[Announce] Romsey Town and Burnside

Secretary SOS secretary_sos at hotmail.com
Tue Nov 30 23:47:21 GMT 2010

Dear all
I received this email earlier this week from David Brooks of Friends of Cherry Hinton Brook and thought you might be interested to receive it.  
VictoriaSecretary, SOS

 ·         A Conservation Area is being proposed for Romsey but it requires a positive response from residents – consultation ends Jan 17. Burnside is at present excluded from the proposed Conservation Area which ends at the Brooks Road junction, but there are strong grounds to include it. ·         Burnside was an integral part of Victorian Romsey, and remains, with the stream, a very precious if isolated asset to the area. If there is demand from residents then Burnside will be included in the Conservation Area, but the city council needs to hear this in the Consultation responses. ·         The advantages are that being part of the Conservation Area could open the way to grants that include not just the buildings but the surrounding street and stream, and help to protect views etc.. ·         But it needs a good turnout on Dec 2nd and a positive response for this to progress. .............................................Dec 2nd - 7.30: St Philip’s Church, Romsey TownPlease forward to anyone you think might be interested. Thank you. Allan Mill Road: Romsey Town & Petersfield- one street & one Conservation Area ? Talks & Exhibition: Free Public Meeting!Please attend if you live in the Mill Road area – either side of the bridge! Are the streets and houses of Romsey Town interesting and historic enough to be part of the Mill Road Conservation Area ? ·         Mill Road already has a Conservation Area.·         But it stops at the railway line.·         The City Council has undertaken an appraisal of Romsey to see if  extending this Conservation Area over the bridge would be justified and beneficial for the area. ·         Come to hear the conclusions and to give your opinion. 1.  Talk: Romsey Town: Past, Present and Future.·         Allan Brigham, local historian, Blue Badge Guide and author of a  recent history of Romsey Town will talk about the history of the area and look at some of  the buildings that define Romsey. ·         Once home to a community of railway workers and known as  ‘Railway town’, the rest of Cambridge knew Romsey  ‘Little Russia’ after the General Strike in the 1920s. ·         What will it be known as in the future  ? 2.  What difference can a Conservation Area make?Question and answer session with Cambridge City Council staff. ·         How would a Conservation Area help Romsey ?·         Are there any drawbacks ?.................................................................................................Dec 3rd and 4th : 10.00-4.00: Exhibition An exhibition about the proposals for a Conservation area will be on display at St Philips Church Consultation responses open until Jan 17.

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