Help save the garden
*** UPDATE ***
Denbighshire County Council has confirmed that the developer has withdrawn their proposal for the community garden land. This means that there is no longer an immediate threat to the community garden. THANK YOU for your support that has helped save the garden. Read more here…
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Llangollen Community Garden is under threat, details of this can be seen below. Thank you for your interest in helping to save the community garden.
If you have time to do one thing right now, please sign our petition;
If you have more time, the next most urgent action you can take is to email the council;
Don’t worry, we don’t need an essay, your email can be as short or long as you like.
Please send an email;
Start with ‘Dear Councillors’ or similar. Then add the following;
1) State your opposition to the closure or relocation of Llangollen Community Garden.
2) State why you want the garden to continue, what it means to you and/or why it is a good thing for Llangollen.
3) Ask your councillors to take action to ensure the community garden is able to continue to operate from its current site.
Add your name and postal address to the bottom of the email.
In the ‘To:’ field please add the following addresses;
Graham.Timms@denbighshire.gov.uk, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
In the ‘Bcc’ field please add the following address;
On 11th January 2018 the Asset Management Group at Denbighshire county council will decide whether to sell the land on which the community garden is based. The land on which the community garden is based is owned by Denbighshire county council, and we are licensed to use the land for gardening. Until now this has worked well for us and the council.
Recently however the council were approached by a developer looking to build between 4 and 5 detached houses on the community garden. The developer proposed to the council that the community garden land be gifted to them in return for building work being carried out at Plas Newydd. The developer suggested extending the cafe at Plas Newydd as a suitable scheme of work in return for the land. We found out about this proposal only 4 days before the meeting at which the decision was made by the council to proceed in principle with the ‘land swap’. It was a private council meeting, so our only representation was a statement sent via Cllr Graham Timms.
Thank you to everyone who has signed our petition or written to councillors. The council were due to make a decision today on the developer’s proposal. However your support has helped us delay the final decision on the garden to March 8th 2018.
If you have already written to your councillors then rest assured your input has had a huge impact on decision makers at Denbighshire County Council. If you haven’t already sent an email, please use our guide below to send an email to our county councillors. It’s easy to do, and really makes a BIG DIFFERENCE.
We need your help to save the community garden! Please get in touch if you have any questions, comments or suggestions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.