Anger as last hope to save Rumney Rec dashed

January 11, 2011 3 Comments »
Anger as last hope to save Rumney Rec dashed

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Campaigners who spent years battling plans to develop a popular parkland have reacted with anger after their bid to see it recognised as a village green was officially rejected.

Local councillors hoping to stop a school being built on Rumney Recreation Ground said they were “appalled” at the decision by Cardiff council’s public protection committee to reject village green status being granted to the playing fields.

The decision effectively ends the three-and-a-half year fight to protect the land from development.

Llanrumney councillor Heather Joyce, the acting leader of the city’s Labour group, said: “I am appalled at today’s decision. It is unbelievable that Coun Geraldine Grant chose to reject the application. Her constituents in Trowbridge St Mellons will suffer as a result. She could have given more time to consider the contradictions in the report. Instead she chose to put her party before the people.”

Fellow Llanrumney councillor Jackie Parry added: “Llanrumney councillors have supported our local community throughout the fight to save the Rec and we will carry on doing exactly that.”

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  1. finbar January 11, 2011 at 8:29 pm - Reply

    about time finally we can have a good school and leisure centre for our kids, the minority have delayed this development long enough

  2. MRGREENWAY January 16, 2011 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    Well I have placed posts on the other pages relating to this issue and this saddens me but in know way should we be supprised by the decision.
    Labour passed a bill to allow schools and playing fields to be developed by the local councils and the councils have abused this especially in Cardiff with Greenway School a prime example the green areas were there or children to enjoy and play on.
    Please do not be fooled by Alun Michael and the other councillors banging on about saving the Eastern park they are only interested in saving their own skins through your vote these plans were well in the pipeline before the Lib dems took over.
    Ask every labour councillor and AMto sign a pledge that if you voted them in next elections to run the councill or the assembly they would halt all these changes…would they sign
    This is political and the only way any one should now protest being to vote in an independent to the councill and the Assembly if not we deserve every thing we get and these politicians are winners they keep there well paid jobs and we suffer the irony of this we pay their wages.

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