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Do not break up Marley and Me say protesters

MORE than 60 protesters hoping to save green space earmarked for sale in Row Town, Addlestone, met on Saturday in a show of unity.

Residents of Marley Close organised the get-together at Hare Hill's brick field and it saw a strong turnout, despite pouring rain.

Runnymede Borough Council is looking into the possibility of selling the land off with the potential for a housing development.
Mother-of-two Victoria Young, who lives in Furze Road next to the parkland, said the turnout was very good considering the weather.
She said: "It was very good of so many people to come down, although a lot of the children stayed away because of the rain.
"Everyone who was there is against the plans. They use it all the time and are very angry it could be sold off. I rang around local schools the other week and they are all full so putting more family homes in the area is going to put on more pressure for school places.
"What happens to someone who has a young child and lives here now?
"More families could move in and take the places of children who are waiting to reach the right age."
The protesters made post-ers and leaflets, and children drew pictures of people using the park, which were put up around the area to show the council how it would be missed.
Mrs Young added: "More people need to be aware of the plans. I only live around the corner and I have only heard about it when a bit of paper from the council came through the door."

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