Cllr supports Flackwell Heath residents over new M40 Junction 3a concerns

Cllr supports business owners over new M40 junction concerns

Cllr supports business owners over new M40 junction concerns

First published in News Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

OWNERS of a farm and equestrian centre in Flackwell Heath, who believe they would be in danger of closing if a new M40 junction is built, have received support from a leading councillor.

A petition to ‘Save Cobbles Farm’ which was signed by 1,619 people was delivered to Wycombe District Council last week by chairman of Chepping Wycombe Parish Council, Katrina Wood.

Cllr Wood spoke on behalf of the Curtis family who were shocked to discover about the proposed plans to build a new M40 junction 3a as part of the district council’s local plan.

Cllr Wood said: “Cobbles Farm is a valued local business in my ward, providing a home for many horses – a lot of whom have been rehomed there by the RSPCA and Horsewatch after difficult episodes in their lives.

“There are in excess of 300 local children on their books at any one time, learning to ride and enjoy the countryside, and they also provide regular lessons for the Bucks Downs Syndrome Association.”

She added: “Any motorway junction in this area would mean the closure of the Equestrian Centre.

“The consultation on this has caused Mr and Mrs Curtis great worry and they are now undecided whether to continue their investment plans to expand the business as their future is so uncertain.

“I presented the petition to support a business and residents of my ward as I feel they are a valuable addition to the area and I would hate to see it close as a consequence of Junction 3a and I felt their situation needed to be highlighted.”

It is believed a new junction would be built along Spring Lane and because of the nature of their work, the family do not believe their business would survive.

However, the petition will now be taken into account when WDC reveal the results of the public consultation, later on this year.

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9:24am Thu 7 Aug 14

faircuppa says...

Good old Woody, broken ranks with Tetty. Good to see campaigners have high level support rather than Libbys trying to save their undeserved seats. Lets get behind Woody now!
Good old Woody, broken ranks with Tetty. Good to see campaigners have high level support rather than Libbys trying to save their undeserved seats. Lets get behind Woody now! faircuppa
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9:34am Thu 7 Aug 14

jayeatman says...

So BFP, is this article 'Cllr supports business owners' or 'Cllr supports Flackwell Heath Residents'? I very strongly suspect the vast majority of business owners would rather enjoy improved access to the M40 and not having to use Handy Cross. Maybe the majority of Flackwell Heath residents too.
So BFP, is this article 'Cllr supports business owners' or 'Cllr supports Flackwell Heath Residents'? I very strongly suspect the vast majority of business owners would rather enjoy improved access to the M40 and not having to use Handy Cross. Maybe the majority of Flackwell Heath residents too. jayeatman
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1:01pm Thu 7 Aug 14

wycombetownie says...

Not often you find a Tory Councillor getting involved in doing the right thing. Tory Councillors normally sit on backsides and do nothing!
Perhaps Cllr Wood should join one of the other parties that care about our town .
Not often you find a Tory Councillor getting involved in doing the right thing. Tory Councillors normally sit on backsides and do nothing! Perhaps Cllr Wood should join one of the other parties that care about our town . wycombetownie
  • Score: 3

1:18pm Thu 7 Aug 14

jayeatman says...

wycombetownie wrote:
Not often you find a Tory Councillor getting involved in doing the right thing. Tory Councillors normally sit on backsides and do nothing!
Perhaps Cllr Wood should join one of the other parties that care about our town .
Must be an election on the horizon!
[quote][p][bold]wycombetownie[/bold] wrote: Not often you find a Tory Councillor getting involved in doing the right thing. Tory Councillors normally sit on backsides and do nothing! Perhaps Cllr Wood should join one of the other parties that care about our town .[/p][/quote]Must be an election on the horizon! jayeatman
  • Score: 3

2:41pm Thu 7 Aug 14

faircuppa says...

wycombetownie wrote:
Not often you find a Tory Councillor getting involved in doing the right thing. Tory Councillors normally sit on backsides and do nothing!
Perhaps Cllr Wood should join one of the other parties that care about our town .
Yeh Lib Dems pretending they support people all the year round!!!
[quote][p][bold]wycombetownie[/bold] wrote: Not often you find a Tory Councillor getting involved in doing the right thing. Tory Councillors normally sit on backsides and do nothing! Perhaps Cllr Wood should join one of the other parties that care about our town .[/p][/quote]Yeh Lib Dems pretending they support people all the year round!!! faircuppa
  • Score: -3

3:39pm Thu 7 Aug 14

AgentMorty says...

faircuppa wrote:
wycombetownie wrote:
Not often you find a Tory Councillor getting involved in doing the right thing. Tory Councillors normally sit on backsides and do nothing!
Perhaps Cllr Wood should join one of the other parties that care about our town .
Yeh Lib Dems pretending they support people all the year round!!!
Play nicely children
[quote][p][bold]faircuppa[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wycombetownie[/bold] wrote: Not often you find a Tory Councillor getting involved in doing the right thing. Tory Councillors normally sit on backsides and do nothing! Perhaps Cllr Wood should join one of the other parties that care about our town .[/p][/quote]Yeh Lib Dems pretending they support people all the year round!!![/p][/quote]Play nicely children AgentMorty
  • Score: 10

5:52pm Thu 7 Aug 14

faircuppa says...

AgentMorty wrote:
faircuppa wrote:
wycombetownie wrote:
Not often you find a Tory Councillor getting involved in doing the right thing. Tory Councillors normally sit on backsides and do nothing!
Perhaps Cllr Wood should join one of the other parties that care about our town .
Yeh Lib Dems pretending they support people all the year round!!!
Play nicely children
Children that play nicely tend to apologise
[quote][p][bold]AgentMorty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]faircuppa[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wycombetownie[/bold] wrote: Not often you find a Tory Councillor getting involved in doing the right thing. Tory Councillors normally sit on backsides and do nothing! Perhaps Cllr Wood should join one of the other parties that care about our town .[/p][/quote]Yeh Lib Dems pretending they support people all the year round!!![/p][/quote]Play nicely children[/p][/quote]Children that play nicely tend to apologise faircuppa
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