Peter Harris

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Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

The unoccupied wing of the Saracens Head has just been published as still listed as ‘at risk’ by English Heritage. The Hotel is owned by Greene King. The Hotel (including the north range) has been dated at circa 1460 with early and late C19 and C20 alterations and additions. The north range is a two […]

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Humberstone Road Play Area – to be installed at last

by Peter Harris on 3 August, 2012

Many years ago, the development at Humberstone Road should have had a play area installed by the developers. I have been campaigning to get the play area installed, but there have been disputes between the District Council and the developer[s] on how the play area – and the required planting should be put in – […]

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New bridge to link up key footpath across Southwell

by Peter Harris on 9 March, 2012

The Town Council is proposing to open up the footpath from Harveys and Minster Fields alongside the stream. A footbridge over the entrance to Squires Pond is needed after the previous bridge was taken down over a decade ago. The Town applied for a small grant from a fund called the Local Area Agreement, which […]

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Pressing for flood measures

by Peter Harris on 29 February, 2012

A number of houses are prone to flooding in Southwell. Some of those houses have been mapped by the Environment Agency, but some are flooded due to local poor drainage. Many local people are concerned about future flooding, and residents have expressed worry about insurance costs. More must be done on flood insurance in the […]

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Securing Southwell’s green spaces

by Peter Harris on 3 October, 2010

Southwell has bought nearly four acres of meadow land in the centre of the town. The field, between Church Street and Burgage Lane, Shady Lane and Becher’s Walk was offered for sale to the town earlier this year. It is one of the few meadows located in the centre of any town of our size […]

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In a muddle over the Tip

by Peter Harris on 15 February, 2010

Despite, during the last election, the Conservatives promising to keep the Fiskerton Tip open , it now seems that the County Council are determined to close it. A statement from the County Council says that it still plans to close the well used recycling centre in 2012. It seems that the local Conservatives have no […]

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