Labour Party press release
NANCY BIDS TO SAVE BEACON HILL
The famous hill with the well-known Rottingdean Windmill is under threat from two- wheeled machines charging all over this stunning landscape.
Nancy Platts, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Kemptown and Peacehaven, has appealed to politicians in Brighton to support her in opposing the mini golf course being turned into a ‘Segway Court.’
“I understand that the City Council, led by the Greens, is considering letting the golf course to a provider of Segway machines which hurtle over grass and rough land.“
She went on;
“Beacon Hill may have provided the inspiration for Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending, as he went to school in Rottingdean. It would be a national scandal if the beautiful song of the Lark was threatened by machines charging across their nests.
I hope that the Ward Councillors and the Green Administration will unite with me to prevent this outrageous potential destruction of the hill, a key part of the Brighton bio-sphere which stretches from the Downs to the Sea.”