What is going on in Baldock?

PUBLISHED: 12:30 28 September 2006 | UPDATED: 10:57 06 May 2010

I come from Baldock, my family is still there, so I often visit with my two children, read The Comet and generally catch up with what is going on. Articles published recently about the village green application for land on Clothall Common have made me rea

I come from Baldock, my family is still there, so I often visit with my two children, read The Comet and generally catch up with what is going on. Articles published recently about the village green application for land on Clothall Common have made me realise how lucky I was growing up with green, open spaces. My own children cannot visit the green places I enjoyed - we would be inside someone's house.

What is happening to Baldock? From reading a resident's newsletter, I found the website www.clothallgreen.co.uk and was appalled to find not only the open green spaces I would like to revisit have gone, but so have dozens more.

Talk about asset stripping - Baldock has changed, and not for the better, and what have you got for all your lost space? Nothing I can see.

There is a point when development goes over the top causing negative things to begin to affect the lives of people who live there - when people stop caring - then follows littering, road and car parking problems, vandalism, graffiti and petty crime. I do not think Baldock is far away from that situation and it is time that everyone in Baldock stood up to say 'No' to more development - you should be protecting what you have left of the town before it is too late.

T J JACKSON, Paddock Close, Clapham, Beds

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