Despite the cold wind and rain supporters of our village green campaign staged a protest on the green next to Barnes car park on the Westbrook Promenade. The press were there and protesters were interviewed. About 50 turned up with umbrellas and raincoats. Councillor Tom King was also present and I would like to thank him for his support.
It is expected that the report will appear in the Isle of Thanet Gazette this week.
Supporters have asked that we arrange a venue and hold a meeting to prepare for the hearing that is due to take place in the Spring. Watch this space for date,time and place.
There is a petition which is growing and this will add impetus to the campaign. So far there are about 150 names. If anyone wants to sign this please e-mail WASPS on firstname.lastname@example.org alternatively add your comments below.
The petition reads as follows;
"We the undersigned are against the proposed sale or lease by Thanet District Council and subsequent development of the common ground below the cliffs and adjacent to the car park on the promenade at Westbrook. It has free access to all and has been left natural and is developing its own wildlife and flora. One development proposes 12 beach chalets for holiday accommodation. This would destroy the site and deny all use by the public."