FoML Quiz – October 2019

Friends of Meadows Library held another quiz – this time on Natural History.
So, is a whale shark a whale or a shark?


Robin Hood Half-Marathon 2019

Strange sensation watching the start of a mass marathon, cos of the sound of thousands of feet beating the road.
A mile out, and the runners’ heads are already down, concentrating on the road surface – so catching people looking up or smiling was harder than anticipated.
No complaints about the traffic so far; extra checks on solutions to prevent a repeat of last year were taken on Thursday, and letters to properties within Queens Road and Summers Leys Lane were issued on Friday when an omission was realised.
Photographs available.

Looking Forward to September 2019

Joint committee on Strategic Planning and Transport, County Hall; 6th, 10am.
Advice Surgery, Meadows Library; 6th, 4pm – 5:30pm.
Nottingham Concert Band, Embankment bandstand; 8th, 2pm.
Full council, The Council House; 9th, 2pm.
Advice Surgery, Meadows Library; 14th, 10:30am to noon.
Green Festival, The Arboretum; 15th, noon-6pm.
Summer Reading Challenge;, Meadows Library; 4pm – 6pm;
Area committee, Loxley House; 18th, 5:30pm.
Meadows becoming carbon neutral, QWCC; 18th, 6pm.
Earth Strike, Old Market Square; 20th, 11am – 2pm.
Advice Surgery, Meadows Library; 20th, 4pm – 5:30pm;
Arkwright Meadows Community Gardens Autumn event, AMCG; noon – 4pm;
Roma training, Loxley House; 20th, 9:30 am;
Police panel; 23rd, 2pm;
Queens Walk Community Assoc. AGM, QWCC; 23rd, 6:30pm.
Joint Planning cttee., Beeston; 24th;
Ward walk, former Police Station; 26th, 11am;
Audit committee, Loxley House; 27th, 10:30 am;
Robin Hood Half-Marathon; 29th, 9:30am;
Lilian Greenwood MP canvass session; The Meadows, 11am.

Meadows ward monthly report 04

Outrage at Prorogation of Parliament with city centre demonstration.
Continued erratic weather, but with higher concern about climate change with meetings and features on new ideas, including in The Meadows.

A new progress leaflet, and a visit from Lilian Greenwood MP.
News from Nottingham City Homes.

The red telephone kiosk near the Old Toll Bridge is decommissioned and locked up.
A warden is assaulted, and the culprit gets 18 weeks in jail within 24 hours.

Loads on – The Nottingham Carnival, Riverside Festival and the return of our Bandstand, including by the MineFest.

Drama –
Peaky Blinders series 5 starts,
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Woman at War, Vita and Virginia, Booksmart, Photograph;
Coram Boy, The Girl of Ink and Stars.



A community festival prompted by Bridges Community Trust, with an emphasis on the mining history of The Meadows, drawing from the Clifton Colliery.
Bilsthorpe Colliery brought their extensive display.
OMTRA and Meadows Diabetics Society shared a stall.
The Scouts and Guides were there too.
(Fuller res. photos available on Facebook.)

The bandstand was in use again, this time for folk music.

Forest fans may have witnessed the folk music after the match.
Meanwhile, the new WWI memorial has been repaired / finished.
(Fuller res. photos available on Facebook.)