Protecting our Green Spaces

Liberal Democrats on Torbay Council are set to call on the Council to protect the BMX track and the playing field off Easterfield Lane Watcombe Torquay, by registering them with the national memorial scheme Fields In Trust at the Torbay Full council to be held on 19 October 2017.

Steve Darling, Watcombe ward councillor and leader of the Liberal Democrat group on Torbay Council, said: “Earlier this year we got the Council to agree to transfer the original King George V playing fields to this organisation to protect them. Shortly after this decision I was led to believe that the transfer would include the Easterfield Lan playing field and so we decided to let sleeping dogs lie. Recently, however, we were advised that the Council had decided only to register the King George the V playing fields. We know the community see these recreational areas as being inextricably linked and so we are putting this proposal forward.”

Roger Stringer, fellow Liberal Democrat and Watcombe councillor, said: “This land is the green lung of St Marychurch and Watcombe and we need to ensure that it is protected for generations to come. People were delighted that the King George V playng fields were protected. We see this motion as finishing the job. “

Notice of Motion – Dedication of King George V Playing Field and Easterfield Lane
Council 19 October 2017

Further to the decision made on 2 February 2017, to register King George V Playing Fields with the National Memorial Scheme, the Council agrees to extend the registration to include the area commonly known as the BMX track and Easterfield Lane playing field as set out in the attached map.

Proposer: Councillor Darling (S)
Seconder: Councillor Roger Stringer

Contact Steve Darling 07736658666

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