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A.R.C. Palmer’s Field + Sports Field Project
Posted: 28 November 2016 10:25 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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A pamphlet was delivered to us this evening with the information and intentions for this area.

Exciting possibilities are in the offing but obviously there is a financial mountain to climb.

A.R.C. as a development committee are struggling financially and will need your help for this project to succeed.

So if you want this, Dabchicks dig deep!

Unfortunately there is always a down side, the line of established trees running from the tennis court at the end of the football field will be removed early next year completely.

When the project is completed, dogs by the laws of the land will be banned from the area as there will be sports fields and children’s play areas, BMX/skateboard and picnic areas. A shame, but kids come first.

Do you want this? It’s your call
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Posted: 29 November 2016 11:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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NO!!! i do NOT want it built on. Palmers field is the last beautiful open space left to take dogs. Molly and Anthony would not want it built on. If a skateboard park (notoriously noisy) is really needed (another five minute wonder?) have it at Whitley Road. Is there a rugby and football club still in the village?
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Posted: 02 December 2016 08:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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No, there is no rugby club or football club in the village and hasn’t been for approximately eight years. There was an attempt to revive Aldbourne f.c. but it fizzled out through lack of interest.

If this situation remains the same, if and when sporting facilities become available, ARC the management committee will have to let it out to teams from afar in order to collect revenue that will be necessary.

So the sporting side will not be for the community but we will all be paying for it either by donation as is requested or in the precept in a couple of years to come. MY PURSE IS STAYING SHUT.
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Posted: 03 December 2016 02:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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Reference Beech Trees behind Tennis court.
Work on these trees etc are not related to any proposed sports development.

As a result of a a windy spell a large branch fell from the end beech tree. This was removed and on recommendation from
David Wyatt, Wiltshire Council the tree had the top removed etc.
The P.C has had continued discussion o on the state of these trees with D Wyatt, W.C

This is recorded in the minutes from the P.C October and November.
Minutes are displayed on parish notice board as being uploaded onto this website.

Alison Edmonds
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Posted: 07 December 2016 03:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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ARC does require the removal of the end tree to accommodate the new access track, so all will be removed.

This is a copy of a letter that has been circulated to residents of the Farm lane and Southward lane area. Letter dated 12/11/2016.


TREES ALONG THE EDGE OF THE FOOTBALL FIELD

The Parish Council proposes to fell the line of trees beside the football field/tennis court, because of their extremely poor condition. They will then replant with Beech interspersed with Maple or Hornbeam. The Parish Council has discussed this with the Arboricultural Officer at Wiltshire Council and subject to a tree application being submitted with the full details of works and replanting, he has indicated he would support this proposal.

To avoid as much as possible the current problems with the narrow gap by the tennis court and then the constraint of the power lines, Fastigiate Beech would be used where the width is particularly narrow. All these trees would then be subject once again to a Tree Preservation Order.

For further information, contact the Parish Clerk.
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Posted: 20 December 2016 08:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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What is that awful contraption on the Football Field? Was it put up under darkness?
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Posted: 22 December 2016 06:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]  
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Blimey, have just witnessed another near miss with a car going through the NO ENTRY. The nice man going the right way (tried to get out of her way when there are no pull ins)

told her politely it was one way. How she could not see the large, brightly lit sign is beyond me. More traffic means accidents.
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Posted: 24 December 2016 04:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]  
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Can't honestly say it fills me with any pleasure to see decent and mainly healthy trees being felled - for this reason alone i could not support this project. Paul Blatchford
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Posted: 25 December 2016 06:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]  
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TREES ON THE EDGE OF THE FOOTBALL FIELD ADJACENT TO 5, SOUTHWARD LANE

There will be a planning meeting taking place on January 4th 2017 in the memorial hall to discuss (planning application number: 16/12346/TPO) a proposal to fell nine beech trees, one Norway Maple, one Hawthorn and one Hornbeam.

These trees have stood for over fifty years and are under a tree preservation order,

THIS IS FAST BECOMING THE VILLAGE OF DIBLEY!
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Posted: 07 January 2017 11:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]  
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On a brighter note, a trustee of A.R.C. has contacted Marlborough Rugby club and has enquired about the design of their club house and facilities that they have.

A.R.C. would like similar on Palmer’s field as Marlborough Rugby club house has a licensed bar, kitchen, dining area/dance floor, changing rooms and storage facilities (fantastic and for all ages and abilities).

BAR AND DANCE FLOOR, WOW IS THIS A TEN FROM LEN?!

This is something to look forward too, surely you can support this…
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Posted: 18 January 2017 03:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]  
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This is very ambitious, a clubhouse with bar and dance floor?

There’s more chance of seeing god than this happening.

There is already a sports and social club in the village that’s on its backside through lack of volunteers to run it.
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Posted: 24 January 2017 06:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]  
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No football, no dogs, no trees, just house prices to fall and smelly decaying meat on B.B.Q s.
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Posted: 24 January 2017 07:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]  
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Well Annie, I think the answer is to sell up and move away quickly if you live close by.

Then leave it to the skateboarders to clear up the broken beer bottles of which there will be plenty.

Or will A.R.C. clear it up? they are the managing committee.
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Posted: 05 February 2017 02:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]  
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It was nice to see Marlborough Rugby Clubs under 11 Team train this morning, but they played on the football field and not on the rugby pitch as you informed us that they would.

They also parked all along Southward lane on the verge (footpath) and none in the car park.

There was no one to monitor the parking, so it is the same issue, different day, different time.

This is obviously what there is to come if and when the A.R.C. project happens.

Total Chaos!
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Posted: 05 February 2017 06:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]  
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Sorry to rain on your parade but there was no chaos at all.

An on-the-spot decision was taken to use the football pitch instead of the rugby pitch because the ground was uneven enough to risk sprained ankles. We took what we believed to be a reasoned decision, especially given the increased use of that pitch for football recently.

There was an additional benefit, as we came prepared to find and clear dog mess. We removed (and binned) six piles from the area we played on.

Cars were parked in absolutely the right place, up on the Southward Lane bank. We could see no obstruction, and no marshalling was required.

If you were one of the residents that we dropped letters to then it's a shame you didn't just pick up the phone like one other resident did. In that case a very civil and supportive conversation ensued.
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Posted: 05 February 2017 09:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]  
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Just to qualify the parking arrangements: The ground was too soft allow multiple cars in the grassed parking area by the football field main entrance, so we directed cars up to the alternative area on Southward Lane, that was marked out with flags.
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