We Love the Earth Centre campaigners will be there on mass to send a clear message to the Council and the press that the Earth Centre must be returned to the public!
A public meeting has been arranged to discuss the future of the site.
Tuesday, 15th December 7pm at the Denaby Miners Welfare Club
As many local people will know, the Earth Centre, a multimillion pound
project funded at huge cost by the public with clear aims to be used as an
educational facility for the community, has been squandered and left to
rot. It is currently been used by war-game enthusiasts and as training ground for the MOD and the Police, the image of grown men running about shooting each other on children’s playgrounds and in the forest gardens simply makes us sick.
The site was closed down because it was not breaking-even. This was mainly
due to the over-reliance on the project being a tourist-mecca, but also
the mis-spending of money throughout the project's existence, as vast sums
were squandered on consultancy fees and extravagant, unaccountable
spending. If the centre had been run with more involvement of local
people, it may not have turned into the white elephant it is today.
We see the Earth Centre as a world class environmental facility for all to
utilise and enjoy. We want this facility open particularly in South
Yorkshire as we think that it can make a difference here the most with people given
training in new working skills such as the installation of solar-panels,
wind generators, ground-source heat pumps and high-tech building
The Council has refused to hold a public meeting with regards to the future of the Earth Centre. They have blocked requests from local community groups to harvest the fruit and medicinal plants and have effectively turned their backs on this opportunity to safeguard our children's future. We have a duty to them and the planet to encourage the community and the wider public to gain knowledge of the significance of new energy-saving technology and other aspects of sustainable living
The people are holding their own meeting on Tuesday 15th December 2009 at 7pm at the Denaby main miner’s welfare club. Please come along and support the campaign to reclaim our rights to decide what happens in our own communities. Have your say, power to the people, together we can make positive change!
Please see our blog – http://welovetheearthcentre.blogspot.com