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We have news of Hallam planning to appeal decision on Land to the east of Watermead. As soon as details are available (not to hand at 4th December) we will publish as before via Save Watermead Village pages.
The Village View is now available online. Click here to download your digital edition.
The Parish Council has received several recent requests from parishioners and others who love Watermead to have a lasting memorial to loved ones who have passed away. Following the start of our Community Garden it was noted that we were somewhat short of colour on our land. After some deliberation and discussion with our grounds expert it has been decided to plant flowering cherry trees. The first area to be planted will be at the road end of the small lake. We will be replacing the Jubilee Oak and 4 memorial trees will be planted.
If you would like to purchase a tree please get in touch with Noreen on 01296 641423 to discuss what you would like. We are still able to purchase benches on behalf of families and friends if they wish but feel that flowering trees provide a beautiful and lasting memorial which will give huge pleasue to all.
PLEASE TELL US WHAT YOU THINK
The Parish Council has had a number of reports throughout the summer of dogs not being controlled effectively by their owners. Sadly two dogs have been attacked while out walking and at its meeting on Thursday 19th September the Parish Council resolved to carry out full public consultation to find out parishioners' views.
We are able to pass a Dog Control Order for Watermead legislating that dog walkers keep their dogs under control and on a lead in designated areas. We can designate appointed representatives to enforce the Order and also rely on the co-operation of the Police in dealing with dogs and their owners. The Order would include the removal of dog waste to the dog waste bins or by taking it home. Penalities include fines of up to £1000. We can also limit the number of dogs anyone can walk at a time.
We need to know what everyone thinks about this. If controlling dogs on our land is considered important by the community we will be able to pressure other responsible authorities, such as the Police, to help us enforce it. There is no great cost involved, we estimate around £500 maximum in legal and signage fees.
Whilst many of us love dogs and the fact that they can have freedom to run; equally there are people who are nervous when dogs run free near them, particularly if they are not under proper control or on a lead.
We had a report of one resident being bitten by a dog which was on a lead. The owner did not even apologise. During the summer another elderly gentleman was bitten while walking around the small lake and two small terriers have been bitten and serious scared by larger dogs being walked off the lead. Another person was bitten while trying to save her small dog from attack. We beg owners to walk dogs sensibly and understand that even the best behaved dog is capable of behaving badly when excited.
To help us find out what you think we will be distributing leaflets to all homes within the Parish over the next few weeks. Please fill in your response and pop the leaftlet back through the door of the Village Hall in the Piazza. You can email us at
if you prefer.
We will also have a stall at the Christmas Fair on 7th December where you can tell us what you think.
New Housing Plan on Land East of Watermead
(previously known as Site C in the defunct Eastern Arc)
has been unveiled.
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