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Mud on the footpath at George V Park

May 28, 2014
mud on the path at George V Park

mud on the path at George V Park

The ground at George V Playing Fields has been saturated since heavy rain during the winter. There has been more heavy rain during April and over the last week.

The Donkey Derby, assuming it did take place over the Late May Bank Holiday, should not have taken place.

The path leading down into the park is covered in mud. It looks as though there is deep ruts grass churned up (though no detailed inspection has taken place).

Donkey Derby was Monday, today is Wednesday. Why has the mud not been cleared up?

A few years back, deep ruts caused by heavy fairground vehicles which should never have been allowed onto the saturated site. No attempt to put good, the ruts remained for weeks, if not months.

The reason why no action, is the incestuous relationship between the Rotary Club and the Rotten Borough of Rushmoor. Any other user of the park would have received a massive bill from the council.

The Rotary Club should put good the damage caused, or else contractors employed and the Rotary Club billed.

And why are the Rotary Club allowed to deny access to the park and charge an entrance fee? This land was given to the people of Farnborough (not the Rotten Borough of Rushmoor, not the Rotary Club) for their free enjoyment. No group should be allowed to bar access or charge an entrance fee. If the Rotary Club wish to hold an event, it should be as the Ambient Picnic that used to be held in Guildford or Staycation Live in Godalming, free access, with a donation if people wish.