(originally published on http://warley.yourcllr.com/2010/07/13/2012-fields-challenge/ July 13 2010)
At Full Council this Wednesday I have put forward to support The Queen Elizabeth II 2012 Fields Challenge” a national scheme to protect playing fields across the Country supported the Patron, HRH Prince William.
My motion in full is:
“Brentwood Borough Council gives it full support to the 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge.
2012 will mark Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and we support plans to celebrate the occasion with The Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge which will provide a living legacy for this great event.
We believe that green spaces and playing fields are at the heart of our community and through this Fields Challenge will ensure these spaces are guaranteed for future generations.”
The scheme aims to select 2,012 playing fields across the UK to protect them for generations to come.
It is not just a perfect way to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of our Queen, it is an opportunity to provide a lasting legacy by protecting our public parks and open spaces for generations to come. I am proud of the parks and open spaces we have in Brentwood, especially those in my own ward of Warley. We will be doing all we can to celebrate what will be a superb year in 2012 for our Monarch, for sport and for our community.”
Leader of the Council, Cllr Mrs Louise McKinlay, is seconding my Motion. “I am delighted to support William in this initiative, which would be great for Brentwood. We have some fantastic parks and open spaces used for sports and the Fields Challenge will only serve to enhance them further.”