Sefton Council’s ‘Green Space Strategy’ exposed as sheer Hypocrisy
Sefton Council’s eco-propaganda department spin us all the line that they are working wonders to provide green spaces, to promote wildlife and give us all nice, cleaner air. However, the truth is a different thing altogether…
In its glossy document, ‘Green Space Strategy for Sefton’ we find the following claims.
Sadly, when the Council gave away Ainsdale’s George Drive woodlands to the countryside-wreckers, One Vision Housing (OVH), they seem to have forgotten all about their lawful duties of promotion towards biodiversity.
The Council’s hypocritical document was sold to the public as follows…
Let’s examine the eco-promotional aims of the Council’s document.
Other aims are given (with examples of objectives from various Sefton areas) but we get the general idea that it’s vitally important to save and encourage green spaces in the community.
On the following chart Southport is given as an area of ‘below the target ‘ for availability of green spaces.
The document rambled on about increasing the wildlife value of green spaces.
Without any doubt this was all great news for Southport residents. Nevertheless, the Committee Meeting last March in Bootle dismissed all of the content of this (their own) document and a plethora of good reasons regarding why axing Kitty’s Wood in Ainsdale was a terrible (and legally questionable) idea.
Labour en-masse, along with the Sefton Tory Leader ignored their own Council green agenda and passed the ludicrous decision to destroy the wildlife – rich woodlands. This conduct is totally unacceptable.
The appalling situation today therefore is a community at loggerheads with an uncaring council and OVH, the king of the Bootle-based countryside wreckers. The corrupt decision was based on utter committee dismissal of the leading green agenda and also because the developer had funding in place to destroy the wildlife reserve herein. Again, this absurd decision is totally unacceptable and MUST be reversed.
Also see more bogus Sefton Council claims here.
We have 5 aims for green space in Sefton to help us to make this vision real:
1. Improving the quality, variety and accessibility of all types of green space.
2. Increasing community use of all green spaces and improving community health.
3. Making the most of the ways in which green space can help reduce the impacts of climate change.
4. Increasing the wildlife value of green spaces. 5. Working with partners, especially to make the most of funding opportunities.
The infamous decision to destroy the woodland is immoral, unsound and perhaps also legally questionable on many grounds.This corrupt decision must be overturned and as soon as possible for the community and wildlife.
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