Bridge ward monthly report 59

A much sunnier month both in terms of weather and events.
Riverside Festival was thronging, ditto The Beach, the Carnival brought out smiles, the trams celebrated their first year serving The Meadows and succeeded in their first opportunity to bring people to both events and Lilian Greenwood MP came to see much of the progress being made in The Meadows.
Event of the month was the WASPI stall in the city centre – busiest campaign stall I’ve ever seen.
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The Rio de Janiero Olympics were great of course, cos a platform that matters is given to sports that don’t usually have one.  But the concern remains that this is not converted into higher activity.
England broke the One-Day International batting records at Trent Bridge and cricket playing is up, of course with the new pavilion at the Meadows Recreation Ground.  Progress at the park included repairs to the paddling pool and the new street lighting is erected and due to be switched on soon.
Less sunny was the Labour Leadership contest.  Inappropriate behaviour, particularly on social media, was a theme Ricky Gervais picked up in on interviews about his David Brent film.

The robbery of Meadows Post Office was a setback.
Ditto, the threatened loss of 300 jobs at the Pizza Factory.
Re-surfacing will smarten up Willersley Drive and Bathley Street (once the tarmac settles), but one cul-de-sac in the New Meadows looks a bit uncared for so a number of reports sent in.
In the city centre, the new streets in Hockley look good, but a bit of work is needed on speeding and noisy trophy cars and motorbikes strutting through the Lace Market.
1715 issues logged for chasing since being elected as a Bridge Councillor.
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