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HLAC -Car Park Change Petition

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Hetton Lyons Angling Club

We object to the proposed travelers site in Stephensons car park

Hetton lyons angling club has over 80 members who use stephensons car park

To fish on stephensons lake, on a daily basis.

Some of our members are pensioners and in there 70s, one who has recently had a stroke ,without the car park facility of being able to park right next to the lake it will be impossible for older members to walk with their fishing gear to the lake.

I thought Sunderland council were trying to encourage people to get out doors and do an activity. This will have the opposite effect as we will loose lots of our members without the car park facility right next to the lake.

We have about 20 fishing competitions a year , members meet in stephensons car park make the draw in stephensons car park , at one of our biggest matches this year there were over 26 cars in the car park with lots and lots of fishing gear having to be unloaded and taken down to the lake. Without the current capacity of the car park it will be impossible to hold any more fishing competitions, that's more members lost.

We also have coaching fishing days in the summer holidays for 1st eppleton scouts, and their parents, we meet in stephensons car park and with the help of the children all the coaching fishing gear is unloaded and taken down to stephensons lake,

The coaching sessions will also be lost if car park is turned into a travellers site.

As you can see without the current use of stephensons car park Hetton lyons angling

Could loose most of its members, how can Sunderland council justify setting up a travellers site and take away our use of hetton lyons country park.

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