A COMMON CAUSE
Guildford Council have a plan
For Effingham Common to be a SANG,
(A “Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace”)
By building a new car-parking place.
So c’mon you people, come along,
Let’s hear your voices sing our song,
Show the council we are strong
In opposing this contemptible plot
To make the Common a parking lot.
If this scheme were to go ahead,
This scheme which is purely development-led,
It would allow for building on other land
In the radius enabled by the SANG.
So c’mon you people, let’s make as stand,
We don’t agree with what is planned.
Tell the Council they don’t have the right
To despoil this ancient Common site.
David J. King (Jan. 2015)