If like us you love to walk around them both,better to do it soon.
Because it is all about to change and not for the good.
What they plan to do to both of them is wrong even taking away trees and turning it into more of a play ground then a park ,
Also they are going to add a building on the side of the now cafe which does not fall into what is already there it will look out of place ,also to turn the carpark which is at the side of the homes at the other to twice the size it is now .
If you love the park please go and have a look at the plans .
They are going to remove most of the trees at the back gate at the top where the paths are you must keep your dog on a lead at all times .
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I looked at the plans when they were first put forward and wasn't impressed.
Also they are to remove the gates from the foot bridge across the river in the park, which means now bikers will come in at the top gate and speed right across the park without getting off,and out the other end.
This is indeed a shame. Whilst Connaught Park is hardly used as there is no car park to support it.
Well I went along to the Planning meeting last year when plans for the cafe were discussed I spoke against it and only one Councillor from Deal listened and supported meNo one from River gave support so I expect they thought I was on my hobby horse.Im. Not impressed with want they want to do ,it will be ruined.All I ever wanted was for the grounds to be kept in good condition.The magic and glory will be lost.Too many visitors and tranquility will be lost.
Vic you missed the presentation at the Parish CouncilToo late now .
I think keeping dogs on leads at all times mentioned in post 1 is sensible.I think you already have to keep them on leads one side of the river but with kids playing and swans etc moving about its a good idea.I wouldnt like to see it change but i think the car parking needs improvement.In the summer season its almost impossible to find anywhere to park.
I suppose it is right to keep dogs on leads where there is a lot of wildlife but It seems that dogs don't have many opportunities to run free. Pencester Gardens is the same although a lady regularly throws a ball for her dog to chase he then takes it straight back to her. The hills are fine if the owner is physically fit and avoids fields with livestock in.
I don't understand this need to alter Kearsney Abbey. It is glorious as it is. It has a natural feel to it - as if man hasn't interfered too much. There are places in Dover District that need money to improve them; Kearsney Abbey is not one of them. There may be a case for a newer, larger cafe (leaving the current building alone) but that's about it. It is a delightful walk and a delightful place for children, dog owners (and their dogs). I reckon people in the District agree since it is a very well used open space for people from all over Dover and beyond. Leave it alone. Spend the money where it is needed more. But silly me, the people who make these decisions probably never set foot in the place until they want to sell their schemes.
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Well some interesting views kearsney abbey/russel gardens are such a lovely places
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The work in Russell gardens to restore its Edwardian splendour is coming on a treat.
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Yes we had it wrong in my way of thinking it looks better
Must take a walk out there soon,it looks great.
Would certainly have looked something in its day, it will take a few years to get to Mawsons vision for it.
But well worth it I think.
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