Cllr Kemp and Cllr Hunwicks met up with the Chairman of the Horsell Allotments at the end of February to discuss the concerns that he had about the lack of facilities at the allotments for the many residents who worked there. WBC had originally promised facilities at the allotments when proposals came forward about a new fire station being built along Kestrel Way. Those arrangements never happened and as many know the new fire station is now being developed in Goldsworth Road. It also meant that although the allotments management committee had agreed to give up some land for that plan, the facilities have never been built.
Having spoken to the Chairman, Beryl and Colin contacted Leading Officers at WBC to see if anything could be progressed. In a recent Thameswey Board Meeting, the Directors, following a suggestion from the Chief Executive, felt that profits could be used by WBC, as the ultimate shareholder, to fund the facilities being built at the Horsell Allotments along Bullbeggars Lane! Promises had been made in good faith but not honoured because of circumstances and it was felt that this should be addressed.
Colin and Beryl are delighted with this outcome! Another example of your councillors working for the benefit of the residents of Horsell in conjunction with the Borough Council and our administration.