Cllr. Eunice Campbell promoting the Age Friendy campaign for shops to keep a spare seat in case someone needs to “take a eat” and grab a breather.
At least four shops in the Bridgeway SHopping Centre advertise the service.
Big numbers (perhaps 300) for a fun event;
Kids from the 3 local primary schools singing festive songs; and being rewarded with a mince pie and a drink.
Fuller details on Facebook.
Thanks from Cllr. Nicola Heaton and myself to –
Cllr Jackie Morris, Sheriff of Nottingham; Abdul Ghaffer, Parbnder Singh, Prairie Byrant; and other support from Nottingham City Council; street cleaners; Marc Nelson and SSE; children and staff from Welbeck, Victoria and Greenfields schools; children and staff from Open Day Nursery; parents, carers and residents who attended; Meadows Partnership Trust and community activists; uniformed officers; Sainsbury’s for food and drink for the kids; and everyone who contributed.
More open now the metal structures have been removed.
The metalwork celebrated the railway arches than ran over the site of the current shopping centre.
They were gonna cost more to sand-blast and re-paint than remove; we took repeated soundings with the shops and they supported the move.
The planned removal has been in my reports for a little while now and was rehearsed at tenants and residents’ meetings.
Various volunteer groups and service providers seeking to reach out to the people of The Meadows at Bridgeway Shopping Centre (much as in August last year).
Some boxing on show too, along with some loud music.
A surprise to hear that the Post Office has been robbed and a relief to hear no-one has been injured. Walked past on the way to a public meeting, having heard that one of Labour’s local actiists had witnesed the robbery whilst eating her lunch on the bench.
Christine Shawcroft, member of Labour’s NEC with one of over 20 supporters delivering leaflets in Bridge ward. .
Re-opened at 1pm, after two weeks.