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Resident who lives in flats at former Newark Municipal Building says she is in 'prison' after workers fence off green space at Newark Library



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A resident who lives in the old Newark Municipal Buildings said she was in 'prison' as workers boarded off the green space beside Newark Library.

The lady, who was flailing her arms out of her flat window, said: "I'm in prison now."

Protests continue at Newark Library gardens this morning (Thursday, November 11) (53003391)
Protests continue at Newark Library gardens this morning (Thursday, November 11) (53003391)

Police were present as contractors boarded up the site this morning.

In a video, one protester said: "How can you do this? An 86-year-old woman [is] in tears because of this."

Newark and Sherwood District Council told the Advertiser the land, next to London Road carpark and former municipal building is being fenced off.

Protests continue at Newark Library gardens this morning (Thursday, November 11) (53003388)
Protests continue at Newark Library gardens this morning (Thursday, November 11) (53003388)

"Today, Thursday, November 11, the land adjacent to the London Road carpark, Newark Library and the former municipal building is being fenced off," said a spokesman.

"Despite the district council’s best efforts to carry out an independent ecological survey of the site last week, we were prevented from doing so by campaigners on the site.

"This survey is required before the trees are removed.

"The land is privately owned and it is not public open space."



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