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Kingfisher Quay Management Committee Annual Report July 4th 2015

Kingfisher Quay Management Committee Annual Report July 4th 2015

Kingfisher quay Management Committee Annual Report July 4th 2015 for trading year ending January 2014 Oreston Yacht Club, The Quay, Oreston ,Plymouth 19.00hrs Attending : Lower Saltram… John 62 director, Julie 49, Valerie 51, Alison 53 , Steve and Mary 55, Wendy 57 director, Jean 59, Jackie 65 director, Kingfisher Way Sandra 3 director, Jenny 8 […]

September 22, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More
Annual Radford Park Arboretum Walk and Talk – Tuesday 5th May

Annual Radford Park Arboretum Walk and Talk – Tuesday 5th May

The annual Radford ‘Walk & Talk’ and Coffee Evening will be held on Tuesday 6th May 2014. Meet outside the Beckly Centre, Mayers Way, Radford Dip, Hooe Road, Plymstock, Plymouth., starting at 6.30pm at the Beckly Centre. Everybody is welcome. Tickets available on the door at 50p.

April 8, 2015 | By | Reply More
Kingfisher Quay Minutes – 29th January 2015

Kingfisher Quay Minutes – 29th January 2015

Kingfisher Quay – Minutes of meeting called by John Kingdom in Oreston Church Hall 29th January 2015 at 7.30pm Members present No 18, 16 ,5, 33,23,65,57,62,60 Apologies received from 44 Meeting opened at 7.30 by Chairperson John Kingdom 62 Directors present Jackie Applebee and Wendy Colwell. John  62 explained that he called the meeting because […]

March 19, 2015 | By | Reply More

Wildlife

Nominate your local green space in Plymouth by 8th January 2016!

Nominate your local green space in Plymouth by 8th January 2016!

We’ve recently discovered that there is a new initiative called Local Green Space whereby local people can nominate areas they love like wildlife sites, for inclusion in the new Plymouth plan, and if accepted, they will be provided a higher level of protection from development. This would be a great opportunity to help save Radford […]

November 29, 2015 | By | 5 Replies More
Plan for bugs to flourish in Radford Park

Plan for bugs to flourish in Radford Park

Buglife, who have their southwest office in Plymouth are working with Plymouth City Council on plans to re-create an area of wild flower meadow in Radford Park, above Radford Quarry. A massive 3,000,000 hectares of flower-rich grassland have been lost in the UK since World War Two – these flower-rich areas were vital habitats for […]

November 24, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
199 Plant Species Recorded at Hooe Quarry

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 […]

February 12, 2012 | By | 5 Replies More

Environmental & Planning

Latest on Radford Quarry Appeal + Hooelake.org Presentation

Latest on Radford Quarry Appeal + Hooelake.org Presentation

UPDATE 9th JUNE 2015: The Appeal against the initial refusal to build in Radford Quarry has been dismissed. The Inquiry sat for 8 days on 20-22 and 26-28 January and 30-31 March 2015. Summary of Decision: The appeal is dismissed.  SEE THE APPEAL DECISION HERE   This is one of the powerpoint presentations that we put […]

February 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Kate Humble on Radford Quarry – What a relief, and great news for wildlife!

Kate Humble on Radford Quarry – What a relief, and great news for wildlife!

Friend of hooelake.org Kate Humble has had a fairly frantic start to the year with two – almost back-to-back filming trips in Australia and lots of tearing up and down to Scotland for Lambing Live in between. Kate, who is familiar with the area, kindly took the time out to offer a few words and comments …

April 10, 2014 | By | 3 Replies More
Restoration of Hooe Barn

Restoration of Hooe Barn

The revised plans for the redevelopment of Hooe Barn as a retail unit, cafe, craft shop/studio, with the addition of an MOT garage to the East, were put before PCC Planning Committee on Thursday 4th April. The committee agreed after 1hr 25mins discussion to award a deferred decision so that further information could be provided […]

April 28, 2013 | By | Reply More

History & General Interest

A Little Stonecrete history and the F.J.Moore Quarries Plymouth

A Little Stonecrete history and the F.J.Moore Quarries Plymouth

These are extracts from a book by Alec Wood who worked for F.J.Moore’s Stoncrete works at Pomphlett. He has written a number of books of his interesting life, his employment and times at Stonecrete, he worked for them prior to World War II as a trainee mould-maker and was later re-employed by them after the […]

April 2, 2013 | By | 5 Replies More
Village Pubs of Oreston

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 […]

May 15, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More
Radford Cottages and The Oldest Man in Oreston!

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 […]

November 9, 2011 | By | 9 Replies More

Other Recent Posts

Proposal to build 225 houses in Hooe Quarry

Proposal to build 225 houses in Hooe Quarry

Barratt Homes will shortly be applying for planning permission to build approximately 225 houses (original 300) in Hooe Quarry off Barton Road. This development will be situated in Hooe Quarry just across the water from The Old Wharf estate. Each affordable home will have two allocated car parking spaces within each property, plus 10 percent extra parking for visitors. There will be no parking on Barton Road. The land is currently owned by Hooelake Developments.

