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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
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
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 […]

April 9, 2014 | By | 2 Replies 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
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 | 1 Reply More
Radford Quarry Housing Plans – Wain Homes

Radford Quarry Housing Plans – Wain Homes

Just to recap on the latest: Plymouth City Council unanimously rejected the original planning application last year. Wainhomes appealed and we are now in the process of a public inquiry. The decision being made by the government inspectorate. Plymouth City Council have been vigorously defending their original decision. The appeal is now in recess and will […]

April 6, 2013 | By | 5 Replies More
Radford & Hooe Lake Brochure

Radford & Hooe Lake Brochure

We have put together a Discovery brochure/poster for Radford Park & Hooe Lake, that cover a little of the history and the wildlife of the area, and highlights the reasons for keeping it in it’s natural state. To Raise awareness and help prevent this area from further building development please download the brochure, print it […]

April 5, 2013 | By | 5 Replies More
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 | 7 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 […]

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