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Report from Kelham Hall – and update on Southwell flooding

by Peter Harris on 27 September, 2013

Flooding matters A large part of Julian’s time in the community after the flood in late July was taken up first in tracking the flooding through from Halam Road Leeway Road etc through Lower Kirklington to Archers Field and Crafts Way – this was reported back through the Flood Forum.     Do see some […]

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Since my last report there has not been a full cycle of Committee meetings; the last Cabinet meeting was Thursday Feb 21 followed by the Council meeting March 7 At the Cabinet Meeting on Thursday Jan 17 the Cabinet discussed car parking charges. Proposals for ending the 2hr free parking scheme in Southwell were withdrawn […]

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Secure future for our village schools

by Peter Harris on 12 March, 2013

 The appointment of John Dodd as the Head of both Dean Hole Caunton and Manners Sutton Averham is welcomed. Small schools are finding it very hard to appoint new headteachers. The retirement of the head at Averham meant a potentially difficult time for one of the three schools [Kneesall, Dean Hole and Manners Sutton] in […]

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Eakring Road area Dog Fouling Problems

by Peter Harris on 7 March, 2013

Thank you to everyone who raised with us the problems of dog fouling on the grass verges around the Eakring Road area during our ‘Residents Door Visits’ last Sunday in Wellow. Local Lib Dem Councillor Peter Harris has contacted Kelham Hall asking them to look at installing dog bins and signs warning dog owners they are likely to […]

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Village Bus Service Changes

by Peter Harris on 12 January, 2013

The County Council has introduced changes to the Bus services. Some of these changes were made before the ‘consultation’ with villagers was over! One change – the removal of the bus through Caunton to Norwell as a regular bus and a move to a ‘Phone Bus’ is a particular problem, A local campaign has managed […]

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My Report from the District Council November 2012

by Peter Harris on 26 November, 2012

A number of issues that I raised in my last report are still not fully disclosed. However, the debate on whether there should be a new Leisure Centre situated on Bowbridge Road, although not the detailed costs involved is now more open, after I raised the matter. One main decision agreed was to pursue the […]

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Road works this week – with additional info Monday

by Peter Harris on 7 October, 2012

I have been informed of these road works this week. There appear to be others which take place, but I have not been told of these – it may be that they are ’emergency’ work so that no notice is able to be given. If you see works that do not appear to be emergency […]

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I have already argued that services for Southwell are best organised by local people, not from remote county hall etc. There is a debate on the next step for localism running by NALC. There should be a presumption that services should be organised and delivered locally. This would allow small local organisations to build delivery […]

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My report from the District Council Sept 2013

by Peter Harris on 13 September, 2012

The District Council is now controlled by a group consisting of the 22 Conservatives and 2 Independents who have a joint group meeting. There are Labour [15], Independent [4] and the Liberal Democrat groups [Christine Rose Sutton-on-Trent, Julian Hamilton Southwell East and Upton and Peter Harris, Southwell West] There are usually no meetings of the […]

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Road works with traffic lights on A617 and A616

by Peter Harris on 25 July, 2012

Road works on the A617 at Hockerton and A616 at Wellow later this week A616 Newark Road, Wellow, Nottinghamshire 26 July — 30 July Delays likely Traffic control (two-way signals) Works location: Hermitage Responsibility for works: Severn Trent Water Current status: Advanced planning A617 Newark Road, Hockerton, Nottinghamshire 26 July — 30 July Delays likely […]

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