Breaking news - June 2012 - Hampshire County Council re-markets the Chrismas Lodge site - HCC sale particulars
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Chrismas Lodge residential care home was closed by Hampshire County Council in November 2005 citing its unsuitability and costs to meet new care standards, since then it has lain empty, a target for graffiti and vandals. The site has been confirmed by HCC as no longer meeting their needs and will be sold for development. Development on this site will be detrimental not only to the local residents through increased traffic on narrow roads, but also to the wildlife in the adjoining Brickfields Country Park.
Our aim is to stop this unnecesary development and to suggest and provide workable alternatives for the use of Chrismas Lodge and its environment. To do this we need your help, please sign our petition and write to either Rushmoor Borough Council, Hampshire County Council, our local councillors, or better still ALL of them. Their contact details can be found - here.
History - Brickfields Country Park is possibly the UK's smallest Country Park. The park and the land on which Chrismas Lodge stands was originally part of The Aldershot Brick and Tile Works, one of the main brickworks that supplied the growing town when the British Army moved there during the middle 1800's. Sadly the Brick and Tile Works was re-developed many years ago but the remaining land became Brickfields Country Park in 1985. It can only benefit the local community and wildlife if the Chrismas Lodge site were reintegrated into Brickfields Park.
The current on-line history of Brickfields Park can be found - here
Visit the Brickfields Country Park website - here
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Phillip Duke, United Kingdom2 years ago Comments: -
RoseMary Pearce, United Kingdom2 years ago Comments: We have been living in Highfield Gardens for 33 years (we back on to the brickfields country park). If it has to be built on then I would hope it would be comthing for the community. We were assured that it would not be housing, as it is a landfill site. I DO NOT want any changes to the Park where my children when young enjoyed the pleasure of the Park and now my Grand children. A great lot of work has gone into the Park, to make it as it is today...Just wonderful.
Alison McLaren, United Kingdom2 years ago Comments: -
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