LETTER: Protection for a ‘hidden gem’

Your letters
Your letters

By fulfilling their ‘Duty to Co-operate’, both Horsham and Crawley Planning teams were pivotal in securing Ifield Brook Meadows as a Local Green Space - thus giving this ‘hidden gem’ protection from developers in the future.

St Margaret’s Village Church, nestled within the meadows, forms the geographical centre of this ancient Parish - which dates back to the 13th century over 750 years ago.

Our local heritage is a strange thing. We have a responsibility for its preservation, but it never quite belongs to us.

We can cherish our history in the present, but then we must pass it on for future generations to enjoy.

The Parish of Ifield is a case in point. Many past generations have loved and cared for it - especially its ancient church and its surrounds. Now it’s our turn.

RICHARD W. SYMONDS

The Ifield Society, Ifield Street, Ifield Village

__

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be among the first to know what’s going on.

1 Make our website your homepage at www.wscountytimes.co.uk

2 Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/wscountytimes

3 Follow us on Twitter @wscountytimes

4 Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends – so they don’t miss out!

The County Times – always the first with your local news.

Be part of it.