GALLERY: Plans for Whittlesey Country Park progressing nicely

13:54 04 September 2014

Whittlesey Country Park Committee. Picture: Steve Williams.

Whittlesey Country Park Committee. Picture: Steve Williams.

Archant

Plans for a 59 acre country park in Whittlesey are moving forward.

The Whittlesey Country Park committee met on Monday and fielded questions from residents about their plans for the park, off Eastrea Road, which is the brainchild of local resident and benefactor Bruce Smith.

He has enlisted the support of Sainsbury’s, who have been given permission to build a store in Eastrea Road, for the project.

A total of £500,000 has been pledged by Mr Smith and Sainsbury’s to help with the running the park for 10 years. At that point, it is hoped the park will be self-sufficient.

Martin Whitwell, chairman of the Friends of Whittlesey Country Park, said the park is going to be a “fantastic” place the whole community will be able to enjoy.

Whittlesey Country Park Plan. Picture: Steve Williams.Whittlesey Country Park Plan. Picture: Steve Williams.

He said: “The meeting was very well attended and we are moving forward. We have a very committed group of people on the committee and we are very excited about the project.

“If we could start tomorrow we would but we have got to wait for Sainsbury’s to give us the go ahead. Credit to them, they have been fantastic and very supportive.

“This is going to be a fantastic place for the people of Whittlesey and we hope it will be self-sufficient in 10 years.

“We are taking everybody’s good ideas on board about what the park should be like and will get a good balance.”

Residents can go to the Whittlesey Country Park Facebook page or e-mail friendsofwhittleseycountrypark@yahoo.co.uk for more information.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Cambs Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Cambs Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Cambs Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Yesterday, 16:51
Tory candidate for police commissioner Jason Ablewhite responds to questions at a hustings event in Wisbech. On his left is Nick Clarke, the UKIP candidate

Tory candidate Jason Ablewhite last night described critics attacking him over comments he posted on his Facebook page six years ago as being “desperate to muck rack”.

Yesterday, 19:51
Operation Edison, Cambridgeshire Police conduct the last of 4 warrants searching for drugs., 
Ely, Littleport, 
29/04/2016
Picture by Terry Harris.

Yet more arrests were made in Littleport as the curtain came down on East Cambridgeshire Police’s latest operation in their crackdown on drug related crime - Operation Edison.

Yesterday, 19:34
Police arrest a suspect (Mr Ian Clarke ) on for the offences of possessing class A and class B drugs  Operation Edison, Cambridgeshire Police conduct drug warrants at various addresses in Cambridgeshire,
71 Heron Croft, Soham
28/04/2016. 
Picture by Terry Harris.

A man was arrested in Soham last Thursday for possession of a class A and B drugs, alongside handling stolen goods as part of East Cambridgeshire Police’s latest crack-down.

Yesterday, 18:28
Police enter the property. Operation Edison, Cambridgeshire Police conduct drug warrants at various addresses in Cambridgeshire,
85 Kingfisher Drive, Soham
27/04/2016. 
Picture by Terry Harris.

Two men were arrested for being in possession of a class B drug, namely cannabis, during a police raid in Soham.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Cambs Times e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up