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On Wednesday 28 July from 18.30 - 20.00 FOHC hosted an OPEN MEETING at Ardagh Sports Club to discuss the Area Green Space proposals related to the Horfield Common area in detail.

You can see the Area Green Space (AGSP) proposals in full here: http://www.bristol.gov.uk/agsp

More than 160 people attended the meeting and were strongly opposed to the proposal to sell Wellington Hill Playing Field for development and to the proposals to decommission and close the Tennis Courts and Bowling Green at the Ardagh.

There are 8 items below which detail how FOHC is responding to the AGSP proposals & a poster that you can download and display in your window and on local notice-boards to raise awareness of these proposals - JOIN OUR CAMPAIGN!

1. Download a poster for your window - click here to help make sure that others know about the proposals!

2. These are the notes from the meeting on 28 July 2010 (before you print - please note that this document is approx.20 pages).

3. This is the document that FOHC handed out at that meeting 'A Quick Guide to the AGSP and how to make your voice heard.'

It was noted at the meeting on 28 July that there are 2 separate consultations taking place in relation to the proposals. It is essential to respond to both to ensure that your views are registered.

4. This is FOHCs draft letter in response to the proposals contained in the Horfield and Lockleaze Area Green Space Plan Ideas and Options paper (AGSP) consultation (before you print - please note that this document is approx.20 pages).

Please do let us know what you think about our response before we submit it at the end of August.

5. This is FOHCs letter in response to the Site Allocations and Development Management Options (SADMO) consultation

You can see the Site Allocations and Development Management Options (SADMO) proposals in full here:http://www.bristol.gov.uk/ccm/content/Environment-Planning/Planning/planning-policy-documents/bristol-development-framework/site-allocations

6. FOHC will be hosting a follow-up meeting on 3 September 2010 from 18.30 - 20.00 at the Ardagh - ALL WELCOME .

7. In addition to the AGSP and SADMO consultations, FOHC is also submitting an application to register Wellington Hill Playing Field as a Village Green, as this would protect it for the use of the local community into the future.

To support this campaign - please download an evidence questionnaire about your (and others') use of Wellington Hill Playing Field (more commonly known locally as the 'Church Field', The 'Rectory Field', or simply the 'Field') and return it to us. For a copy of the evidence questionnaire click here.

Please continue to complete them! The more evidence we have of the use of the field - the stronger our application!

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