[Discuss] Parker's Piece

Lisa Buchholz pale.aquamarine at gmail.com
Wed Jul 2 10:07:51 BST 2014


Do we want to pull together a collective letter asking that more care be
taken on managing rights of way (and to whom - not sure who manages set up
of these events, although could ask Green Spaces officers).  Lamps sound
like a bit of a lost cause if council is locked into a contract - when does
30 year contract expire - I mean, was this signed 20 yrs ago, or are we
just at the start of it?  If nearing its end, we could write saying it's an
opportunity to do something nicer.

Lisa Buchholz


On 1 July 2014 14:54, Anne Marie Garvey <annemgarvey at ntlworld.com> wrote:

> Lamp posts are a centre of contention. They were all ordered as a job lot
> from Balfour Beattie in a massive thirty year long contract. Here in
> Hertford Street they show no concession to the fact that they've made it a
> conservation area, they're just the standard concret ones. In other cities
> I am always seeing really imaginative lamp posts. Sorry to hear that the
> ones one Christs Pieces are just disappearing.
>
>
>
> On 1 Jul 2014, at 14:21, Joanna Gordon Clark wrote:
>
> well done simon, for flagging this up.  Awful to have pubic right of way
> obstrcuted so very physically and while fo ryou maybe it would not have
> been a huge thing to climb over, for many older people and those with bad
> legs (like me, for eg.) it woudl be impossible, and also it is a removal of
> our open space.  suggest you ask them in the council what this was all
> about.  also now they are commandeering a fair bit of space, presumably for
> th tour de france thing, but in the end it is our space, not their space.
>
> Another thing:  has anyone noticed the way they are removing old lamppost
> from Christs Pieces, many of whcih used to look exactly lilke the one in
> the Narnia books? such a shame, and wehre we consulted?  nope
>
> but also congratulate them on the lovely Diana, Princess of Wales, rose
> archway with seats, which they planted up beautfiully this spring and whcih
> has currently got three climbing roses on it, one of which isnt quite as
> climbing as the others, but it is the spirit of the ting that counts.
> and have they reset the wooden protecitons round the tree at the end of
> the Pieces, near to the Methodist church exit, and will the other one that
> got vandalised, the birch tree, survive?
>
> oaky thats miy lot.
> joanna - Alex Gardens Trees adn FMC
>
>       Joanna
>
>
>   On Friday, 27 June 2014, 20:17, Simon Norton <simon at dpmms.cam.ac.uk>
> wrote:
>
>
> A fortnight ago I needed to catch an early train and decided, as I usually
> do
> when in this position, to walk across Parker's Piece instead of Regent St.
>
> However there was an event on that day (14 June) and caravans etc. were
> parked
> on the grass. Whoever organised the event seemed to be at pains to stop
> people
> from getting access to the grass between these caravans and Regent Terrace,
> because as soon as the railings on the path towards Mill Rd stopped the
> event
> area began, and the first caravan (or whatever it was) was chained to the
> last
> railing with no gap to get through.
>
> Well there wasn't any real difficulty in climbing over the railings, but
> it was
> still a bit of a nuisance -- and a quite unnecessary one surely.
>
> Simon Norton
>
>
>
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