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.'

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