|Column Lodge in Shrewsbury|
Shrewsbury residents are calling for the proposed plan for a Muslim prayer centre in Shrewsbury to be scrapped. People are objecting to the plan on the grounds that the prayer centre would create additional traffic and cause problems with parking along with the obvious cultural change that it would bring.
Shropshire Bangladesh Welfare Society bought the former register office at Column Lodge from the council in a deal worth £215,000 and has applied for it to be turned into a prayer centre and community room.
As soon as this plan was made public, local BNP activists swung into action and targeted thousands of homes with the party's excellent "Protecting British Identity" leaflet which was very well received by residents - many who claim that they have been betrayed by the council and its councillors.
Along with a very well attended public demonstration organised by local residents, hundreds of concerned folk have also written to Shropshire Council, and of the 460 comments that have been received so far during the public consultation period, the vast majority are against the proposed prayer centre.
In the latest comments section on the Shropshire Council website, Amy Humphreys, one of the people opposing the plan, said: “After reading a number of the comments from those who support this plan, I’m now absolutely convinced that opposing it is the right thing to do. The belief that a lovely traditional English town needs to become ‘more multicultural’ is disturbing.” Well said Amy; Shropshire Patriot couldn't agree more!