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Reader Letter: Can we put the scrap heap to good use?

PUBLISHED: 20:02 10 August 2017 | UPDATED: 20:13 10 August 2017

The overgrown site of the demolished Earl of Leicester pub, at the junction of Bowthorpe Road and Dereham Road. The planning permission for flats is running out in six months.
Photo: Denise Bradley
Copy: Dan Grimmer
For: EN
©Archant Photographic 2009
01603 772434

The overgrown site of the demolished Earl of Leicester pub, at the junction of Bowthorpe Road and Dereham Road. The planning permission for flats is running out in six months. Photo: Denise Bradley Copy: Dan Grimmer For: EN ©Archant Photographic 2009 01603 772434

©Archant Photographic 2009

I am writing to you to tell you about the closure and demolition of the Earl of Leicester, 13 years ago.

It used to be the heart of the community and loved by everyone who went there.

It now is a pile of old bricks and covered in mud and grass.
I wasn’t fortunate enough to see the beautiful structure of the Dereham Road building but I know that there was a petition going round for the saving of the public bar.

Someone brought a bulldozer to the site and knocked the roof right off at roughly at 6am in early July, 2004.
The main point I am trying to reach is that the site of which the Earl of Leicester used to be has turned into a scrap heap.

Wouldn’t it be great if it could be turned into a place for people to grow flowers and vegetables or a mini park for the members of the public to enjoy? It would become a place that everyone could remember for its beauty and calmness.
Even if you just level it out and put a fence around it for the members of the public to plant flowers and vegetables, it would be greatly appreciated.

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