Hard work of town council

I have no argument with Nigel Jury attacking my letter in The Comet of January 24. but he seems to have missed the point I was making. The Letchworth Garden City Council is a definite buffer between the other two local organisations who do not always foll

I have no argument with Nigel Jury attacking my letter in The Comet of January 24. but he seems to have missed the point I was making.

The Letchworth Garden City Council is a definite buffer between the other two local organisations who do not always follow the planning ideals laid down by Ebenezer Howard. For instance the LGCC were approached by residents of The Grange who were disturbed about NHDC plans to redesign the land behind the Southfields shops. Part of their plans were to site a youth games area in a car park next to The Pelican pub a plot frequented by drug addicts and where the pub manager regularly collected syringe needles.

A new layout design presented by the LGC councillors was accepted by the residents and eventually the NHDC and is at this moment being landscaped by Groundworks Ltd.

An ingenious part of this new plan was to close off the centre of Pelican Way thus safeguarding pedestrians using the new landscaped area. This is only one of the many areas that LGCC has been involved in. More recently, they have helped in objecting to the redevelopment in Pasture Road and the alterations to the Grammar School which earned the Garden City Council the thanks of the residents of Gorst Close, a cul-de-sac off Broadwater Avenue. We have also objected to many aspects of the town centre redevelopment.


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So Mr Jury if you are indeed interested in preserving Letchworth, then you should be backing the LGCC not attacking it.

An update of specific projects the council are getting involved in can be obtained from the office at any time.

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Present projects include opposing demolition of the Hawksley Bungalows, off Wilbury Way and support and formation of resident's forums in Westbury, The Grange and the Jackmans area.

DEREK HODGSON, LCC Councillor, Norton Road, Letchworth Garden City

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