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A statement from Dorset Council about the leaflets circulation Swanage

Dorset Council News Feed - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 15:07

Cllr David Walsh, Portfolio Holder for planning, said

“It has come to my attention that leaflets are circulating around Swanage regarding The Dorset Council Local Plan’s proposal for a Gypsy and Traveller site on Land at Washpond Lane and Ulwell Road.

While we welcome residents raising awareness of the Dorset Local Plan and the opportunity to respond to our public consultation, we strongly oppose any form of racism, prejudice and discrimination. The leaflet that was circulated included the names of Councillor Suttle and Trite we would like to stress that this was not prepared or endorsed by them.

The purpose of the consultation is to gain feedback from residents, businesses and other organisations on the proposals in the Dorset Local Plan. We don’t want to discourage people from discussing the local plan but we also have a responsibility to prevent the spread of COVID-19. For these reasons, people should not be distributing leaflets to raise awareness of particular issues in the plan because of the risk around spreading COVID”.

Find out about the work we do with Gypsies and Travellers.

Inappropriate comments will be removed and action taken as required.

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Categories: Dorset

Community asked to view and comment on proposals for Looe Valley Trails

Cornwall Council News feed - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 14:56

A new online community space for the Looe Valley Trails project has been launched to give residents and businesses an opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas about proposals to create a local network of trails for walking and cycling.

Cornwall Council has created Let’s Talk Looe Valley Trails to give updates and gather feedback on the project to link Looe, Liskeard, Bodmin and the Rame Peninsula. The site includes details of the three proposed routes, together with background information about the scheme and a Frequently Asked Questions section.

Geoff Brown, Cornwall Council cabinet member for transport, said: “The project aims to support more active lifestyles, encourage more visitors to the area, helping to boost the local economy, and enhance and interpret the natural and historic environment.

“The initiative has been in development for some time and during the past few months, we’ve been working with partners to re-evaluate the initial proposals in order to put together a strong business case to identify and secure funding. This has resulted in some changes to the original proposed routes, including seeking out more off-road sections and routes with gentle gradients to be more accessible to all.”

The current proposals are based around three long distance routes in South East Cornwall.

  • Looe to Liskeard: a combination of largely traffic free sections and a section along quiet country lanes. This will be an accessible route to be used by everyone, offering opportunities for health, engaging with the environment and enjoying what south east Cornwall has to offer.
  • Looe to Cremyll: this will be a long distance on-road route for more confident cyclists and road users. The Cremyll end of the route features a five mile loop providing an opportunity for cyclists that are growing in confidence to make use of a safe route without committing to a long distance.
  • Looe to Bodmin: a combination of on and off-road sections which include a number of existing tracks in the area, as well as linking with the National Cycle Network route to Bodmin town centre. The route will also link with Bodmin Parkway.

We are also working with local steering groups to identify some shorter, family-friendly routes of 4-5 miles in closer proximity to Looe and Liskeard.

With restrictions in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been unable to organise public exhibitions for the local community to view the draft proposals and give their views.

We will host face to face events as soon as this is permitted and the Let’s Talk site aims to bridge this gap in the meantime.

Categories: Cornwall

Covid-19: Brighton and Hove Pride to go ahead in August

BBC Sussex News Feed - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 14:52
Mariah Carey and the Pussycat Dolls were due to appear at last year's cancelled event.
Categories: Sussex

Kelly Brown: Ex-Scotland forward re-joins Saracens coaching staff

BBC London News Feed - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 14:51
Championship club Saracens appoint former Scotland international Kelly Brown as an assistant coach.

Chelsea v Manchester United

BBC Manchester - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 14:48
Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester United.
Categories: Manchester

Stuart Moore: Blackpool sign goalkeeper until end of season

BBC Lancashire - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 14:46
Blackpool sign goalkeeper Stuart Moore on a deal until the end of the season.
Categories: Lancashire

Concerns over vaccine shortage in 'high performing' centre

BBC Beds Bucks Herts - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 14:45
Batchwood in St Albans has been hailed as one of the best-performing vaccine centres in Britain.

