PETITION IN RESPONSE TO HYNDBURN BOROUGH COUNCILS DECISION TO APROVE A SUPER MOSQUE AT THE EXPENCE OF A PUBLIC GARDEN/PARK
Last year Hyndburn Borough Council turned down a proposed public park/garden in favour of a Super Mosque during its renovation of Steiner Street. We the signatories on this petition ask the council to reverse the decision based on the following reasons
1. A mosque benefits a small percentage of the residents of Accrington were as a public area benefits not only the residents of the town but also visitors to the town. 2 Due to the location of the planned mosque, between
2 of the busiest roads leading into the town centre, many business in the area will suffer a detrimental loss of trade as on days and times of worship many people will avoid the town centre as the traffic will be gridlocked with several hundred extra cars using junctions that are already suffering from traffic congestion
3 A new 3 storey mosque has already been given planning permission within a 2 mile radius of the proposed site
4 A public garden within walking distance of the town centre would not only benefit Local businesses but would encourage families to walk from the park to the town centre giving a much needed boom to the economy of the town.
5 Blackburn has a super mosque less than 10 miles from the proposed site.