Stop the Summer Funfair on Tettenhall Green
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Tettenhall Green is considered one of Wolverhampton’s most beautiful natural areas with a large paddling pool and vast grassy expanse. But from the end of July until September, it will be taken over by a travelling fair, with a Ferris wheel, bumper cars, portable toilets and hot dog stands.
All this as been agreed by a 'Strapped for Cash' council without any public consultation, claiming they have the people of Wolverhampton in mind and not their bank balance. Upper Green regularly sees up to 3,000 visitors a day in the Summer, leading to bottle-necked roads, double parking and problems with litter. But seeing families enjoying free simple pleasures of wide open spaces and a paddling pool is what Summer is all about.
The council’s leisure chief Councillor Elias Mattu said the fair was ‘a wonderful idea’ that will provide entertainment for families throughout the holidays.
“Not all parents can afford to take their children away during the summer,” he said. “As a council it is our duty to give our youngsters something to do when they are not at school. We have had fairs in other parks in the city. There is no reason why Tettenhall should be any different.”
Tettenhall Green is different because it is FREE to enjoy. Families can spend the day here safe in the knowledge that their wallet will stay firmly in their back pocket (save for an ice cream or two).
Please sign this petition to ensure that Tettenhall Green remains Fair-free this summer and continues to support families from all over Wolverhampton with FREE simple pleasures and not over priced rides.
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