I refer to the article in the Lynn News on June 17 titled ‘Love Your Parks photo contest’ to find the best picture of a green space in West Norfolk.
Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds, cabinet member for Culture, Heritage and Health, said: “King’s Lynn and West Norfolk has many beautiful parks and green spaces, and in Bloom 2016 we’ll celebrate them again this year. If you love parks you’ll have spotted something worth photographing and we’d love you to share those pictures with us.”
Some members of the community could see this as quite ironic and somewhat hypocritical of the council to announce this competition at the current time when they are in the process of destroying Lynnsport Leisure Park. Photographs are lovely to have on show but to be able to walk and play in safety, away from traffic in free open green space, to enjoy the trees, flora, wildlife and the peace and clean air is immeasurable in terms of health and wellbeing for all ages and abilities.
Housing is needed, we know that, but so are parks; time will show this to be true and the loss of this beautiful tranquil park will be seen with huge regret by many in the future.
Sue Bruce, Reffley