June 6, 2001
by Rob Mellett
WORRIED residents packed a local church hall on Monday at a public
meeting to discuss the Priory Crescent widening scheme.
Friends of the Earth's John Fuller chaired the meeting at St Mary's Church
hall, Victoria Avenue, as local folk questioned councillors' standpoints on
the building of a dual carriageway through Priory Park.
Mr Fuller said: "To do nothing to stop the road would be to betray our own
families. Join us to campaign in the fight to stop the building of a road
We are against wasting vast sums of money on a scheme that will do nothing
to alleviate congestion."
Plans such as these also add weight to growing environmental problems.
Save Priory Park website:
- Seven of the world's hottest years ever recorded were in the 1990s
- 1995 was the hottest year since records began
- Average temperatures have increased by 0.25°C in each of the last
- Scientists now warn that average planetary temperature could rise by
5.8°C in just 100 years and sea levels could rise by nearly one metre.
If this is allowed to happen, we will lose Old Leigh, millions of pounds
worth of sea front property, the c2c line and possibly the Pier.
- The Government's expert group on climate change and health (9/2/01)
confirmed unless action was taken, the UK would face catastrophic flooding
with a devastating impact upon the economy. Thousands of lives would be
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