Really pleased that a date has been announced for the official opening of our fantastic new countryside park. I'm sure it'll be a great attraction for locals and visitors alike.
Uhm, maybe... a few flat fields that have had a percentage of the wildlife and fauna destroyed to make way for a bunch of cars, dogs, children to run around in, scream and shout and leave rubbish behind when they leave.
How long before it turns into a traveller site? I am sure our mobile community is keeping a good eye on this rather tasty campsite...I know I would if I were a traveller.
Call me cynical, but in living on this planet for over half a century I have a good sense of how poorly a lot of these 'projects' by council's/government bodies ends up as they get more excited about how much they can spend than the need for it in the first place.
I believe the cost of the park was met by financial contributions from the various developers who have built homes in Dawlish over the past few years.
The park was needed because of environmental legislation which requires the provision of SANGS (Suitable Alternative Natural Green Space) when new homes are built near such places as Dawish Warren Nature Reserve and the Exe Estuary.
The purpose of its being built is to stop people and their kids and dogs from going to the likes of the Warren nature reserve. The new park is as it is described by SANGS - it is an alternative green space.
Don't people go to the Warren for the beach and amusements? I never see that many people walking through the reserve, and have never seen anyone set up camp for the day inside it.
Should we be saying 'the park was required because of environmental legislation' rather than 'the park was needed...........'
It might be required but I doubt it was needed and I doubt it will see significant use.............boring green field V seafront, beach, amusements? Time will tell.
I hear what you say Margaret.
Tourists use it? P'raps not. But I think dog walking locals will (but not during inclement weather.)
Absolutely brilliant, something nice to celebrate and enjoy for many years.
Many thanks to all involved.