Moor Lane Playing Fields – A Village Green?

Visitors to the Moor Lane playing fields may observe new notices of a Nottinghamhire County Council consultation on whether the playing fields merit designation as a village green.

Almost two years ago residents and other users of the land filled in evidence forms.

A final chance to object to the designation or indeed to support it is now open until 27 January 2017.

Paul Nathanail
A local resident.

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7 Responses to Moor Lane Playing Fields – A Village Green?

  1. Graham Taylor says:

    Attenborough Cricket Pitch is a Village Green. The Bramcote Moor area is not. If you were to dig the area up you would probably find much slag from mining and also the remains of a slough which drained into the canal.

    Hardly the parameters of a Village Green.

    • RichHartman says:

      Surely the merits of a village green are to do with its use and history of use by the local community, not what’s underground?

    • stevebarber says:

      Attenborough cricket pitch is also reclaimed tip. Beeston Boiler company used it for their waste.

      • Steve Austin says:

        I don’t think you are right with this information, Steve. Gravel was extracted from pretty well all the land around Attenborough south of the railway but not from the cricket field or from a field just beyond the cricket field which was owned by the Church. On the edge of the cricket field was an arm of the Erewash. Gravel was extracted from the meadow land beyond this small river down to the Trent and part of this area was where the Beeston Boiler waste was tipped. This reclaimed land made a car park.

      • stevebarber says:

        I think I am correct. Both bits of land were used at different times.

    • Steve Austin says:

      Graham: I think you have the wrong piece of land. The area you describe is the playing field adjacent to Coventry Lane. The village green application is for the land adjacent to the A52.

  2. Steve Austin says:

    Steve: I did live there when the particular area was worked for gravel. Trent Gravels never came across the arm of the Erewash to excavate what is now the cricket pitch.

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