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The news of the decision to allow the BioPark appeal was a hard blow to the team that had dedicated itself to fighting it. The amount of work that Keep the G and WGC Heritage Trust expended preparing and speaking to the hearing was extraordinary. Put that with all the donations and support from residents, the belief evident in the public demonstrations and it is clear how much this town means to its people. 

Read more: BioPark Appeal Decision

Bessie Quinn was an early 20th century New Woman, living her love story in the enchanted world of the Garden City. When she died her shattered husband abandoned her memory, belongings and life history.

Read more: Bessie Quinn - Survivor Spirit: From Galashiels Mills to Garden Cities

After an at times emotional seven days, the BioPark planning enquiry has now come to an end. We would like to thank all of you who generously donated funds to fight the appeal. Below is a paragraph from the closing statement made to the Inquiry by Rose Grewal on behalf of Keep the G and the WGC Heritage Trust. We love her words and just hope the Inspector takes heed of them.

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Keep The G In WGC and the WGC Heritage Trust will be at the Vintage Festival on Saturday 25th June. Our joint stand will be in front of the Howard Centre - we hope you'll come along and say hello!

Read more: WGC Vintage Festival 25th June 2022

This article is from the front page of the Welwyn Hatfield Times this week (8 June 2022). Keep the G in WGC and the WGC Heritage Trust have raised over £4,270 but more is urgently needed to help save our town from overdevelopment.

Read more: Battle over BioPark Plans