Area 8 committee – October 2018

Community Safety.
Tackling knife crime and drugs: Inspector Walker announced 3 more warrants executed in the last 3 weeks.
Operation Sceptre and under-age knife sales: one premise found to have made such a sale during a recent exercise.
B.T. phone boxes: cos the InLink alternative proposed by B.T. enables phone calls, it’s not clear how they solve the problems caused in The Meadows.  Concerns remain over phone boxes at Arkwright Walk by the sports centre, Queens Walk by the former toll bridge; Wilford Crescent West and Launder Street.
Meadows Police rest room: to be opened up and used in London Road fire station from Monday.

Parking.
New parking lines to support parking permits and improved visibility on Robin Hood Way: painting takes place in the weeks of 12th and 19th November; this means invitations for residents to apply for permits will go out next week.
Leen Gate cycle route: part along Riverside Way is being implemented now; surprisingly, there still a perception that it costs to park on Victoria Embankment when the RingGo scheme means it is free (you can be charged 20p for a confirmation message but that can be avoided).
Victoria Embankment parking: works for putting new bollards and fencing started today; all the extra signs. to inform people not to park on the grass are erected and the signs are to be enforced straight away.

Developments and Street Scene.
Sand and gravel extraction at Barton-in-Fabis: concern at a late change in the Notts County mineral plan which now envisages extraction between the village and Clifton, instead of Sheldon.
Cresswell site development
: the architect is to meet community activists at Bridgeway Shopping Centre on 30th October.
NCH housing environments: a list of schemes was presented, supported by some wider money for improving NCH housing estate streets.
Nottingham in Bloom: following a recent inspection, OMTRA Cottage Garden and the Terraces  won a grade 5 award.
20181003 202930 sgj3 ab0170h area 8 chat BLURRED_FotorOld Meadows Conservation Area: community reps had a chat with Mark Armstrong who oversaw the Bulwell town centre application.
Trees: a list is to be compiled of pruning required after local representation and also to improve views from CCTV cameras.
Photo –  discussing a conservation area for the Old Meadows after the meeting. 

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