Letters: Save JPM park for everyone

Resident close to park feels park will be less available for users

I am a resident of Sooke and have been for the past three years.

I own a house that backs on to John Phillips Memorial Park. I received a notice in the mail informing me of future development of this green space into a bike skills park and fenced -off leash dog run.

I do not wish to have this in my backyard and plan to try to stop this for the negative environmental impact and also the potential decrease in my property value and for many other reasons.

What I find unacceptable is that my neighbours who live across the street and do not back on to the park did not receive the same notice.  And there is no notice in your paper.  Or any kind of notices around the park that is going to be destroyed.

A better use for Sooke’s favourite toboggan hill and a very beautiful park would be as place where all ages could enjoy walks and picnics.  It has the potential of being our “Beacon Hill.”

What concerns me the most is the limited amount of time that was given to respond to this potential development. The  town hall meeting is on Monday, Sept. 17.  We received the letter on Sept 13.

I ask that your paper report on this issue.

Shari-Lynne Fairall

Sooke

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