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Our Thorpe Hamlet - a weekend to celebrate our history
Between Friday 29th and Sunday 31st July 2011 a range of events will be
taking place in Thorpe Hamlet to celebrate its history.
Hi I am one of 8 members of a fairly new team
working for the City Council. We each are working intensively in an
identifiable patch within the City. I am concentrating on Thorpe Hamlet.
Community Engagement Officer
Norwich City Council
Tel: 01603 212216 / 07879 66 8586
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Another One Bites The Dust
Sadly Bakers Arms Pub Closes For Ever
The community pub on St Leonards Rd which has seen
three landlords over the past 18 months has finally closed it's doors
for ever. The Bakers Arms had its heyday in the 1980s but long before
that in the 1800s was the bakery which baked the bread from the flour
milled by the nearby (long lost) windmill on the other side of the road.
Plans are now to save the main building, convert it to a house and build
two new houses, one to the side and one to the back.
Carey's Meadow Threatened!
You may have heard of consultation over a masterplan for the 'Deal
Ground and Utilities Site'? It sounds very boring, but covers the future
of the former power station site, behind the railway depot at Crown
Point, and the Deal Ground, currently derelict land (although part is a
nature reserve outwith the plan) on the south side of the river Wensum,
between the river Yare and the railway.
These areas, particularly the Utilities Site, north of the river, give
great opportunities for sustainable uses and for foot and cycle access
to Whitlingham Country Park and for a strategic link in National Cycle
Network route 1 (Norwich to Yarmouth). One proposal, by CRed (Carbon
Reduction) is for a carbon-neutral biomass power station, fuelled by
rail or river, and eco-friendly offices, housing and visitor facilities,
with plenty of green space.
However, this is only one of four options, three of which involve a new
road bridge across the river Wensum (in addition to foot and cycle
crossings) and, worse, two of which involve a new road across Carey's
Meadow - the much-loved piece of countryside in the city, on Thorpe
Go to the
consultants' web-site for more information and details of the
consultation (such as it is). NB the link opens in a new window. The
actual information takes a long time to download - which shows how
committed to real consultation they are!
This information was kindly supplied by Chris Wood
of the Thorpehamlet.net
I am one of 8 members of a fairly new team working for the City Council.
We each are working intensively in an identifiable patch within the
City. I am
concentrating on Thorpe Hamlet. I have only recently come across your
website and thought that it might be good to contact you.
Community Engagement Officer, Norwich City Council