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Stuart Parr
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Type of Appeal: Rejected New Submission
Portal Name: Hart of Apley
Location: Apley Woods, Apley, Telford
Coordinates: 52.716156, -2.512770

The "new" Apley Castle (built in 1791) was demolished in 1955 in a demolition sale as the building was too expensive for its owners to maintain. The site of the hall was turned over to woodland and is now a public park. A local chainsaw sculptor - Dave Bytheway - periodically creates wooden sculptures and reliefs in trees and stumps. This is a recent addition to the many works of woodland art in Apley woods. Other works of art in Apley woods that are similar and already portals include:

:: Hidden Owls
:: Trunk Carving
:: Owl in a Tree
:: Apley Tree Spirit
:: Apley Foxes Sofa (created at the same time as this one)

You can see the other portals in the woods on Intel - https://www.ingress.com/intel?ll=52.715968,-2.509566&z=17

The chainsaw sculptor was featured on the BBC Shropshire website - http://www.bbc.co.uk/shropshire/content/image_galleries/dave_bytheway_gallery.shtml

The story behind the woodland art is on the Apley Woods website - http://www.apleywoods.co.uk/index.php?id=5
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Wow its cool peace af art man.
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- Type of appeal : Rejected new submission (does not meet criteria)
- Portal name : Commit No Nuisance
- Location : Welsh Bridge, Frankwell, Shrewsbury
- Location : 52.709867, -2.757924

The words "Commit no nuisance" are engraved into the corner stone of the Welsh Bridge in Shrewsbury. This phrase originates from the 12th Century and is an instruction not to pee in the street. It was still used in Victorian times. There are stones bearing this instruction in many places around the country but rarely permanently engraved into a bridge.
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- Type of appeal : Rejected new submission (does not meet criteria)
- Portal name : Donnington Little Theatre
- Location : Donnington, Telford
- Location : 52.722308, -2.436225

The Little Theatre was built during the Second World War by soldiers based at MOD Donnington inside a small aircraft hangar. It closed after the war but was refurbished and reopened in 1954. The theatre celebrated its diamond anniversary last year and has the largest amateur auditorium in Shropshire.

Amusing story: I worked backstage at the Little Theatre a few years ago for an amateur production by Telford Academy of Performing Arts. Whilst warning the children about safety in the auditorium I accidentally stepped off the stage and fell in a heap on the floor. Nothing damaged apart from my pride.
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+Stuart Parr
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- Type of appeal : Rejected new submission (does not meet criteria)
- Portal name : We Will Remember Them
- Location : Oakengates, Telford
- Location : 52.695243, -2.455061

This is a new war memorial created from sandbags in the shape of a cross and planted with poppies. It is in Hartshill Park which is a public park in Oakengates that has a number of portals in it including the war memorial gates close to this memorial. As a major town in this area during the war, many Oakengates men lost their lives in both wars.
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- Type of appeal : Rejected new submission (does not meet criteria)
- Portal name : Brookside Central
- Location : Brookside, Telford
- Location : 52.650720, -2.441749

Brookside Central is the newly refurbished community centre for Brookside. You can see the shiny new facade in the first picture and in the second picture a panoramic showing you the building and environs during the Brookside Celebration Day recently where the new building was formally opened. Brookside Central has a café, a youth club, training rooms, meeting rooms and a nursery for local residents.
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- Type of appeal : Rejected new submission (does not meet criteria)
- Portal name : West Felton War Memorial
- Location : West Felton, Shropshire
- Location : 52.822607, -2.969397

It's a war memorial! Is there any reason not to approve a public war memorial?

A LOCATION WITH A COOL STORY, A PLACE IN HISTORY OR EDUCATIONAL VALUE
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Thanks +NIA Ops I thought so too
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The oldest building in Telford right on our doorstep and open to the public tomorrow.
The oldest building in Telford right on our doorstep and open to the public tomorrow.
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- Type of appeal : Rejected new submission (does not meet criteria)
- Portal name : Vintage Tea Room
- Location : Oakengates, Telford
- Location : 52.695402, 2.452477

The Vintage Tea Room is a Victorian-themed tea room in Oakengates. The abundance of cake has resulted in the Vintage Tea Room being adopted as the headquarters of the Shropshire Enlightened.

Criteria met:
A popular local spot that you would take a friend visiting your community for the first time
- A popular spot where locals gather, but may be lesser-known outside the community
- Cake. Lots of cake.
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- Type of appeal : Rejected new submission (does not meet criteria)
- Portal name : Oakengates Baptist Bible College
- Location : Oakengates, Telford
- Location : 52.695412, -2.447487

Firstly, this isn't a children's school, it's for adults. The Baptist Bible College was established in the 1970s by a group of independent Baptist missionaries to train people who want to work for the Baptist church. The Baptist Bible College was founded in Coventry, moved to Cannock Chase in 2004 and then settled in Oakengates in 2012.
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- Type of appeal : Rejected new submission (does not meet criteria)
- Portal name : Apley Ornamental Garden
- Location : Apley, Telford
- Location : 52.717191, -2.505990

The ornamental garden is a remnant of the formal gardens that went with Apley Castle. The castle fell into a state of disrepair in the 70s and was demolished with the grounds largely being turned into open fields and woodland. Apley Woods, which is adjacent to this garden, is littered with portals. The ornamental garden is a public space, it's not somebody's garden or on private land.
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- Type of appeal : Rejected new submission (does not meet criteria)
- Portal name : Haslehurst Memorial Institute
- Location : West Felton, Shropshire
- Location : 52.822883, -2.969588

The Haslehurst Memorial Institute was built by the Church of England as a community facility on ground donated by General Sir Walter Congreve, a Boer War veteran who was decorated with the Victoria Cross. The Institute is still used as a community hall.
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- Type of appeal : Rejected new submission (does not meet criteria)
- Portal name : Brookside Community Garden
- Location : Brookside, Telford
- Location : 52.650870, -2.442447

This community garden is located in the centre of a run-down housing estate that is currently undergoing regeneration. It might not look like much from the picture but it's a green oasis in a concrete and red brick jungle. This time last year the community garden was a block of flats, now its transforming the centre of the estate.

A popular spot where locals gather, but may be lesser-known outside the community
More off-the-beaten-path tourist attractions (i.e., if you weren’t a local, you wouldn’t necessarily know to go here)
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"This time last year the community garden was a block of flats, now its transforming the centre of the estate."
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Husband, father of 4, Shropshire born and bred, blogger, tweeter, political animal, UKIP parish councillor, eurosceptic, English nationalist.
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Old school cinema, reminds me of when I was a kid. My first visit to the cinema was here, we watched ET. That was when it only had one screen and we sat on the top tier of seats.
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