Letter: South Cliff: protect us from this council

The club is used and enjoyed on a daily basis by all spectrums of the community.
The club is used and enjoyed on a daily basis by all spectrums of the community.

I am writing in response to the one-sided article concerning the sale of the South Cliff Bowls Club and based on comments by Scarborough Council and presented to its cabinet members.

The council comments made it appear that the land was derelict, not used, and of no value to the community.

On the contrary, the club is used and enjoyed on a daily basis by all spectrums of the community which the council says is a top priority in their green audit.

Weaponness is rated as “low” for green areas in this audit yet the council want to dispose of this land?

In the Scarborough plan for 2017 the council pledge to protect their green open space.

In the character appraisal of the Weaponness conservation area it states their main concern is to “protect and enhance”, all of this appears to be being ignored. The bowls club has been on this site for over 100 years and surely this heritage needs to be protected.

Neither of the councillors for Weaponness attended the meeting and have shown no interest in protecting the club.

The only councillor to have spoken in favour of the club is Cllr Siddons.

The councillors should be looking after the benefits for the people and not the developers.

As a new resident to Scarborough and a proud resident of Weaponness I am fully against this development.

Linda Marshall

Weaponness Park

Scarborough