Build a bridge to Oxney Farm from Station Road Bordon, and keep our walks open
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In April 2015, plans were approved by East Hants DC to regenerate the small town of Bordon. Plans which have led to the loss of our green spaces.
As you may have noticed, work is well underway with more than 2000 houses planned. The places we walk, cycle, skate and socialise are being 'reconfigured' and closed off to the public.
Those who are local are feeling the brunt of the regeneration most, as many are no longer able to frequent common places such as the Garrison sports field, opposite Prince Phillip Barracks or grounds near the BOSC centre.
The sports field on Budds Lane has been particularly affected, and in July will become inaccessible to the public. Boundaries have been flaunted with signs and fences, and trees that are hundreds of years old have been aggressively ripped from the ground. The results of felling is clear to see with trunks piled high and vacant space marking where they once stood tall. As a local resident it's heartbreaking to witness this dramatic change of landscape, now but a shadow of its former beauty and self.
This campaign has been initiated to reflect the views of local townspeople who want to be able to still have access to what is left of the green spaces in Bordon. Old, well used footpaths have been closed without alternatives offered and road developers have not considered where local people will walk. We want to enact change which is why we are petitioning for a pedestrian bridge to be built off of Station Road leading to Oxney Moss Road and Martinique Square, so that we may still have access to our local outside spaces.
Please help us to achieve this, and retain some of the paths that we have left, by signing this petition. We want to produce change and hope to take this to public consultation to be considered further.
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