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Donington Parish Council will undertake investigations to find out who owns a passageway

Investigations will be undertaken to find out who owns a village centre passageway which has fallen into disrepair.

Donington Parish Council wants to know who owns the passageway, which runs between the Sunlight Chinese Takeaway and what was The Peacock pub, in order to get the site repaired.

Members of the council agreed at their last meeting to instruct a solicitor to find out who owns this passageway.

Donington (43846297)
Donington (43846297)

Concerns had been raised at a previous meeting about the pathway falling into disrepair.

Chairman Coun Jane Stanley said: “It is an awful mess. As you walk through there it is dreadful with big pot holes.”

Members were told that the solicitor would charge £75 as well as a £3 charge for the land registry.

Coun Mark Rollinson said it would be money well spent to get on with the job while Coun Nicola Burdall has been told that the passageway was owned by the former Peacock.

Coun Phil Lovell said that historically that area had been a field with a couple of houses.

He said: “It might finish up that nobody should be legally walking around there.

“It was a field and it might end up that were was no right of way apart from three to four properties down there.”

- The meeting was also told that someone had set fire to a path at Flinders Park.

There were also discussions about the possibility of moving a bench in the park.

- Coun Mark Rollinson also praised the Black Sluice Drainage Board and the Environment Agency for their efforts to keep the area dry following periods of heavy rain.

He said: “On January 29, the two pumping stations at the Forty Foot Drain got to highest known levels and it broke records but we didn’t flood.

“The Environment Agency and Black Sluice desludged the Forty Foot to keep our feet dry.”

- Coun Lovell reported a large pothole on a pathway near the Northorpe.

Coun Lovell and Coun Rollinson were also going to investigate reports of the Mill Pit being exceptionally high.

Concerns about this area had been raised with Coun Lovell by a resident.

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