New park unlikely for Spences Bridge

It was a close vote, but not enough petitions in favour of the proposed park were returned.

Though the final tally is not yet in, it appears unlikely that there will be a park at the Spences Bridge school grounds anytime soon.

As of last week nearly 70 petitions supporting the park status had been turned in, but that fell a little short of the required 88.  On the upside, the challenge of locating the owners of all 175 parcels in the designated park area wasn’t completely successful.  There were also parties who owned several blocks of parcels, and who were not ready for a park in Spences Bridge.

Given those factors, the significant number of folks who took the time to send in their petitions showed strong sentiment on both sides.

We will have the official result next week, but I’d like to take this time to thank the great group of volunteers  who helped get the word out.  Your efforts were greatly appreciated.

Steven Rice

TNRD Director, Area “I”