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2018: July to December


Due to a misunderstanding, there was no speaker for the evening’s meeting and Charles stepped into the breach to give us an update on the current situation regarding Hatherleigh market and the development of the site proposed by Kingswood Homes.  This development would not only include new homes but also a medical centre and supermarket.  Provision would also be made for the market to continue but in a much reduced manner.

Many concerns have been raised about the development not least of which is the lack of sufficient parking in the area.  

Charles also advised the group about the role of “Ruby Country” locally and presented alternative proposals if they were successful in obtaining the market as a community asset.  Ruby Country administer the market and would like it to be upgraded but retain the space it has now.  So many markets locally are failing or being reduced to an uneconomical size and Ruby Country are keen to see that this does not happen to Hatherleigh market.

A vote of thanks was given to Charles for his impromptu and interesting talk and the evening closed with the usual refreshments.

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