March 19, 2011 | By | 13 Replies More
Hooe Quarry Clearing Activity – Legality?

Hooe Quarry Clearing Activity – Legality?

Are you aware of what has been happening in Hooe Quarry over the past week or so? We have been made aware of recent activity in Hooe Quarry that may be detrimental to the nesting bird population and illegal. It would appear that the owner of the site has contracted people to cut back the […]

March 3, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
‘Beach Clean’ Saturday 18th April!

‘Beach Clean’ Saturday 18th April!

Hooe Lake & Radford Lake are in need of a clean! There is a beach clean on Saturday 18th April at 9 – 9:30 am – Meet at the Castle If you enjoy the area, and use it, please come and help, we need all the support we can get.  Wear old clothes and stout shoes. Rubber gloves, […]

March 19, 2015 | By | 4 Replies More
Help Save Stamford Wildlife

Help Save Stamford Wildlife

Far too many natural habitats, nesting grounds and wildlife havens are being destroyed in the area!  Please help support Lynn Armstrong in her quest to save an important area which has been set aside for local wildlife. My name is Lynn Armstrong and I live in Stamford Close.  As I am sure you know, at […]

June 23, 2014 | By | 3 Replies More
Plymouth & Mount Batten Storm Damage Update – A Letter from PCC

Plymouth & Mount Batten Storm Damage Update – A Letter from PCC

An email response from Plymouth County Council’s regarding the repair of storm damage – from a concerned Mount Batten resident The storms we experienced caused extensive damage to our city including damage to our buildings (predominately to roofs), fallen trees, damage from flooding, damage to piers, and a range of structures on our foreshore including footpaths, steps and other structures including our two lidos at […]

May 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
Big Turnout for Radford Beach Clean

Big Turnout for Radford Beach Clean

A big thank you to everybody that turned up and helped with the beach clean and litter pick on Saturday 14th April 2014, We had approximately 35-40 enthusiastic local residents who gave up their free time, to clean Hooe Lake foreshore, Radford Lake, the Quarry and Radford Park of litter and junk. There was a […]

April 13, 2014 | By | 3 Replies More
Latest on Cavanna Homes Bostons Boat Yard from TOWRA

Latest on Cavanna Homes Bostons Boat Yard from TOWRA

For all residents here is some information on the development in former Boston’s Boatyard. A meeting was held at 37 The Old Wharf on Friday 3rd May at 3pm with David Smith (Build Manager ) from Cavanna Homes and Peter and Penny Lenthall, Lilianna Grainger, Tim Brighton and Pat Constable.

May 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Radford History Walk and Talk

Radford History Walk and Talk

There will be a Radford walk and Talk on Wednesday 22nd May from 1pm to 3pm 2013. Meet outside the Beckly Centre. Mayers Way. Radford Dip. Join local historian and Vice-Chairman of the Plymstock Forum, Brian Steele on this guided walk through the historic Radford park and arboretum.  The talk includes the first Elizabethans, Tudor pirates, […]

April 28, 2013 | By | 4 Replies More
Annual Radford Park Arboretum Walk and Talk – 15th May

Annual Radford Park Arboretum Walk and Talk – 15th May

This year the Radford Heritage Group have linked up with Plymouth Tree Partnership to hold a  Walk, Talk and Coffee Evening on Wednesday, 15th May, 2013, starting at 6.30pm at the Beckly Centre.  Everybody is welcome. Tickets available on the door at 50p. The evening starts with a guided walk around Radford Park Arboretum to show what […]

March 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Wain Homes New Housing Proposal on Hooe Lake

Wain Homes New Housing Proposal on Hooe Lake

Wain Homes will be holding a Public Exhibition regarding use of the land at Radford Quarry. Radford Quarry (a designated County Wildlife Site – CWS) is situated off the South Eastern shore of Hooe Lake just behind the Castle. The proposal is regarding the building of more residential homes within the Quarry. Date & Time: Wednesday […]

March 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Planning Application for Boston’s Boat Yard -12-01180-FUL

Planning Application for Boston’s Boat Yard -12-01180-FUL

Cavanna Homes (Devon) Ltd have applied for a proposed development of 53 dwellings with associated roads, foot ways, access, parking, landscaping and drainage in the former Boston’s Boat Yard. Full details on all documents relating to this Cavanna Homes proposal can be found on the Plymouth County Council website –  See Quick link here     […]

August 2, 2012 | By | Reply More
Oreston Village, Display of Flowers and the Oreston History Exhibition

Oreston Village, Display of Flowers and the Oreston History Exhibition

An exhibition of ‘The Village, a Display of Flowers and Oreston History’ is being held at Oreston Methodist Church, Plymstock Road, Oreston. Date: July 12th to 15th, 2012. Opening times:   Thursday 2.00pm to 4.30pm Friday and Saturday 11.00am to 4.30pm Sunday 2.00pm to 4.30pm, followed by Songs of Praise. Guided talks around the village at […]

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