South Langley community group challenges letter writer

The Brookswood Fernridge Community Association responds to a recent letter to the editor.

Dear Editor,

Mr. Chambers [letter to the editor writer] is a resident of the Brookswood Fernridge community and under the terms of our democratic society has a perfect right to express his individual opinion. Assuming Mr. Chamber’s opinion is however, the “official” position of the Brookswood-Fernridge Community Association is simply wrong.

The Brookswood-Fernridge Community Association is not some radical “activist group” with the sole purpose of saving trees.

If Mr. Seguin had taken the time to read the mission of our registered society (BrookswoodFernridge.org) he would probably know that our mission is “to work alongside residents and the Township to preserve the special character and quality of life in our community.”

One of the core values of the BFCA is to promote respectful constructive discussion about municipal affairs.

Readers should remember that Mr. Seguin is one of those individuals selected by the TOL, not by the community, to sit on the “special”, planning committee for the development of the “minor revisions” to the Brookswood Fernridge Community Plan.

Mr. Seguin also is a landholder who, unlike many of us, stands to benefit financially from densification of the community.

While I am certain that many current residents of the area would like to keep much of Brookswood Fernridge’s greenery, the BFCA is focused on building a well planned, livable, sustainable community for current and future residents.

Frankly, Mr. Seguin’s comments concerning the BFCA are both inaccurate and disrespectful.

Wayne Crossen, president, BFCA

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