A month dominated by the General Election campaign, but ending on the tragedy of a terrorist killing 2 people trying to organise a better way, and then being brought down by people before the Police could get there.
In The Meadows, the prolonged rain turned leaves that weren’t blown away into a slippy mulch. A corner raised by residents in the shopping centre and on the ward walk.
The other main issue is the continued use of drugs in our parks, streets and hedges.
A separate difficult issue of children being robbed outside school locations has been dealt with by Children’s services and the Police.
And after 8 years as a Meadows Councillor, we appear to have stopped the abuse of the Bridgeway Shopping Centre car parks by commuters. We continue to monitor.
The former Three Bridges pub site has been cleared.
Some significant community meetings – including “Your Choice, Your Voice“, OMTRA’s AGM and their consultation on a conservation area, MOzES’s AGM with their report on Project SENSIBLE and BCT’s AGM. I’ve still to write all of this up.
But for each meeting, I produced a latest version of the graphical progress report (see above) and an overall statement on the ward.
The Nottingham Arrow included a Meadows supplement.
Oh, and Lilian Greenwood moved into The Meadows.
Loads of meeting and greeting and political events, including more case work.
76 matters raised by probably around 32 new clients since May 3rd, 2019.
Political events included another Climate Change strike.
Planning committee went through 40 minutes of concerns before welcoming a proposal for 348 flats for the Queens Road.
Full council discussed loads.
And of course, Remembrance Sunday.
Culture and events –
Films: The Report; Die Welle (The Wave);
Football: saw Salop for the first time this season – the latest since I first followed them in 1972; and a special connection with Grenada has developed.