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Future still hangs in the balance for pound

Undated Handout Photo of Charles Dowding raising beds. Raising beds can ease digging. See PA Feature GARDENING Gardening Column. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Handout. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature GARDENING Gardening Column.

Undated Handout Photo of Charles Dowding raising beds. Raising beds can ease digging. See PA Feature GARDENING Gardening Column. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Handout. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature GARDENING Gardening Column.

The future of Kenilworth’s long-forgotten pound still hangs in the balance as groups battle it out to use the space.

Plans have been put forward by the Civic Society to transform the overgrown site into a public garden and war memorial location.

And a second proposal has come in for those living in nearby flats to have the space as a private garden.

But negotiations are ongoing with officers from Warwick District Council which owns the piece of land off High Street and is now considering both proposals.

It is still not yet known how either plan would be funded or if the council would be able to provide any cash to get things moving.

Historians and residents have called for the small plot of land to be saved for community use rather than being sold on or developed.

For years it was leased by former councillor Jack Bastock who maintained the site.

Following his death in 2012 its future has remained unknown but hopes are high that it can be used by the town.

 

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