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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Bollards that have blocked three car parks at a popular Dereham beauty spot will remain in place for at least another month, following last night’s town council meeting.
The council has been locked in a dispute with Breckland Council over who is responsible for the maintenance of the Neatherd Moor track.
Last month Breckland blocked access to the car parks, citing legal obligations to prevent encroachment on the moor dating back to 1910.
Following talks between the two sides on February 28, town councillors were expected to accept responsibility for the track at yesterday’s meeting, and swiftly remove the bollards and make short-term repairs to the track.
The two councils had said they would then work together on a longer-term plan for parking at the moor.
However, town councillors instead postponed a decision until next month at the earliest, while waiting for information from the council’s insurance company, solicitors and a civil engineer, and consideration of the short and long-term costs.
Town clerk Tony Needham is due to write to nearby residents today to outline the situation.
Terrorism returned to the streets of London today as two suspected Muslim fanatics butchered a man in broad daylight in the name of “Allah”.
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