PENINSULA: Green space lost

The playing fields at Sidney Elementary School are looking very lush and green after the winter rains

The playing fields at Sidney Elementary School are looking very lush and green after the winter rains and the grounds crew have done a nice job of maintaining the fields for the students and other users of this green space.

There is a running track and sprint lanes marked out in white chalk on the grass for the children to practice their sports. If you haven’t been to the playing fields lately, I urge you to go there soon and take a look; maybe even take a sprint around the track.

You must do this soon because if the Town of Sidney gets their way this part of the playing field will be paved over and a new fire hall built on those grounds — a large green space lost forever.

A consultant has been hired to do a feasibly study at a cost of $27,510 and the final report is due on October 14, 2014, just in time for the municipal elections.

D. Rogers

Sidney