David Burrowes MP chaired a public meeting on March 10th 2015 which was attended by over 400 people supporting his campaign to Save Trent Park.
He was joined by a number of speakers including Second World War historian Dr Helen Fry, Friends of Trent Park chairman Peter Gibbs, a senior Enfield Council officer and Christ Church vicar, the Reverend Dr Richard Jones.
Since the owners of Trent Park, Malaysia’s Allianze University College of Medical Sciences (AUCMS) who bought the building for £30 million in August 2013, have been facing financial trouble, many are concerned for the future of the historic mansion.
Trent Park is a listed mansion visited by nearly a million people a year and a recent petition to Enfield Borough Council signed by over 800 people, calls for the Council to ensure that public access to the grounds of Trent Park remains, and for an application to be submitted to register the site as an asset of community value.
David said: “The Council needs to do more to ensure that our jewel in the Borough and nation’s crown is looked after properly”.
Campaign co-ordinator Jason Charalambous said: “It’s a reflection of how important Trent Park is to so many people that the online petition is attracting an average of 200 signatures per day”.