At the recent Parish Assembly the condition of the buildings and “play area” alongside the track at Low Hall was raised as an issue of concern. Sadly the Chairman of the Parish Council ruled that the PC was powerless to take any action about the buildings, however he agreed that the title of the land occupied by the defunct play area and tennis court needed to be established, although he also had doubts about the ability of the PC to do anything positive in relation to this land.
The excellent photographs on the village website prompted me to reflect on the condition of other areas of the village and in the process to take these photographs to highlight the extent to which the amenity and attractiveness of the village has declined.
Surprisingly, given the Chairman’s pessimism someone has started to clear up the buildings at Low Hall. It will be interesting to see how far they progress.
Since these photographs were taken a good fairy has made a start by clearing a small area of weeds by the telephone box. More good fairies needed.
Whatever the merits or otherwise of our esteemed City Council’s decision not to grant planning consent we are still left with what is rapidly becoming a decaying eyesore.
I could have included other illustrations but I feel that it would have been unfair on the households in question.
It used to be a pleasure to walk along the long walk
Gate on footpath between Church and Main Street
As John Keegan has pointed out, given the reasons put forward for refusing the Planning Application for the Dragon’s Head, it seems odd that planning permission has been granted for three dwellings and parking for nine cars at the Old School.
Of course the eyesore will remain for the foreseeable future