Mike was delighted by the level of support at yesterday’s public meeting when around 500 residents turned up to object to Green plans for a new traveller site on the South Downs National Park.
The meeting at Patcham Community Centre was so popular that hundreds of residents had to be turned away as there was limited capacity in the hall. A petition against the site was enthusiastically embraced, with a number of people taking it away so that their friends and families who could not make the meeting would have an opportunity to voice their objection.
Mike has repeatedly highlighted Green claims that the construction of yet another publicly-funded traveller site would stop park invasions – yet the opposite was true when Greenleas Park in Hangleton was recently taken over when there were spaces in the city’s current site.
Commenting, Mike said: “Quite rightly residents are extremely angry at the Green Party and their lackadaisical policies. The Green administration cannot continue to ignore the wishes of residents; together we will fight the plans for a traveller site on the South Downs National Park.”
Mike added, “I will certainly be organising another meeting for residents. Given that around 500 people turned up, I will be sure next time to find a venue that will have room for everyone.“