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Autumn 2010

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Barrow Voice is published by Barrow upon Soar Community Association. Opinions expressed are not necessarily endorsed by the editorial committee or the Community Association.

Barrow Community Association is a registered Charity No: 505692.

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Village toilets may close

A couple of years ago we voiced concerns about the early closing of Barrow's public toilets in the car park on North Street. Shoppers and visitors had noticed that the facilities were no longer open after 4pm. The timing was due to the cleaning schedule operated by Charnwood Borough Council and health and safety fears for the cleaners working after dark.

Now Charnwood has announced that it will be closing all rural public conveniences on 31 March 2011. By the time you read this, the short consultation period to gather views on the closure by the Parish Council will have closed.

The Parish Council is discussing 'what happens next' and we will be following this story in future issues.

Speeding traffic on Fishpool Way

reader on Nursery Close has raised the issue of traffic exceeding the 30mph limit on Fishpool Way, an area with quite a lot of pedestrian activity as people use the Millennium Park regularly.

He would like to see 30mph signs on the lamp posts as a reminder to drivers to keep their speed down. He has lobbied various local councils without success.

Speeding traffic on Fishpool Way While acknowledging that, with street lighting already there, this is not a legal requirement, he feels that if something is not done, then there will be a serious accident.

If you walk or drive in this area and have a view on this issue, please write to the editor or email editor@barrowvoice.co.uk


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