Tory Rail Turmoil

Enjoyed leafleting rail passengers, and calling for public ownership, during the morning rush hour, with Lilian Greenwood MP and former rail colleagues Anne Peach and Steve Young.
Dropping the franchising system. can save us billions.

Things to think on

British Transport Police announced that the fire at Midland station was being treated as arson.
Note, the Bandstand on Victoria Embankment was gutted by fire last year.
The number of fires has gone up by 21% when the net worth of our budget for fire services has fallen by 20%.
You improve fire safety by reducing the causes of fire and the number of smaller incidents, to help avoid the big ones.
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Walking to a meeting with Lilian Greenwood MP and colleagues, came across a street kitchen in one of our main squares (Trinity), providing food for people who looked to me like they needed it.
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At the meeting, Lilian told the story of the Nottingham women who was bleeding from a miscarriage and advised to come to hospital using a tram.
Just what will it take for people to stop and think and say this isn’t what the British resolved to be?
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Pleased to be alongside those who are trying to get it changed.

Planning committee – November 2016

My thanks to the Nottingham Post for reporting on today’s committee and their rejection of the design for new apartments for Arkwright Walk; twinged with a tad of resentment cos they were late for the committee, and so missed the statement I made as a ward Councillor.
Resentment apart, please take the opportunity to visit their web-site to read the article – some melodraarkwright-walk-15588612-largematic things were said.
My points were that we’d hopes for creating landmarks for the parade we’re re-opening between the railway station and Trent Bridge, the cricket ground and the football ground.
And whilst there were a number of distinctive features to the apartments, I merely asked if they were handsome enough for such a prestigious route.
Meanwhile the committee had to accept a proposal for a trampolice park, even though it’s way off any public transport route; and we finally accepted the DG offices on Queens Road, which had been made conditional because we are so anxious for the Southern Relief Route as it gets ready to take the traffic that uses Collin Street.
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The meeting finished with an intention to list buildings of signficance to Nottingham that don’t qualify for national recognition (a.k.a. listed status).
Consultation begins on what the criteria should be, such as age, rarity, purpose of building, visual amenity, historic association …