Ward walk – February 2017

Loads picked up the ward walk and checking out the fallout of a storm.
(1) The ward walk started at Royston Close, where previous visits found a number of issues. Tidier now, including most of the passage running along the school grounds.
(2) Regarding the second photo – the boring one. It’s Risley Drive, a street opposite ‘ng2′ on a working day morning, and there are no cars parked. And we’ve not even started enforcing the permits scheme yet.
(3) New council housing in the west of The Meadows starts to be available to rent in April.
(-) Some concerns about ASB on Crammond Close.
(4) Bumping into residents who highlighted pavement damage on Saffron Gardens, caused by construction vehicles serving the building of new houses.
This will be fixed, but once construction finishes.
(5) The site of the police station where the construction of 21 flats is currently being considered.
(-) Some positive feedback regarding action taken to clear up a passage at the rear of Phoenix Close, and a rear garden off it;
(6) A storm did some damage, including ripping out the gates of this unfortunate resident’s property.
(7) New tarmac in the parking lot of Lothmore Court. Done a little while ago, but have recently received thanks for the work. Again some concerns about ASB.
(8) A new temporary location for a community safety camera on Kirkwhite Walk (off Kelso Gardens). A 3G camera whereby the images are downloaded without needing a cable.
(-) Reporting graffiti on Middle Furlong Gardens – reporting it to keep on top of it.
(-) walking past the former miners’ welfare club site where we’re exploring building 22 houses or bungalows.
(9) A tree knocked over by the storm, on Robin Hood Way, outside the school.
(10) The corner on Robin Hood Way, where we’re proposing more road signs cos of a blind view for kids walking home from school.
Disappointed by the state of the grass.
(–) Also reported a strip of grass between Sweet Leys Road and Queens Walk.
(11) In the Old Meadows, the second local tree to be lost to the storm; a rowan tree in the Meadows Cottage Garden on Wilford Crescent West.
An N Post journalist turned up to do a feature on the fallen trees.
Thinking back, I’d noticed that there had not been too much litter blown about by the storm.
(12) Another tree was rocking and had long split slanted up through the tree trunk; it was expected to have to be cut down.
(13) Jackie and Margaret from OMTRA appreciating a new support wall for the rear of properties on Wilford Crescent West. A smart job.
(14) More new lining, this time on Robin Hood Way, supporting the permits scheme.


4 thoughts on “Ward walk – February 2017

  1. Can anything be done to protect the grass or stop cars parking on the grass on Robin Hood Way? Would it need fencing off like outside Cremorne House?

  2. Bridgeway Consulting …Staff are parking on Robin way from the Eagle Centre to Wickes on both sides of the road. Will they receive parking permits for businesses, or will their staff have to park elsewhere to ease obstructions for the 48 bus route..!!

    • From memory, the road they use for parking is subject to charging (RINGGO), and they tend to come and go, unlike all-day parkers who can no longer stay for long periods.
      We want to review the impact on the no.48 by any parking along Robin Hood Way. I’ve received concerns about the Thrumpton Drive bus stop. Are there other problems you are aware of?

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