Stop Go Ape @ Trent Park
The tranquillity of Trent Park is under threat
Major change requires major consultation
Were you asked about the proposals?
Act now and stop our beautiful country park from irreparable damage
Please sign our petition!
The Petition Statement:
We, the undersigned would like to petition against the massive Go Ape Tree Top Action Course, dominating most of Church Wood (6.7 acres) above the blind trail. Blind associations were not consulted even though the Blind Trail had recently been refurbished @ £50,000 by LBE. The project was initiated and given full backing by The Friends of Trent Park who have not consulted with or informed park users. No plans or proposals have been displayed. The only public consultation was over just two consecutive days during one weekend last August, which was even organised by Go Ape themselves. The advertised ‘Friends Meeting’ on 5 December to discuss the proposals was postponed until 9 January, well after the work had started. We strongly object to not being informed or consulted about Trent Country Park being used for this private profit making business and consider it to be a wholly unsuitable and inappropriate location. Church Wood, until very recently a peaceful and tranquil place, has now become a noisy and hazardous area for anyone who wishes to walk there due to overhead Tarzan swings, rope bridges and zipwires. The scheme was granted approval by Enfield Council on 20 December without proper public consultation. Planning permission was only granted by LBE on 20 March - just 3 days before the course opened! We want the project stopped and removed, before even more damage is done to our beautiful Country Park, a SINC (top tier) which is located in the Green Belt.
Will you also comment on the publics’ safety being put at risk, as permanent warning signs have appeared in and around Church Wood (which the blind can hardly be expected to see). Disabled visitors are not accommodated and at £20 - £30 per person per visit this is hardly a facility for all?
True Friends of Trent Park