I have called an urgent meeting of my Community Committee on Tuesday 27th January 2015 at 6.45pm with one agenda item – making Hopefield Animal Sanctuary a Community Asset. It is a public meeting at the Town Hall so please come along and show your support for Hopefield and this important step in protecting it. The agenda will be published HERE on Monday.
I was on Phoenix FM today talking about it. Our vision in the Lib Dems, headed by Cllr Barry Aspinell, is to expand and enhance Hopefield to make it a tourist attraction and one of the first steps is to protect it as a Community Asset. This means that Tesco would not be able to sell the land without telling Hopefield and we would then have six months to raise the funds (you can give them a head start by making a donation here).
The other issue surrounding Hopefield is the fact that it is an identified site in the consultation on the future of Brentwood. I would like to see this site rejected as a potential development site and we need you to let us know if you agree with us. Have your say HERE.
Cllr Aspinell would like to see the land changed to recreation and Hopefield also want this – you can sign the petition HERE.
So, a recap for all Hopefield lovers:
1. Attend the meeting at the Town Hall on 27/01 at 6.45pm OR watch the webcast OR write to me in support.
2. Complete the consultation having your say on the Hopefield land and how it should be designated.
3. Sign the petition
4. Join the Hopefield Facebook site- https://www.facebook.com/hopefieldsanctuary?fref=ts or follow them on Twitter @Hopefield_Essex