West Bank Park

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WE WOULD like to thank Jane Cullen, founder and chair of West Bank Park Heritage Project, and her team for organising the public meeting we attended. There were more than 100 attendees from the community and it was great to see Holgate people galvanised in community action.

West Bank Park was the family home of James Backhouse, a 19th century botanist, nursery owner and Quaker missionary. Backhouse Nurseries stretched from where the park is now, westwards to Acomb and was one of the most significant nurseries in the north of England.

We look forward to supporting the group Improve West Bank Park in anyway we can and we hope to see even more residents become engaged and involved.

Councillor James Alexander, Councillor Sonja Crisp, Councillor Joe Riches, Labour Councillors for Holgate ward, City of York Council.

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4:34pm Mon 1 Sep 14

bravo whisky says...

Yes didn't you do well Holgate councillors, Alexander, Crisp and co, you want to get yourselves in there in the middle of the night around 0130 to 0300hrs and witness the users of the basketball area clattering their balls about, then you may not sleep so well. Another nail in your coffins, leaving Public parks open all night. No fears, it will all come back to haunt you.
Yes didn't you do well Holgate councillors, Alexander, Crisp and co, you want to get yourselves in there in the middle of the night around 0130 to 0300hrs and witness the users of the basketball area clattering their balls about, then you may not sleep so well. Another nail in your coffins, leaving Public parks open all night. No fears, it will all come back to haunt you. bravo whisky
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2:15pm Wed 3 Sep 14

bravo whisky says...

Looks like the backslapping councillors did not like the truth about West Bank Park.
Looks like the backslapping councillors did not like the truth about West Bank Park. bravo whisky
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