LETTER: Thanks to those who helped create new Towneley landscape
What a nerve Lib Dem Coun. Jeff Sumner has in accepting on behalf of the borough the new parkland that was previously the home of the former Towneley High School.
Let no one forget the Lib Dems, including our MP Gordon Birtwistle, who was leader of the council at the time, led the opposition to the site of the new Unity College and the development of the site of the old school to return it to parkland.
Their opposition delayed the building of the super school, and cost the council tax payers of Lancashire hundreds of thousands of pounds as they forced the matter to a wasteful public inquiry.
If anyone accepted the land on behalf of the borough it should have been those who fought tirelessly to make the school and parkland happen and not those who did everything they could to prevent it.
Former MP Peter Pike, former council leader Stuart Caddy and former LCC Cabinet member for schools Marcus Johnstone should take great pride in delivering a fantastic school and new open space for the people of the borough.
Future generations will be thankful to those who contributed and those who didn’t should hang their heads in shame and get off their latest bandwagon.
COUN. MARK TOWNSEND