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At the Parish Council meeting held on 27th November, the plans for a gate at the Manor Road end of the footpath round the prison were outlined by Phillip Sanders, a Governor of the prison and Head of Residence & Safety.
Several members of the public were in attendance and offered their views, which were, by and large, favourable to the idea, understanding the problem that exists with "throw-overs" into the prison. The gate would be large enought to allow prams/puch chairs through and a number key-pad would allow use by villagers. The number of the key-pad would be frequently changed.
Mr Sanders stressed that at the moment it was just an idea that is being discussed and the governors, taking into account the comments made at the meeting and further considering the logistics etc., will decide whether or not to take it further.....watch this space!