Ryan Vowles, reading his prize-winning poem at the Presentation Evening
for our Poetry Competition. The poem finishes with these words:

"So make a lot of effort, put your heart and soul into it
      And maybe, together, we can Save Manning's Pit. " 

The Campaign to Save Manning's Pit

  Our present situation:

In March 2018, the Planning Application for 41 houses in Manning's Pit was withdrawn.  In September, Manning's Pit was listed as an Asset of Community Value. In October, the Local Plan was adopted, with Manning's Pit outside the development boundary. This means that it would be unlikely for any planning application to be successful during the next five years.  And finally, in November, came the news that the land owners did not ask for a review into the Asset of Community Value Listing – they had an 8 week period in which they could have done this.

These are great victories to celebrate, but we cannot say we have won the war and saved Manning's Pit until the fields are owned by the community, or an organisation that would protect them on a permanent basis. That is our goal, and we will carry on working towards it. 

Our message is

Onwards and Upwards!

Two recent quotes from our Facebook Page

show our supporters' spirit.

"I will support Mannings Pit forever! If I win the lottery I will buy it for us all!"
M. Y.

"We didn’t start this campaign to just stop it and rest on our laurels, we won’t go away until we know it is definitely saved for our grandchildren and the generations to follow.  Onwards and upward!"