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Who is the WSCRA?

The Westlands, Seabridge and Clayton Residents Association (WSCRA) is a group formed by residents of the three wards to oppose the planned sell off of Clayton Road Field, Winchester Drive Green and Repton Drive Green for housing development. It was formed at a public meeting at Wye Road Community Centre Seabridge attended by over 250 residents on 7th February 2011 and formally consituted at the first AGM on 22 June 2011. The Clayton Road Field subgroup is also a member of the WSCRA.

Please note the WSCRA has no connection with the long standing Clayton Residents Association (CRA). Our aims are specific to the green spaces and we do not believe our objectives signicantly overlap with the good works carried out by the CRA.

 

Who Are Save Our Green Spaces?

Save Our Green Spaces are an informal association of residents action groups set up to oppose the disposal by the council of the seven sites in Newcastle under Lyme. Some of the local groups are formally constituted as Residents Associations who's main purpose is to oppose the sale and development of green spaces within its locality.

The seven sites under threat are Pennyfields Road - Kidsgrove, Thomas Street - Talke, Shrewsbury Drive - Chesterton, Clayhanger Close - Bradwell, Clayton Road Field - Clayton, Repton Drive - Westlands, Winchester Drive Westlands.

Steering Committee

Following the residents meeting at Wye Road Community Centre on Monday, 7 February 2011, the residents voted unanimously to oppose Newcastle under Lyme Borough Council's planned sell-off of its green spaces. They also voted to form residents groups for each area that had been targeted for development. They agreed to form residents associations initially for the Clayton Road Field area and the Westlands Southeast area being the areas that were under the most immediate threat, recognising that other residents may form groups in separate areas as the Council progressed its plans. To coordinate action and share information between the associations, the residents also agreed to form a steering committee which would act an umbrella organisation.

Due to the speed in setting up the residents meeting there was no time to go through the formal process of nominations and voting. It was suggested that the present volunteers present on the rostrum (excluding obviously the guest councillors) form a provisional steering group in order to get things moving quickly. The volunteers opting for the roles are doing so due to the speed of events until a formal committee can be appointed at the next residents meeting, which is expected to be in early May.

The acting Steering Group members therefore are as follows: –

Anthony Farrell - Clayton Rd. Field Residents Association

John Goode - Westlands South Residents Association

Callum Henderson - Westlands South Residents Association

Belinda Mifflin (chair) - Westlands South Residents Association

George Taylor - Clayton Rd. Field Residents Association