MELBOURNE’S Senior Citizens Centre could soon be looking for a new home.
Landlords Melbourne Hall & Estate have indicated that they may not renew the lease to the centre the next time it is up – the end of 2021 or early 2022.
The charitable group running the centre has been allowed use of the land for more than 50 years and aims to support the elderly and those with disabilities. The centre also hosts a wide range of activities, and other organisations such as Probus, civic society, garden club and wine circle also use it. The land also includes Melbourne Bowls Club, whose green would be under threat. No final decision has yet been made.
Weston-on-Trent Parish Council is opposing the possible alteration to the ancient boundary between its village and Aston-on-Trent.
Residents of the latter have been asked for their views on whether the parish boundary should be reviewed.
One of the issues for Weston would be that the village would lose a quarter to a third of its parish and therefore receive less money from council tax payers to spend on services.
Residents of The Lilypool in Melbourne are breathing a sigh of relief after Openreach decided not to plant a 12-metre high telegraph pole in the communal garden. Openreach say they are now looking at underground options as they aim for a full fibre broadband build in Melbourne.
Hopefully the worst of the bad weather is now behind us but the March edition catches up with all the problems the area suffered at the hands of Storms Ciara and Dennis.
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