Tuesday 7th June, 4pm – 9pm

On Tuesday 7th June residents will be asked the following question:

“Would you like Wenny Meadow to be designated as a Local Green Space and protected from development?”

We’d love for residents to vote “YES” to help get Local Green Space designation for the meadow.

Voting must take place in-person at your usual polling station between 4pm and 9pm. The polling stations are:

Birch Ward: Chatteris Library, Furrowfields Road
Slade Lode: Quaker Way Residents Meeting Room, off Quaker Way
The Mills: The Masonic Hall, Huntingdon Road
Wenneye: Emmanuel Church Hall, East Park Street.

  • There won’t be any polling cards sent out for this election.
  • You must be registered to vote in elections in Chatteris.
  • You must vote in the correct polling station.

You can find out which polling station to attend on the Fenland District Council website – just type your postcode into the checker on their website (click here).

You can find out more about the poll at

Would you like to display a poster advertising the poll?

Posters that merely advertise the existence of the poll are available to anyone who wants one, regardless of which way you intend to vote. These posters are neutral and do not encourage voting one way or the other. We’d like to see these in as many shops and residential windows as possible. Polling cards will not be sent for this poll, so the posters will be an important way of informing people that the poll is taking place.

We also have yellow “I’m voting yes” posters available to campaign supporters.

If you would like either type of poster, please contact Lawrence Weetman or Contact Us.

Would you like to object to the planning application?

You can still lodge an objection against the planning application, which remains open for comments. Head to the Object page to find out how to do this – it only takes a couple of minutes!

Would you like to join the “Friends of Wenny Road Meadow”?

The Friends of Wenny Road Meadow is a new organisation that is exploring all possible options to keep Wenny Meadow as it is for future generations. We’re looking at how the meadow could end up in community ownership or as a community-managed project.

The group is backed by a constitution and ran by a committee. This means we can open a bank account for the group, fundraise, and even apply for grants.

If you’d like to become a member of the Friends of Wenny Road Meadow, it’s FREE. You can sign up online.

The Save Wenny Road Meadow campaign is for residents concerned about the proposed development of houses on this beautiful area of pastureland in Chatteris.

Chatteris Meadow Development Map

The meadow is surrounded by mature trees, has picturesque views and a tranquil environment. Many people use the area for walking, relaxing and to refresh the soul. It has been described as the last remaining undeveloped land within the town boundary.

The broad concept plan retains roughly one third of the meadow as managed open space, but we are campaigning for the plans to be revised to preserve the meadow in its entirety. We believe that truncating the meadow, carving access roads through it, and building on the remainder will destroy the essence of this beautiful natural amenity.

The land was selected for development and identified in the Fenland Local Plan (which was adopted in 2014). Consultation took place in 2013, but most Chatteris residents were not aware of this decision.

We hope that if enough Chatteris residents object to losing this land forever, it is possible that Fenland District Council’s Planning Policy Department may ultimately consider a review of the Local Plan and designate the area as Local Green Space or maintain it as a Country Park for current and future generations to enjoy. We acknowledge the the land is currently in private ownership, and that a long term solution for purchase and maintenance of the land would need to be resolved.

Petition signatures:

1,074 and rising!  

(@ 10th February, 2020)

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