|Since Summix withdrew their
planning application, we have had to wait to
learn what their next move will be. The fact
that Manning's Pit has been listed as an Asset
of Community Development and the Local Plan has
been adopted with Manning's Pit outside the
development boundary gives the land greater
protection from development than it had when it
was sold in 2015.
It is probably safe now
for the next five years, but it is still owned
by a company whose purpose is to gain planning
approval, so its long term future remains under
threat. We hope that the land owners will
realise that the people of Pilton and Bradiford
are never going to go away and that our
resolution to carry on fighting to make
Manning's Pit safe for future generations
If at any time they approach us prepared to sell
the land to the community, we will of course go
into full fund raising mode, but for now we are
not asking for large donations.
Small donations will of course be accepted with
gratitude, to help cover running costs, because
our campaign will remain active, with many
interesting events planned already. We will still have many
expenses, and our committee cannot always find
the money to cover them all.
Following on from the Poetry Competition we have
other events planned - more news about them will
appear on the website, Blog and Facebook.
Details of how to donate are below, if anyone
wishes to help us with future expenses.
How to donate:
By bank transfer:
To the Friends of Manning's Pit Community
Sort Code: 20-04-59
Bank Account Number:
By cheque to:
Please make all cheques
out to "Friends of Manning's Pit".
of Manning's Pit
85A Pilton Street
By cash, for details of how to do this,
please email us at the address on the line
The Friends of
Manning's Pit are the group set up by Pilton and
Bradiford people to save this special place.
Please note all donations received are accepted on the
basis that in the event funds are not fully expended
on fighting development, or in attempting to purchase
the site, then any money left over will be donated to
local charities in Pilton and area , as it would be
impractical to return funds to donors.