Godmanchester: Use Judith's field for young people

First, to clarify questions asked in your letters column recently. I can confirm that I have been selected as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Godmanchester in the upcoming district council elections. Second, I must refute any suggestions that I support

First, to clarify questions asked in your letters column recently. I can confirm that I have been selected as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Godmanchester in the upcoming district council elections.

Second, I must refute any suggestions that I support house building on Judith's Field or a one-third increase in the size of Godmanchester with the building of some 800 houses east of the A1198, before or after completion of the new A14. And no action carried out by me has any relation to the owners of the land.

I fully support the use of Judith's Field for the benefit of young people. The town council has recently completed the addition of some very expensive play equipment, and it is its clear intention to continue doing so. That is intended to include further equipment and a hope for the modernisation of or even a replacement for the current building. Sadly, the Conservative-controlled county council has agreed to allow builders to "delay" the payment of Section 106 money agreed before the latest local developments started, apparently because of "the current financial climate". This money would, assuming it remained in Godmanchester, have allowed many improvements in the town, including further additions to Judith's Field.

Thanks to that decision, little action can be taken for the near future.

M COHEN

Croftfield Road

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