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River Greet

River Pollution concerns

In England, water companies have pumped raw sewage into waterways 772,000 times in the last two years. The one thousand discharges a day is entirely legal in extreme weather events.

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3 May 2022
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River Greet Southwell

River Geet Pollution Concerns

It seems that Southwell has the same problem as many other locations in the country when it comes to river and watercourse pollution. The River Greet has experienced 48 occasions during the last two years when raw sewage entered the watercourse. At various locations, like the one in the picture in Riverside Park, contaminated stormwater is discharged. There is an ongoing investigation by the Environment Agency so anyone noticing future discharges can report this.

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3 May 2022
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Top-Down Council Re-organisation

After two failed attempts at creating a Unitary Authority for Nottinghamshire, the County Council promised to work more closely with the nine Borough and District Councils. By combining and devolving responsibilities it aims to deliver better local services.

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3 May 2022
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Pothole Southwell

Ending Pothole Repairs

The County Council has finally realised that its road maintenance scheme isn't working. In the last five years a mind boggling 476,043 potholes have required filling in Nottinghamshire. No wonder that our county has been declared the pothole capital of the UK. The area around Southwell is one of the highest with 25,046 repairs. So instead of filling in one pothole only to have a new one open up nearby, the Council will now repair larger sections of road aiming for a longer lasting solution.

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3 May 2022
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Southwell Market

Market Improvements

COVID has delayed many much needed repairs and improvements to the town, however important changes are now underway.

3 May 2022
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Benches Southwell

New and Refurbished Benches

Following a survey of benches by Lib Dem Councillor Steve Perry, a number of damaged benches were identified. Some were found to be beyond repair and required replacing, whilst others proved to be repairable.

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3 May 2022
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