Derek Twigg MP has given me his eye witness statement in support of the application to have the green space (the Biggie) in the middle of the Kingsway Estate registered as a Village Green. It looks like X marks the spot on the photograph – they’re actually the paths.
It is already designated as green space, however, Village Green status gives further protections against any future development attempts in future years. The land is not currently at risk but it would do no harm to future proof it’s protection.
Kingsway Estate residents Past & Present could you help with providing statements of your use of the land over the decades or use that you have witnessed. Minimum twenty years proof that local people have took part in lawful sports and pastimes on the land is a requirement. Some examples are ad-hoc games – football, rugby, rounders, cricket etc, picnics, fetes, parties, dog walking, walking.
I believe this land has been in use by local people since the late 1920s/early 1930s. The estate or scheme as it was called was designed around the principle of the large central communal green recreation area and the backs were allotment land.
If you could send your statements of how you have used or seen this land used lawfully by local residents over the years to firstname.lastname@example.org it would really assist in achieving Village Green status.