Secret judges! Why is there no public report? Why all the secrecy? see their letter below..
I wrote to them to ask but the judges must remain a secret! That makes me think that the judges may have undisclosed interests that make them bias towards the present park management. Otherwise there is no explaination for giving the award. as the key criteria are not met.
Healthy, Safe, and Secure
The reason given for the new bridge is that the present situation is not safe with so many pedestrians sharing a path with articulated lorries so why did the judges think this was ok?
Conservation and Heritage
Did the judges view the extreme damage caused by the work on the 'bridge/road' before planning permission and recent work affecting nesting birds also contrary to planning permission.
A management plan is about the future and policy and as on your own website states
'clearly and adequately addresses all the above criteria and any other relevant aspects of the park or green space’s management. The plan must be actively implemented and regularly reviewed. Financially sound management of the park or green space must also be demonstrated.'
The 'on going community involvement and partnership working' is sadly lacking as I pointed out that 5,000 people are not happy with the park policy and signed a petition. Another 1.600 on facebook object. These people have all serious concerns and have not been listened to.
All Lab cllrs, Tory and indepenent cllrs all oppose this plan.
Why is there no public report? Why all the secrecy?
From the green flag award...Paul Todd Green Flag Award Scheme Manager