Village green decision delay

By Martin Neville

Monday, January 20, 2014

 

A DECISION on whether to designate Yarmouth Recreation Ground a village green has been deferred for a second time.

The Isle of Wight Council appeals sub committee was due to consider a recommendation to register the land, excluding the pavilion, today (Monday), but the meeting was declared inquorate after a committee member phoned in sick.

The meeting, which was adjourned to a date to be fixed, heard the committee already had two vacancies and was unable to find a replacement for today’s meeting.

It followed a deferment last September after an appeal from the landowners for more time.

Reporter: martinn@iwcpmail.co.uk

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by David Blackford

21st January 2014, at 10:01:48

It's not in the publishing
It's in the having writ

Or something like that

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by Mike Crowe

21st January 2014, at 09:55:46

David a wonderful little fishing village Beer. Had a wonderful time. War? What war?

I actually based the village in a book I wrote around Beer with a large bit of 'poetic licence' ;-)

Don't look for the book, it was never published. I wrote two more and half way through another, again never published.

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by David Blackford

21st January 2014, at 08:24:00

PS I was 7 years of age

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by David Blackford

21st January 2014, at 08:23:15

You were lucky Mike - I was evacuated to Yorkshire - On the moors above Hebden Bridge

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by Mike Crowe

20th January 2014, at 20:19:51

Lee, I believe but not sure, (someone will take great delight in telling me if I am wrong) that 'Village Green' status protects that bit of green and keeps it for the village. Cannot be sold off for building on or sliced in half for road widening. Goes back to when May Day was not a Communist Day but an 'English' celebration with a May Pole and when the 'gay' had a wonderful meaning, with 'gay young things' dancing round said May Pole. Remember it when I was young during the war in Devon where I was evacuated

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