Thursday, August 23, 2007
My piece for the Community Newsletter
I also met with Oliver's Battery Parish Council Chairman, Geoff Sharman, and some Compton Way residents during July. The concern here was that traffic was still using the newly re-surfaced stretch of Compton Way leading down to the Recreation Ground. This is a bridleway and has been signed as "no motorised traffic". The only reason for using this stretch of pathway is for access to 52 Compton Way, which opens off of it. I'd appeal to all residents to abide by the sign and access the Rec via Priors Way...or, if able, walk!
An ongoing concern has been the future of the Tower Arts Centre. I've taken part in two demonstrations against the County's plans to transfer the management of the centre to King's School. Although the plan means that the centre will survive, it also means that its independent artistic programme will be lost. This is our local arts centre and a valuable service to our community. There is an independent website dedicated to supporting the Tower at http://savetowerarts.blogspot.com/, please take a look.