Surely it is better to keep the land

Where do I begin; do I ask where Tony Ashby gets his figures from; do I comment on the state of the weed-strewn areas at the bottom of London Road which has the appearance of an abandoned project or more importantly should I challenge RDC’s decision to sell the family silver?

I trust residents outside Bexhill will indulge me but this is the area which I know and where I live.

From the report in this journal it would seem that the decision is to sell for a short term gain.

Where is the sense in selling a cottage which is or should be generating income, why sell the toilet block in Buckhurst Road, at least examine the possibility of demolishing the block and leasing the land to Sainsbury’s.

We would still have the asset and I suggest it is better to be asset rich than have a short term cash gain and if these assets are sold where will Rother get a better long term investment than land?

Speaking of land an area that really does concern me is St Marys Wood.

This is a delightful little wood (where the council have just spent money on fencing and a notice board)which is enjoyed by many dog walkers and is home to lots of birds (probably evicted from the Link Road site).

This is where my plea for help appears: could somebody please tell me how to go about getting this wood listed as an Asset of Community Value.

We must protect these areas otherwise our only green spaces will be the overgrown footpaths.

Mike French

Pembury Grove


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