Last year a group of residents got together and formed the Friends of West Hoe Park Association in the face of what we regarded as dreadful, modern development plans to turn the disused tennis courts into a block of flats, restaurants and shops completely out of keeping with the landmark Hoe frontage. The Friends discovered a covenant that stated the land had to be kept for leisure purposes for the people of Plymouth, raised a petition with some 26,000 signatures, and individuals in the group received personal support from Vivian Penghelly and Linda Gilroy who attended a protest rally in West Hoe. Either the strength of feeling from the residents or the fall in land prices and profitability saw the scheme shelved in 2008. At the first sight of a recovery, it seems the developers are back. For every mum, dad, grandma, grandad and child, the Gus Honeybun train has always been there.... I am sure you all have memories and photographs of happy times spent in West Hoe Park. Please sign this online petition to join with the ones being signed on the Hoe.... Let the people of Plymouth have their voice! Thank you
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anji austin, United Kingdom5 years ago Comments: save gus! its safe , friendly and children love it!
simon white, United Kingdom5 years ago
Chris hugill, United Kingdom5 years ago Comments: The young children of Plymouth are unable to speak for themselves. Let them enjoy the park. The developers are the only ones who will get rich quick. Let them get a site elsewhere!
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