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Allotments access – Drop Kerbs

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After the planning delay regarding vehicular access to the allotments. Avtar dropped the kerbs ready for the Hoggin Road allowing access to the allotments. Normally, allotments are managed by the Parish Council, but as we know they have to be handed over following completion for this to happen.    

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What’s going on in UR today?

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Very pleased to be able to report that the Tennis Courts have started. The guys were removing the waste vegetation and preparing the surface by scrapping a layer of tarmac off. Lutyens Court has scaffolding erected as windows are being systematically replaced. Godfrey Place is still being prepared for tarmac on the 29th (scheduled for […]

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Song Birds in UR

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We all know that Upper Rissington is privileged to have a huge bird population, whether pigeons, rooks or starlings (even loads of Kites). The dawn chorus is getting louder at this time of the years as they go about increasing their population, with mating calls. Here are some in our garden, the starlings are nesting […]

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Remediation or Contamination?

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I like that word remediation. Much of what is known as Victory Fields was built on a RAF technical site (which means, work shops, stores, hangars etc). During the last 10 years, my wife and I must have taken over 4000 – 5000 photographs of the transition process from military base to housing estate. Some […]

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Miniature Castle – protection?

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Three years ago, we thought that this castle was going to be demolished. It was highlighted by various residents and the BBC even came out to interview those very same residents. I will upload the article and the photos when I find them. Consequently, Jason Corban who was on the Parish Council (PC) at the […]

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Freehold Houses: Estate Charges

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The document below deserves some of your time. It was supplied by our Ward Councillor and discusses Estate Charges. Here is Para 6 as an example. It is up to developers and the local planning authority to agree appropriate funding arrangements as part of those commitments. Conditions and planning obligations cannot, however, currently be used […]