Bridgeway Shopping Centre metalwork removed

More open now the metal structures have been removed.
IMG_0050ma0560h BSC signs and metalwork montageThe metalwork celebrated the railway arches than ran over the site of the current shopping centre.
They were gonna cost more to sand-blast and re-paint than remove; we took repeated soundings with the shops and they supported the move.
The planned removal has been in my reports for a little while now and was rehearsed at tenants and residents’ meetings.

Meadows Partnership Trust AGM 2016


A very difficult year for Meadow Partnership Trust, but they’re working at it and their AGM was very well attended (50-60).
Marcellus Baz talked about his boxing school, how boxing was a way out for him from troubles when he was young and the international interest he’s been receiving for his work.
As for MPT, they have a new role in supporting the voluntary sector across Area 8 (The Meadows, Clifton, Wilford and Ruddington Lane) so are looking to change their name and articles to reflect the wider range.  It’s a disappointment, but the cuts are hitting and MPT are fighting to keep something going.

A woman on a repeated train journey

Yeah, kinda thought that all those tweets meant the Ken Loach film was on this week. So hadn’t really read up “The Girl on the Train” and kinda assumed it’ld be something supporters of mass transport would kinda like.  And to be fair, those shots of the train running between a lake and some fairly big houses are great.
But it turns out that it evolves into a consideration of a women with a drink problem, and then into a whodunnit.
And the youtube critics are kinda critical cos it takes to long to get to the whodunnit – wrong.
Yes, it’s another piece from the crime genre, and yes, onece again, you have to suspend a bit of belief to allow the plot to work.
But it’s different and it works.
So only quibble really is the title, hence my less metaphorical suggestion above.