GRAYS Councillors Kerin, Pothecary and Fish and local residents have welcomed the response to the Parker Road Green Space Designation Campaign and have urged the council to get on with making it happen.
Responding to the 172 ‘pins’ on the map for Parker Road, they said:
“The response to this consultation is overwhelming. Ever since the campaign to fight off an access road being built across this land, we have been looking for ways to secure the future of this beautiful piece of urban green space. Now, our residents have made it clear that they believe the park should be given ‘Green Space Designation.’
“It is crucial now that the Council takes the views of our residents on board and give the park the status it deserves.”
Parker Road resident, Jodie Stammers, said:
“This park means to so much to the people who live around here. It is in use constantly and is loved all who use it.
“We know we have to keep vigilant and make sure that our park is never threatened like it was in the past. That’s why having ‘Green Space Designation’ is so important to us. The council know how we feel – now it’s time to get on with it”