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Stop the fence that will ruin Yeo Park/Gough Reserve

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The Department of Education is planning to fence off the cricket oval that lies between Yeo Park Infants School and Outfield Cafe, Ashfield. 

My family and I have been loving this park and the way the local community has been coming together there, particularly throughout this year. Public spaces like this are limited in our area and clearly encourage community connections, health and wellbeing. To put up a hideous metal school fence around this public space would be an appalling decision. Yet, without any public consultation, surveyors laid out markers last week. It appears to be going ahead and they have ignored feedback from the local council, so I think it's time local residents stood up for their park.

Any fence will greatly limit the use of the park to all residents who have been enjoying the area in great numbers, especially since the opening of the cafe at the top of the park.

Inner West Council is opposed to this move and they have proposed a compromise, but the Department of Education has rejected a request to meet the council officials on the site to discuss these proposals. The council is eager to find a way to keep the space open so both the community and the school can continue enjoying this park. 

Please share this with your neighbours to help save Yeo Park cricket oval for the entire community.



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