to match that delivered for Lion Green where:
  • Heavy duty vehicles are prohibited from using the Green from each October to March (due to the damage they can cause in wet conditions)
  • Attractive posts have been put in place to avoid harmful parking on the side of the Green
  • A bicycle rack has been provided
  • Improvements will be made to the playground to accommodate disabled children

If you spot issues regarding any of these sites, please get in touch with Cllr. Peter Nicholson (pnicholson3@btinternet.com).

Previously, Waverley have made similar land transfers in Farnham and Godalming.

Paul Follows, Deputy Leader of Waverley Borough Council notes that this is a long standing Liberal Democrat commitment - and promises that there will be more.  

"Giving land back to the local people at the local level is a commitment that the Lib Dem/Residents ‘rainbow’ coalition made when it took control of Waverley Borough Council.

"For over 10 years almost every town council in Waverley wanted things like this and Tory-controlled Waverley always said no. I am very proud to say that we are following through on this commitment and it’s something we have already done in parts of Farnham and Godalming. More to come, too."

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