Not On Our Greenbelt

A blast from the past?

Who could ever forget the “Battle for Parrs Lane” fought by Aughton Residents’ Group (ARG) and Keep Aughton Green (KAG)? Lindsey Holland  led the KAGs, as we show the march  to WLBC about the 2013 Local Plan.

She addressed the Aughton Parish Council (APC) and a large public audience. We lost the argument, the APC knew better than residents!

Lindsey Holland now tweets as “a Co-editor of The Compass magazine (@CompassPoetry), poet, lecturer, walker, game nerd. From “Lower Lancashire”. Lindsey Holland is a poet, editor and tutor with two published pamphlet collections, The Lanterns (Eyewear 2016) and Particle Soup (KFS 2012). She was shortlisted in the 2015 Manchester International Poetry Prize and was a 2016 Hawthornden fellow. In 2017 she won 3rd prize in the Troubadour Poetry Prize.

She edited and published two anthologies

‘Sculpted, Poetry of the North West’ and ‘Not on Our Green Belt’. She has a degree in English Literature from the University of Warwick and is an alumnus of the Warwick Writing Programme’s MA in Writing. While at Warwick, she worked as Events Organiser and tutor for Heaventree Press. She’s currently working a PhD in poetry whilst completing her first full-length collection: poems about contemporary human relationships, nature and ghosts.

“Not On Our Greenbelt”

was described as “This well considered and thought-provoking anthology sends a firm, but gentle, message of a peculiarly British type of protest. Subtitled ‘Poets against Green Belt Development’ the book protest against the threat of building onto protected belts of countryside. Contributors to this book are therefore united not by style but by a clear political and ideological viewpoint. The result is a charming plethora of impassioned approaches to a subject which is clearly close to each poet’s heart. The collection reads like a manifesto, an emotive argument which opposes the threat of over development in the countryside”.

Turning political, Lindsey tweets 

“The prospect of the people not having a Final Say over such a massive mess as Brexit is unconscionable and highly undemocratic. So…Check out People’s Vote. I just joined.

“In between reading, writing and editing, been emailing my MP on an almost daily basis. Am horrified that @rosie4westlancs is one of the 14 Labour rebels. Hoping she’ll come around to representing her Labour supporters again”.

Never mind that Rosie is, hopefully, representing ALL her constituents? Whatever will she think of Jeremy Corbyn explaining his thoughts “that the EU is a military Frankenstein, one massive great Frankenstein which will damage all of us in the long run”?

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