On Saturday 14 May 2016, over 150 people popped down to the SFF Café to help protect Fulbourn’s fields. They had a lovely time in a beautiful location in front of Poor Well, Cow Lane. Both this naturally occurring pond and its chalk aquifer are under threat from a 110-home development proposal on the meadows behind it.
The event raised over £1000! This will help ‘Save Fulbourn’s Fields’ to be professionally represented at the Planning Inquiry due to be held this September.
Organiser Gill Godber said “Thanks to all of you who helped on the day in so many ways, especially the ladies of the WI and others who made such delicious cakes and sandwiches!”
Many children and adults enjoyed art activities courtesy of Allison Henderson local artist. Allison encouraged us to enjoy and paint the view, and the children loved her face painting. Over 30 families enjoyed the nature hunt she devised around Poor Well. Lucy Henderson, aged 9 said: “My favourite bit was going over the stepping logs on Poor Well.”
“So many who came had not realised the potential impact of the proposed housing, and the nature hunt was the first time they had explored Poor Well!” said Allison Henderson.
Children and adults alike had fun creating a wonderful natural three-metre collage of the fields with Pippa Vine, of Fulbourn Forum. People of all ages enjoyed the street party atmosphere.
… IN AID OF SAVE FULBOURN’S FIELDS
The Save Fulbourn’s Fields Campaign needs your support now! There is still a real threat to build 100+ homes behind The Horse Pond, Cow Lane, Fulbourn. (Planning Application ref: S.2273/14/OL Teversham Road).
For info: call Gill on Tel: 01223 881699 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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