SO, Ladies, Gentlemen and children of our little village, Beeston. After years of battling against the proposed Mosque (sorry, multi faith Islamic learning centre etc, etc) we finally learn that the Planning Advisor, who we believe resides in BRISTOL, has given the vote to Aspiring Communities that it is a good idea for the build to go ahead.
Over 3000 people, residents in our local community, local Councillors, all three and a Labour Government Minister of our Ward, are (and always will be) against this build. An underground car park is to be excavated when the time comes, causing all sorts of noise, pollution and general misery, all for people to use this building every now and again. Barkly Road, is wide enough for just two vehicles to pass, what will it be like when wagons and tipper trucks are in and out with all excavated debris ?
Why, you ask. It is to integrate OUR Society into Islamic ways, one door for the men and one for the Sisters I presume as other buildings in our area are.
All discussions over the last few years have all been against extra traffic in our area, air pollution and noise, but the person who thinks this is a good idea will know nothing about it. The local primary schools are in danger of having children at risk through traffic, but no, that doesn’t matter.
Beeston, as I write, is in total turmoil, people are doing what most people are thinking, and their properties are up for sale.
I applaud the Committees of “Save Our Beeston”, Community forums and special thanks go to individuals who have worked long and tirelessly for our cause, no names mentioned but we all know who they are. Devastated, that’s the only word I can think of, how they feel at this moment.
Beeston, how we have known it for generations, will never be the same again!!
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