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To: Local residents of Pogmoor in Barnsley
Save Penny Pie Park
Sign the petition to show Barnsley Council that Penny Pie Park is an integral part of the community and makes no sense to get rid of it for a roundabout. There has to be a better alternative which would work for both the community and the council.
Why is this important?
Barnsley Council are wanting to build a gyratory on Penny Pie Park in Pogmoor effectively turning the remaining park into a roundabout.
The objections are:
It’s a much loved and used green space by a variety of people from young children, teenagers, dog walkers, disabled, the elderly, people reading papers and everything in between.
Obesity levels are on the rise and to take away one of the few large green spaces would be a detriment to the community. Children would end up on street corners or in their bedroom
Both noise and air pollution would rise due to the felling of healthy trees
We should be discouraging cars rather than creating ways to encourage them to come into town so improvements should be made to our public transport system
The park is a lifesaver as the Yorkshire Air Ambulance lands on the park due to the hospital not having a helipad this is usually to support the Embrace service
The park creates an income as the Scott Pullen & Son Fairground comes several times a year
The park is maintained by a Community group who organise events throughout the year. They have been nominated and won awards including Pride of Barnsley. They have raised funds to provide a pathway, trees, shrubs and are still doing the good work. Tree sculptures have been created around the park incorporating a story/nature trail for the younger children.