Clwyd South politicians Susan Elan Jones MP and Ken Skates AM have joined forces to appeal to Denbighshire County Council to work with the Llangollen Community Garden group amid concerns that the Llangollen Community Garden may be under threat from future development plans. Susan Elan Jones MP said ‘I urge Denbighshire Council to liaise to take into consideration the community wellbeing of both current and future generations. Community wellbeing needs to be protected wherever possible.’ Ken Skates AM added, ‘I completely support Susan’s call for Denbighshire County Council to work closely with the community garden group towards the overall wellbeing of the community with a view to bringing this matter to a satisfactory conclusion.’
Llangollen Community Garden is under threat and there are various ways to help: 1. Sign the petition; 2. Share this post; 3. Email the council. Details at http://www.llangollengarden.co.uk/help-save-the-garden/ Quoting from the campaign page …
“On 11th January 2018 the Asset Management Group at Denbighshire county council will decide whether to sell the land on which the community garden is based. The land on which the community garden is based is owned by Denbighshire county council, and we are licensed to use the land for gardening. Until now this has worked well for us and the council.
Recently however the council were approached by a developer looking to build between 4 and 5 detached houses on the community garden. The developer proposed to the council that the community garden land be gifted to them in return for building work being carried out at Plas Newydd. The developer suggested extending the cafe at Plas Newydd as a suitable scheme of work in return for the land. We found out about this proposal only 4 days before the meeting at which the decision was made by the council to proceed in principle with the ‘land swap’. It was a private council meeting, so our only representation was a statement sent via Cllr Graham Timms.
The campaign statement is here: http://www.llangollengarden.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Statement_November_07-11-2017.pdf
On 11th January the Asset Management Group at Denbighshire county council will decide whether to ratify their decision to proceed with the swap, or whether to stop and save the community garden. We need your help to save the community garden! Please get in touch if you have any questions, comments or suggestions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.”