Have your say on Ely Country Park!

The consultants charged with developing a plan for ECDC’s proposed Country Park are holding a public workshop to get feedback on their ideas, from 10-5 on Thursday 13 November, at Ely Library. There will be another public event in January, but this is really your chance to have a say at an early stage. The LCPRE view, developed from discussions about the Ely Wildspace at our March members’ meeting, is that a Country Park may be a good idea, but that compared with the ECDC’s early plans for the Park, ECDC should place more emphasis on wildlife conservation alongside informal recreation; that the Park must include Roswell, Ely Common, the river flood meadows, and Queen Adelaide Pits; and that through these changes, the Park could gain greater community support, potentially lowering long-term running costs. We don’t yet know how far these suggestions will be taken up in the consultants’ plan, so please go along, see for yourselves, and let the Council know what you think.