23 Aug '11, 3am

Trouble in Aljunied GRC - WP: Control of open spaces changed without notice

Trouble in Aljunied GRC - WP: Control of open spaces changed without notice

Open spaces such as fields are often used for community events but Aljunied GRC residents were allegedly told they could not invite WP MPs to one such event. -- TNP FILE PHOTO By Li Xueying The dispute over the use of community sites in Aljunied GRC escalated on Monday, with the Workers' Party (WP) hitting out at the Housing Board and the People's Association (PA). The opposition party accused the HDB of transferring the management of 26 open spaces - mainly fields and hard courts often used for community events - from the town council to the PA, without giving it notice. In a strongly-worded statement, WP chairman Sylvia Lim said that the move was 'politically motivated and an abuse of power' as it took place shortly after the May 7 General Election (GE). The sites were leased out to PA in two tranches - on May 27 and June 13. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments...

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