Last week our Conservative District councillors voted as one to allow parking on the Vine for much of the next two years. Is there any doubt that if somebody else had come up with such an outrageous plan they would have been told where to go?
Among many objections raised by local people to parking on the Vine was the condition on which this land was given to the Town Council between the World Wars. It was to be ‘forever hereafter’ used only as a memorial to those who fell defending our country, and as a public park associated with the memorial, for the use of Sevenoaks residents.
As our Town Councillors gather with local dignitaries at the memorial on Remembrance Sunday next week they might reflect on whether a commuter car park is a fitting use for our tribute to Sevenoaks’ fallen.
Cllr Tony Clayton, Sevenoaks Town Council