In their latest publication to drop through our doors the Swanley Conservatives have accused the Labour party of continuing to “put out scaremongering rumours about the future of the Recreation Ground in the heart of Swanley.” We were pleased to see that they are in agreement with Labour in that they “will oppose any attempts to build over the Rec.”
Unfortunately, Swanley residents are in no way convinced that the Conservatives mean what they say. Doubts still remain about the future of the Rec because also dropping through our doors at the same time was the time bomb titled “Sevenoaks District Master Vision for Swanley and Hextable.”
This document, which has been sent to us with approval of our Conservative Councillors in Sevenoaks, contains specific proposals to
- LOCATE LEISURE FACILITITES MORE CENTRALLY
- BUILD A HEALTH /MEDICAL AND LEISURE FACILITIES ON THE EXISITNG RECREATION GROUND.
- BUILD NEW COUNCIL FACILITIES ON THE RECREATION GROUND
- BUILD A HOTEL ON THE RECREATION GROUND
So the big question remains why are our councillors telling us Swanley Residents that they are opposed to development on the Rec while approving the Master Plan at Sevenoaks? If they mean what they say in Swanley, why are they not opposing the Master Plan at Sevenoaks? Why are they wasting thousands of pounds of our council tax payers money on a futile consultation exercise?
Please attend the public meeting on Friday 7 October 7.30 at the Alexandra Suite and hold your councillors to account.