heard it said that there's no such thing as an altruistic act - I think it
might have been Phoebe in Friends who mused about it.
actually, I think there is and I think the Brookfield campaign is an example.
calendar featuring photos taken from this area of untamed beauty is being
created and partly funded by a local man to be given to all Corby Councillors
to remind them of what is at stake.
local pensioner has spent her own money challenging Corby Council's decision to
now call this area 'Brownfield' when it's been previously labelled as
are spending hours campaigning, updating websites, delivering leaflets,
organizing meetings, marches, publicity events, talking to councillors at their
Saturday surgeries - anything that keeps this issue in the public
the cynics amongst you could say it's about house prices but you'd be very
never been about house prices, it's about health, quality of life, clean air,
preserving trees, protecting wildlife, looking after what little bits of green
space we have left.
is a beautiful county, with arguably some of the finest buildings and
historical sites in England.
why then are some people determined to destroy this 'green and pleasant land',
to quote William Blake?
they really so short sighted that they can't see past their bank balances?Is money so important to them that they don't
care about the health issues for local people and their children?
Steel own this land - perhaps they'd like to explain to us why it appears they're
not listening to local public opinion on this matter?Do they really want all this negative
publicity surrounding their company?Do
they not care about their legacy?
time is looming, where Corby Councillors will vote on the future of the
is their opportunity to try to make amends for mistakes of the past - let's not
list them here, we all know what they are.
would ask all Corby Councillors to please listen to what local people are
telling you on this issue - save our green spaces, our trees and wildlife.Our children's futures are in your hands;
that's a huge responsibility.Don't let
us down, you really do owe us that much.