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2012 marks Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and it will be celebrated in fitting style. The Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge, operated by Fields in Trust, is a fantastic new campaign to protect 2,012 outdoor recreational spaces in communities all across the country as a permanent living legacy of this great event.
The campaign will give communities an opportunity to vote for an outdoor space in their area to become part of the scheme and be permanently protected as a tribute to the Diamond Jubilee.
Daniel Park in Whitchurch has been nominated to be protected permanently in this way. The area includes the skatepark, the BMX track and the large field behind them with wide paths mown in the grass connecting with the public footpath to The Hangings and Bere Mill.
Votes for Daniel Park to be a protected Queen Elizabeth II field must be cast by 18 November 2011 and they can only be cast on-line. VOTE HERE FOR WHITCHURCH
The skatepark is also the focus of a campaign for some improvements. It presently attracts people from a wide area, including Andover, Basingstoke and Winchester, but it is showing its age and requires some refurbishments.
A Facebook pages has been attracting hundreds of supporters, but there are some frustrations from some of the campaigners as they fear their voices are not being heard.
One keen user said
…we were meant to get a spine and that never happened, everything is rusting, it is meant to get re-done every ten years, the ramps are breaking and its to small…
The skatepark, associated BMX track and the open spaces are some of the town’s great assets. It has been suggested that some of the funds that developers have to provide when undertaking building should be used to refurbish and improve the facilities at Daniel Park.
Meantime the town website is only too pleased to support the campaign to ensure the whole area can be protected as open space through the QEII Fields Challenge.
Vote now… VOTE HERE FOR WHITCHURCH