Welcome to our web site from Our Chairman
As Chairman of Queens Park RA, I am delighted to welcome you to our new Community Web site, we hope that you will return often to read our up-dates etc. Queens Park is a vibrant Community
with some fantastic people living here, one that we all can and will be proud off.
As you will all know by now, the council have made extensive plans to regnerate the Queens Park Estate, this means total demolition and of the existing community. Whilst we understand the desperate need to build
new council/social housing in blackpool, and urgent requirments for 3 & 4 bedroom homes, we caution that this should not be at the risk of destroying a vibrant community. Blackpool Council are quite well known for coming up with brilliant drawings and schemes
tha actually never get off the ground for many reasons. Planning is not one of the councils strong points, and never has been.
Not wishing to put a damp squid on there plans, we need to proceed with caution, not gung ho, we need to ensure that any plans are not rushed or pushed through just because they can. We need to make sure that the future plans are what we need today, tommorow
and in the future, not a plan that will satisfy eggos in the town hall. Your local councillor simon blackburn has said many times he will go with what the residents want, GREAT, he is in a win win situation Politically. Simon is your councillor and should
listen to what you want, we voted him into office in May 2011.
Under 1/5th of the residents voted for total demolition, thats not a clear majority in our opinion. Therefore we shall be holding a ballot in the next weeks, to actually quantify the council figures. We could legally challenge the councils decision, but that
is not progress, and we need to progress, and plan for the future of the estate and town. YOU the people that live here are whats important. See page sub heading under Regneration of Queens Park for the acutal figures polled.........a good result
I appreciate some people will want to take the money and run, thats fair, but a lot of people have dedicated many years to building a community, and many people have come into our office, some in tears, most angry at the councils plans. We will do all that
we can to influence, guide, badger you name it we will do it to ensure that Simon and his COUNCIL Officers listen to you the people of the estate, and take into account your wishes.
We have already started putting together an alternative plan to some of the proposed development which will mean less stress, less moving of propertys, and less over all upset for residents wishing to stay on QUEENS PARK, but will the council Listen...........Well
I sugest they do.
Be assured that we will do everything we possibly can to make sure you the residents get what you want and deserve, decent, secure council homes fit for the 21st Century.
Chairman Queens Park RA