Asda store campaigner set to stand for Wymondham council seat

A campaigner who fought against plans to use a Norfolk town's recreation land for an Asda supermarket is set to stand as a council candidate.

Andy Gardiner, who recently resigned as chairman of action group Wymondham Asks Why (WAW), will be standing in the Rustens ward by-election in May following the resignation of Yvette Astley.

The WAW group had fought a long campaign to protect council-owned Kings Head Meadow, home to Wymondham Town FC and children's play facilities, from development and had called for the town council to hold a public consultation.

In February, the town council agreed to rescind a proposal to sell the land at a heated public meeting at Ketts Park Community Recreation Centre.

Mr Gardiner pledged to have more public debate, adding: 'I do think the town council needs livening up for want of a better description. I think there should be open debate when the public is there. I basically want to open up the council to the people of Wymondham.'


You may also want to watch:


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus