Peter Harris

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For four years, I have been been calling for more action to tackle the state of our roads after years of neglect by subsequent Tory and Labour administrations at County Hall. Miraculously just days before the election this Thursday the Conservatives have announced they intend to alter the way in which they repair roads. Our […]

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Following pressure from me, the County Council has, at last, produced its own assessment of the roads in Southwell Caunton and the villages. Residents point out the poor state of their local roads and have said how poorly repairs are made  to potholes in this area. Astonishingly of the over 1620 roads and pavements in […]

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County Council ditches 20mph

by Peter Harris on 16 April, 2013

It seems that the County Council has given up on residents’ calls for a 20mph zone in their residential areas. Sadly, despite calls for a slow speed zone across Southwell, the County Council has ceased to implement a 20mph zone anywhere in Southwell. Now, they even say that they are  not prepared to have one […]

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Still no details on Moorfield Court Care

by Peter Harris on 11 April, 2013

Nearly three months have gone by since the County Council knew that Anchor Care would be terminating their contract to provide Extra Care at Moorfield Court in Southwell. There have been discussions with Trustees of two Southwell Charities of how the Charities could provide extra care to the residents of Moorfield Court. Despite the County […]

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Still no response on the condition of our roads!

by Peter Harris on 8 April, 2013

Despite reminders and requests, the County Council have still not responded to my request for their own assessment of the condition of roads. I will let you know when the County Council publish their assessment – and you can read what they say about the roads – and if the Conservative controlled County Council has […]

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Competition for ‘worst road’ hots up.

by Peter Harris on 5 April, 2013

Votes for the worst road in Nottinghanmshire have come in to southwellfocus@gmail.com My earlier post cited Arnold Avenue in Southwell as the worst, but other nominations are now in! One is Newark Road Caunton. Newark Road in Caunton used to have many potholes – although not quite as many as 15 in twenty metres. But […]

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I want to see community pubs across Southwell and Caunton thriving. I am very pleased to see that the Department of Communities and Local Government DCLG has announced a fund of £150,000 for ‘Pub is the Hub’ which supports community pubs to innovate and expand their services to offer more to the local community. Additionally […]

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Is this the worst road in Nottinghamshire?

by Peter Harris on 2 April, 2013

  The Conservatives have already admitted publically that ‘they have gone backwards’ in repairing roads in Nottinghamshire since they promised four years ago to repair our roads. I seem to have discovered one of the very worst roads in the County – Arnold Avenue in Southwell. Within a space of twenty metres there are fifteen […]

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Southwell and Sutton-on-Trent Police Officers believe local motorists may be able to help them with an investigation into stolen Easter Eggs. Four pallets of chocolate eggs were stolen from a lorry which was parked on the A1, at Weston, near Egmanton. The incident took place between 10.30pm on Wednesday 20 March and 5.30am Thursday 21 […]

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So many residents have complained to me about the state of the roads, I have asked Nottinghamshire County Council to inform me of their own assessment of the roads in Southwell and Caunton. I have regularly reported significant potholes all across our area – one of the latest here. It is very disappointing to see […]

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