New Hartlepool Home for TBBT

Hartlepool Council - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 14:35
Hartlepool Borough Council is working with TBBT to expand its innovative, affordable food service to the town. The first hub to open was at Community Hub Central this week.
Categories: Hartlepool

Sentinel spy plane makes final flight from RAF Waddington

Lincolnshire BBC News Feed - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 14:34
The Sentinel R1 is being retired after serving in the skies above Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya.
Categories: Lincolnshire

Covid: Manchester Pride plan 'in-person' summer return

BBC Manchester - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 14:31
"England's Covid roadmap" gives organisers hope of returning Manchester Pride to the city's streets.
Categories: Manchester

Staff needed for May elections (26-02-21)

Daventry Council News Feed - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 14:25
People are invited to apply for a range of paid positions to help administer the upcoming May elections.
Categories: Daventry

Tottenham Hotspur v Burnley

BBC Lancashire - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 14:21
Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley.
Categories: Lancashire

Newcastle United v Wolverhampton Wanderers

BBC Birmingham News Feeds - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 14:20
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Newcastle United and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Categories: Birmingham

Brown Clee Hill: Killer 'had lost touch with reality'

BBC Birmingham News Feeds - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 14:20
Experts say mental illness is the "only explanation" for Moses Christensen's attack on Richard Hall.
Categories: Birmingham

Row over rehousing homeless people outside Brighton and Hove

BBC Sussex News Feed - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 14:05
Eastbourne council says two hotels have been leased to house Brighton and Hove's homeless.
Categories: Sussex

Local community invited to view plans and comment on proposals for Looe Valley Trails (1)

Cornwall Council News feed - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 13:45

A new online community space for the Looe Valley Trails project has been launched to give residents and businesses an opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas about proposals to create a local network of trails for walking and cycling.

Cornwall Council has created Let’s Talk Looe Valley Trails to give updates and gather feedback on the project to link Looe, Liskeard, Bodmin and the Rame Peninsula.

The site includes details of the three proposed routes, together with background information about the scheme and a Frequently Asked Questions section.

Geoff Brown, Cornwall Council cabinet member for transport, said: “The project aims to support more active lifestyles, encourage more visitors to the area, helping to boost the local economy, and enhance and interpret the natural and historic environment.

“The initiative has been in development for some time and during the past few months, we’ve been working with partners to re-evaluate the initial proposals in order to put together a strong business case to identify and secure funding. This has resulted in some changes to the original proposed routes, including seeking out more off-road sections and routes with gentle gradients to be more accessible to all.”

The current proposals are based around three long distance routes in South East Cornwall.   

  • Looe to Liskeard: a combination of largely traffic free sections and a section along quiet country lanes. This will be an accessible route to be used by everyone, offering opportunities for health, engaging with the environment and enjoying what south east Cornwall has to offer. 
  • Looe to Cremyll: this will be a long distance on-road route for more confident cyclists and road users. The Cremyll end of the route features a five mile loop providing an opportunity for cyclists that are growing in confidence to make use of a safe route without committing to a long distance.  
  • Looe to Bodmin: a combination of on and off-road sections which include a number of existing tracks in the area, as well as linking with the National Cycle Network route to Bodmin town centre. The route will also link with Bodmin Parkway.

We are also working with local steering groups to identify some shorter, family-friendly routes of 4-5 miles in closer proximity to Looe and Liskeard.

With restrictions in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been unable to organise public exhibitions for the local community to view the draft proposals and give their views. We will host face to face events as soon as this is permitted and the Let’s Talk site aims to bridge this gap in the meantime. 

Categories: Cornwall

Boat deck will be demolished

Dorset Council News Feed - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 13:41

A boat deck on Castle Cove beach will be demolished next week. The deck, which is privately owned, started breaking up in recent storms and is now a hazard.

Portland Harbour Authority, Dorset Council and Quest (a marine contractor) have been working together to safely remove the material of the deck from the shoreline.

Natural England has given permission to carry out the work to this protected marine environment .

Portland Harbour Authority, who is leading this work, and Quest will minimise sediment disturbance which can cause damage to the seagrass.

The work, which is dependent upon weather conditions, is due to start on Monday 1 March and will hopefully be completed by Friday 5 March. Some parts of the beach may be restricted at times to maintain safety.

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Categories: Dorset

Stanley Dalton: Blue bows around Carlisle for funeral

Cumbria BBC News Feed - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 13:39
Blue bows were put up around Carlisle as Stanley Dalton's cortege passed through the city.
Categories: Cumbria