Accrington Observer - - YOUR VIEWS -

AFTER at­tend­ing the coun­cil meet­ing on Septem­ber 21 and lis­ten­ing to the de­bate on the above on Highams Play­ing Fields, I was some­what per­plexed to hear state­ments from coun­cil­lors Parkin­son, Mo­lineux and Cox that they would not sup­port the re­quest from Ac­cring­ton Stan­ley Com­mu­nity Trust to cre­ate a sport hub at Highams PF if the bor­ough solic­i­tor, the fund­ing or­gan­i­sa­tion or Fields in Trust [raised ob­jec­tions].

Surely for the time the bor­ough solic­i­tor has had since the ini­tial re­quest of ASCT to cre­ate the hub one as­sumes that HBC are aware that there are no pit­falls on the con­vents from the Higham fam­ily, so why do the Labour Party keep us­ing it as an ex­cuse? The coun­cil would be do­ing ASCT an in­jus­tice if it was not privy to con­tinue with the plans, so please stop us­ing this as an ex­cuse.

I am not against a sports hub but it should not be at Highams. Other sites/ venues could have been ex­plored like Hollins School/King Ge­orge’s which is a big­ger square footage for use and are cry­ing out for up­dat­ing as King Ge­orge’s has not catered for many foot­ball games since the chang­ing rooms were com­pleted fol­lowed by work on the field. Alan Green­wood via email


LO­CAL UKIP branches are de­lighted to wel­come Henry Bolton as the new leader of the Party.

Henry has im­mense per­sonal and in­ter­na­tional ne­go­ti­at­ing ex­pe­ri­ence and his pres­ence will prove in­valu­able in both the Brexit ne­go­ti­a­tions and in UKIP’s on­go­ing fight for more so­cial jus­tice in the UK. Granville Barker Hyn­d­burn and Hasling­den Branch

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