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Consultation Exhibition for Boston’s Boatyard Plan

Consultation Exhibition for Boston’s Boatyard Plan

Cavanna Homes will be holding a ‘Consultation Exhibition’ meeting to showcase the plan for 53 houses in the former Bostons’ Boatyard will be open for visitors on Wednesday the 15th February 2012 between 14:00 – 18:30 hours. Two planning applications for 222 homes had previously been refused. Update: Planning has now been applied for see […]

February 12, 2012 | By | Reply More
Demolition of Hooe Quarry Oil Tanks

Demolition of Hooe Quarry Oil Tanks

Working mostly at night the Tor drilling company turn up in force.   See the post on the quarry building in operation during the 1950’s – Hooe Quarry Pictures courtesey of Doug!

November 8, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Hooe Lake Hulks, Paintings by Richard Allman

Hooe Lake Hulks, Paintings by Richard Allman

Another fine example of how the area of Hooe Lake captivates & inspires! Local artist Richard Allman has been painting the Hooe Lake wrecks for a number of years, and as they  are such a prominent feature we couldn’t help but highlight them here. Richard writes – Over the last 15 years or so I’ve […]

July 25, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Radford Park Arboretum Walk and Talk

Radford Park Arboretum Walk and Talk

Kevin Warley The Radford Park Arboretum Co-ordinator is holding a Walk and Coffee Evening on Tuesday, 10th May, 2011, starting at 6.30pm at the Beckly Centre. Everybody is welcome. Tickets available on the door at £2. Membership subscriptions for the Friends of the Arboretum are now due at £2 per member.

The evening starts with a guided walk around Radford Park Arboretum to show what is currently flowering, new planting, and other points of interest, etc., followed by light refreshments in the Beckly Centre. Mayers Way, Radford Dip, Hooe Road, Plymstock, Plymouth.

The Arboretum was awarded ‘ Winner’ of the Royal Horticultural Society ‘Britain in Bloom’ Community Award for 2008 and 2009.

May 2, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Barratt Homes Hooe Quarry Proposal V3

Barratt Homes Hooe Quarry Proposal V3

In case you missed it here are the latest Proposals (masterplan V3) from the Barratt Homes Exhibituion from the 24th March 2011.

See the full information display boards from the exibition.

We Shall also be adding a Hooe Quarry Petition to this website watch this space…

March 25, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Hooelake hulks & wrecks inspire art and memories!

Hooelake hulks & wrecks inspire art and memories!

Whilst perusing the pictures at the Plymouth Society of Artists art exhibition in Plymouth Museum Art galleries recently, I came across a pleasing painting of one of the old rotting hulks lying in Hooe Lake. The painting brought back childhood memories of the 50’s when around the age of 14yrs ( I’m now 66) the most rebellious thing I ever did was to steal two cigarettes from my mother’s pack, and with a friend, paddled out to the rotting barges towards the middle…

February 28, 2011 | By | 5 Replies More

Meeting Re: New housing development off Barton Road

There will be a further public consultation in January 2011 regarding the plans for the development off Barton Road at the western end of Hooe Lake. This will be held in the Watersports Centre at Mount Batten but as yet no date has been given. Pat Constable

December 13, 2010 | By | Reply More

Howard Marina Latest

Further to the Howards Marina Development post from May 2010, a new planning application has been submitted to the Planning department which outlines changes to the original proposal. Full details about the proposal and responses from the ‘Environmental Agency’ , ‘Natural England’ and others etc.. can be found here

December 8, 2010 | By | Reply More
Raw Sewage Flows in to Hooe Lake

Raw Sewage Flows in to Hooe Lake

It was reported that on Friday 3rd  December that raw sewage was spilling out in to Hooe Lake. HOOE residents were horrified when they noticed raw sewage flowing into Hooe Lake yesterday morning. The tide was out, and they were disgusted to see toilet paper, faeces and condoms spilling into the tidal lake from a […]

December 8, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
New Plymouth & Devon Walking Book

New Plymouth & Devon Walking Book

NEW PLYMOUTH & DEVON WALK BOOK, A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION IN AID OF LOCAL CHARITIES If you fancy a walk on the moors, in the countryside or on the coast, then a new book just published, has everything you need. Plym Ramblers, a walking club based in Plymouth, has just produced a book […]

December 8, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More