Torbay Council: Save Cary Green!
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Save Torquay's Cary Green from being turned into a car park as part of a new hotel development on the harbourside.
Cary Green has been an important open space in central Torquay for well over a century, and is enjoyed all-year round by a multiplicity of locals and tourists. They use the Green for community events, picnics, family get-togethers, relaxing walks and as place to enjoy the fresh air. Tourism is fundamentally important to the prosperity of Torquay, and Cary Green, with its palm trees, fountains and grassy banks, is an essential tourist attraction enabling many visitors to enjoy the best of the English Riviera. Furthermore, a statue of Torquay’s most famous resident, Agatha Christie, unveiled in Cary Green in 1990, has made the area even more important as part of the highly-popular Agatha Christie Mile. This successful scheme is helping to put Torquay back on the map.
With this petition we can help to save an indispensable green space which is historically, culturally, and aesthetically vital. The surrounding area has already been marred by the construction of a multi-storey car park in the 1980s, and it would be a travesty if this beautiful Green, and jewel in Torquay’s crown, were to be allowed to be turned into a new car park. Instead, it should be both protected and preserved for posterity.
To see an image of the proposed blueprint: http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/images/localworld/ugc-images/276409/Article/images/20357542/5651701-large.jpg - credit to Torquay Herald Express
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