The Friends of Clough Hall Park Group have released the following statement concerning the article that was published in The Sentinel regarding Kidsgrove Town Councils plans to use the Kidsgrove Youth Parliament's funds to install signs in Clough Hall Park, relating to local businesses. This initial article caused concern amongst Kidsgrove residents.
"With reference to the Sentinel's articles dated 5th and 7th March regarding plans to put up signs in Clough Hall Park, Kidsgrove, marking the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the statement that residents have turned the plans down."
"Residents have not turned down anything to do with Clough Hall Park by Kidsgrove Town Council or Kidsgrove Youth Parliament. In fact residents, Clough Hall Residents' Association and Friends of Clough Hall Park Group have not received any information from the Council or the Youth Parliament about the proposals so how can they object?"
"These articles have caused great distress and are a complete fabrication by a person or persons unknown. Everyone wants to work together and not only regenerate the Park but to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee."
Graham Sutton Vice Chairman Friends of Clough Hall Park Group