The campaign to save Ynysangharad War Memorial Park from developers has gone online, with a website collecting signatures from people who oppose car parking in the park.
The online petition, or e-petition, calls on the Government to ensure that parking in the park does not go ahead by asking that the referendum held in 2003, in which 1,081 people voted against the development, be recognised. Jonathan Bishop, of Heol-y-Parc, Efail Isaf, who is organising the petition said that if enough people sign-up, the Prime Minister will have to respond. ”
All that is needed is 300 verifiable signatures collected electronically,” he said. “I will then be able to send the petition to Tony Blair, who’s office will give a detained reply.” The relatively new scheme has already been used by people who opposed the closure of a primary school and those who wanted changes to licensing laws all received detailed responses from the Prime Minister. Mr Bishop hopes that by taking the battle to Downing Street the democratically expressed view of the people of Pontypridd will be upheld.