Three local primary schools, Lord Mayor Rosemary Healy and Bridges Community Trust putting on stalls and dressing as pantomime characters. Highlight – Victoria school singing “Golden Slumbers” – did not expect that.
The General Election was called 5 week ago, and with 9 calendar days to go before voting starts, I still haven’t heard of anyone in Nottingham South receiving a leaflet, letter or visit from a representative of any other political party. Unprecedented. Meanwhile Labour has been out and about, having delivered a first leaflet, arranging for every registered household to receive an election address by post, writing to postal voters and calling on residents.
The tram; the leisure centre and Cornerstone (the joint services centres), the no 48 provided by the best bus company in the country; addressing the under-shopping in Clifton – more units planned for besides Morrisons, the Fairham triangle, with BMI and Aldi; Labour campaign team with Lilian and new flats due to be opened next year.
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.