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Radford Park Arboretum Walk and Talk 2012

May 15, 2012 | By | Reply More
Radford Park Arboretum Walk and Talk 2012

Don’t forget Kevin Warley The Radford Park Arboretum Co-ordinator is holding a Walk, Talk and Coffee Evening on Tuesday, 15th May, 2011, starting at 6.00pm at the Beckly Centre. Everybody is welcome. The evening starts with a guided walk around Radford Park Arboretum to show what is currently flowering, new planting, and other points of […]

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Village Pubs of Oreston

May 15, 2012 | By | 5 Replies More
Village Pubs of Oreston

It has long been believed that Oreston had up to five pubs at times over the centuries. It is now thought that there could have been seven. These pubs could have been a formal public house or inn, as we know them today, or simply a room set aside in a private house where refreshments […]

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Consultation Exhibition for Boston’s Boatyard Plan

February 12, 2012 | By | Reply More
Consultation Exhibition for Boston’s Boatyard Plan

Cavanna Homes will be holding a ‘Consultation Exhibition’ meeting to showcase the plan for 53 houses in the former Bostons’ Boatyard will be open for visitors on Wednesday the 15th February 2012 between 14:00 – 18:30 hours. Two planning applications for 222 homes had previously been refused. Update: Planning has now been applied for see […]

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199 Plant Species Recorded at Hooe Quarry

February 12, 2012 | By | 5 Replies More
199 Plant Species Recorded at Hooe Quarry

A total of 199 higher plant species were recorded on the Hooe Quarry site and the fore shore (181 native species, 18 non-native). The site was considered to have a relatively high botanical diversity. Amongst the many notable species of which one in particular the Toadflax-leaved St. John’s-wort exists in only 17 sites in England. All […]

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Plymouth Tree Partnership Newsletter – January 2012

January 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
Plymouth Tree Partnership Newsletter – January 2012

Dear Tree Wardens and Friends, What have Kneele Gardens, Longfield Place, Pemros Road, St Paul’s School, Austin Farm School, Victoria Road School, Mill Ford School, Bickleigh Down School, St Peter’s School, High Street School, Drake Circus, Devonport Park, Moor View Park and Neswick Playground got in common?   They are all places where local initiative led […]

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Demolition of Seawings Restaurant – Planning Application 11/01980/FUL

January 25, 2012 | By | 27 Replies More
Demolition of Seawings Restaurant – Planning Application 11/01980/FUL

Planning application has been applied for the demolition of the Seawings Restaurant (at the beginning of Mount Batten Breakwater) to be replaced by a 5 storey apartment block and a commercial unit. Planning Application 11/01980/FUL Details Demolition of existing, vacant, residential and restaurant building and erection of new build, mixed use building comprising of 10 residential […]

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Hooe Quarry Latest! Committee and Public Planning Meeting

January 3, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Hooe Quarry Latest! Committee and Public Planning Meeting

Notification of Proposed Development:  Application No: 11/01250/FUL Site: LAND AT BARTON ROAD, HOOE LAKE, PLYMSTOCK, Development: Re-development of site by erection of 222 new dwellings, provision of new public open space, ancillary access roads, improvements to Barton Road and associated works. The above application will be considered by the Planning Committee on Thursday 12 January […]

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Turnchapel and Mountbatten Residents Association Minutes – 22nd September 2011

November 20, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Turnchapel and Mountbatten Residents Association Minutes – 22nd September 2011

Chairman: Mr J.E. Wheeler Attendance: 21 people. Apologies on behalf of the following:   Mr Brian Cooper, Mrs Yvonne Featherstone, Cllr Wendy Foster. Matters Arising Clovelly Boatyard – Chairman confirmed that the application has been withdrawn. Credit given to the efforts of the residents and Cllr leaves, both of whom played a significant part in maintaining […]

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Radford Cottages and The Oldest Man in Oreston!

November 9, 2011 | By | 12 Replies More
Radford Cottages and The Oldest Man in Oreston!

Fond memories of Hooe Lake and Radford by Alison Hanson… My great grandad, Caleb Samuel Carder (1875 – 1971) had an allotment on the hillside above Radford Quarry in Lower Saltram, on the left as you began downhill on the pot-holed gravel path just before what is now Kingfisher Quay. On the opposite side of […]

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Demolition of Hooe Quarry Oil Tanks

November 8, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Demolition of Hooe Quarry Oil Tanks

Working mostly at night the Tor drilling company turn up in force.   See the post on the quarry building in operation during the 1950’s – Hooe Quarry Pictures courtesey of Doug!

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