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A dumping ground; Your say.

RE the article 'Heart donor helps build BMX dream' (16.7.12), on what grounds (no pun intended) did the council decide in the first place that the Eston Recreation Ground needs a BMX track? It appears to me that once again the ongoing degradation of this once pleasant recreation area is being perpetuated by the local authority.

A few years ago, waste material removed from Redcar's Locke Park was dumped on the former pitch 'n' putt course at the Eston Recreation Ground.

Now, it seems, it is to be a dumping ground once again. The apparent "generous" contractor, Willmott Dixon has to dispose of this soil somewhere, usually to landfill, at a cost.

In this instance, the contractor saves money by dumping it at Eston, apparently on the basis it will benefit the community. Redcar& Cleveland Council is, like most local authorities, strapped for cash.

Which came first, the BMX track concept or the availability of the waste material? Who is funding the actual construction of this track, who will maintain it ever after, and at what cost to the council tax payers? There is a magnificent BMX track right on our doorstep, the evidence of such is there for all to see, better known as Eston Hills.

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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Jul 19, 2012
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