Well my friends I can now reveal to you that on Wednesday 10th February 2010 Harthill Copse was felled by Liverpool City Council, acting on behalf of The Harthill Allotment Association. Oh yes and I am sorry to say that we have lost our three year long fight to save this area for the benefit of local wildlife.
On behalf of myself I would like to thank the many people who have supported us over the past three years….Councillor Berni Turner, Mike McCartney, Dr. Richard Burkmar,Councillor Phil Moffatt, Jean Goldsworthy (Surrey AG) Mersey Forest, The Liverpool RSPB group, Nikki Lark, Robbie Quinn, Kevin Curran, Janet Pell (Landlife) Adam Graham Lancashire Wildlife Trust. The children of Broadgreen Primary School and many more people far too numerous to mention.
I only wish we could have done better for you but we failed miserably……beaten by the better team!
So who are these wonderful people who have destroyed our lovely woodland for the sake of two allotment plots?
Well I’ve always believed that a person should stand up and be counted, not hiding under the shade of a felled tree or behind a false on-line identity ….so without further ado I’d like to introduce you to the usual suspects
THE HARTHILL A TEAM!………..off the top of my head and in no particular order:
Barbara Rigby: Boss Head teacher and Harthill Allotment’s secretary
Carol Newby: Allotment holder and something else…yawn!
Mark Buchannan: healer of the sick
Phil O’Brian: Allotment grass cutter (and voice piece with no particular role!)
Peter Stowe: Committed Member
Emily Gerrans: Allotment Holder and part time actress!
Eleanor Martin: Green Party Member and Allotment Committee Member
Margret Gibson: Allotment Holder an shit like that!
Now I think all these people should be celebrating a great victory and proud of their involvement in this campaign, it was well run, positive and admirable….I take my hats off to them…..they have succeeded and we have failed which now means we are relegated or some shit like that?
They have collectively reduced the waiting list at Harthill from urm…60 to 58 and successfully destroyed our lovely little Harthill Copse- WELL DONE! And congratulations……. I salute you all 🙂
Urm, or something like that…….OK I think that’s enough from me. By the way I apologize if I’ve left your name off the roll call of honor…you can always email me and I can put that right straight away 😉