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Weʼre raising £4,000 to stop Bournemouth Council building a large visitor attraction at Hicks Farm in the Throop Village Conservation Area.
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A HUGE THANK YOU ... to everyone who has already donated towards our 'fighting fund' on our previous Just Giving page: www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/throopvillage-conservationgroupOLD
We have managed to raise a whopping £955 so far which will be used to support our ongoing campaign to stop Bournemouth Council building a large visitor attraction at Hicks Farm in the heart of Throop Village, Bournemouth.
If you visit our old Just Giving page or our website www.friendsofthroop.co.uk you will see what we are all about, and how you can join us and support the campaign.
We are a group of local residents who are working to support our local community and fight the proposals that Bournemouth Council has to build a 'community farm' at Hicks Farm. We DO support the renovation and repair of the farm and farm buildings and we would love to see the farm restored as a working agricultural farm. However WE DO NOT SUPPORT development and commercialisation at Hicks Farm and object to the Council's plans which include:
* car parking for 150+ vehicles
* additional traffic
* up to 500,000 potential visitors each year
* commercial activities (such as business units & offices, restaurant, farm shop, glamping site, petting farm, venue space etc.)
Throop Village is the last bastion of traditional countryside in the conurbation and already enjoyed by many who enjoy riverside & countryside walks, horse riding and cycling. It is open for ALL as it is and does not need any intervention from Bournemouth Council to make it into a country park. LEAVE IT ALONE!
What happens next?
Throop Village Conservation Group has been canvassing local Councillors and council representatives and we have been challenging their so-called 'public consultation' as we do not believe that enough consideration has been given to listening to local residents. We have produced a newsletter and held a public meeting - both of which were very well received by local people.
We are currently awaiting feedback from Bournemouth Council as to their next phase, and will continue to keep you informed and up to date with any news. Our fighting fund is being used to produce the website, newsletters etc. and we really appreciate your support.
If we don't fight to protect the Throop Village Conservation Area now.. it will be lost forever.
We really appreciate your ongoing and continued support to help us stop commercialism and development and help protect the Throop Village Conservation Area.
Visit our website Throop Village Conservation Group for more news, views & updates.
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