Have fun and stop the invasion

AN ACTION group campaigning to stop the expansion of Luton onto Herts Green Belt is holding a family fun day to raise funds for the cause. Keep East Of Luton Green (KEOLG) are holding the Little Offley Extravaganza in the grounds of Little Offley House o

AN ACTION group campaigning to stop the expansion of Luton onto Herts Green Belt is holding a family fun day to raise funds for the cause.

Keep East Of Luton Green (KEOLG) are holding the Little Offley Extravaganza in the grounds of Little Offley House on Sunday so they continue the fight against proposals to build 5,500 homes in the beautiful Lilley valley.

The group has so far organised rallies and thousands of objection postcards to the plans by Beds councillors who want to meet their housing targets by crossing the border.

David Wynn, group secretary, said: "We are all volunteers and rely on fundraising events such as the extravaganza to enable us to keep proactively campaigning against the proposals.

The first stage of objections to the outrageous proposals has been submitted but there is a long way to go. It is vital to keep up the momentum to oppose these plans."

Members of the group will be there on Sunday to answer any questions on the planning process, timelines and how they can voice their concerns.

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Hitchin MP, Peter Lilley, who will also at the extravaganza, said: "The elected representatives of Luton and South Bedfordshire should consider proposals that affect their own areas before they even dream of predatory development elsewhere."

The day will have fire engine rides; a carousel; space hopper races; Hitchin Brass Band; artisan stalls including vintage, recycled and restored furniture, jewellery and clothing; pony petting and a hog roast and cream teas.

The fun starts at 11am until 2pm and entry is �3. Children go free, but no dogs allowed. Car parking is available. For more information on the day call Kirsty Caldwell on 07939 274008.

To find out more about KEOLG call Nicky Sadler on 01462 769624 or go to www.keolg.org

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