OMTRA lobby for better park fencing

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Old Meadows residents representatives ask for more fencing to protect the fields from abuse by people driving their cars over the grass fields.
Portfolio Holder Davud Trimble heard the points alongside parks officers, and plans are now being made for new gates on key entrances, extra bollards around other entrances and some new fencing.
Meanwhile, a Neighbourhood Action Team has asked for more lighting for the multi-use games area just off Felton Road.

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OMTRA newsletter – March 2017

The newsletter highlights concerns over the abuse of the playing fields of the Meadows Recreation Ground.  There isn’t money to fence the fields and it would not (most probably) be desirable anyway.
Nice pieces on NCH buttress works and the recent storm.
I think the parts of the article on how residents parking permits may be out of date, and we may well (in time) have to act on Wilford Crescent East.

 

Triathlon mixed relays on the Embankment

On Saturday, 2nd September, 20 thousand people will be coming to The Meadows to see the Brownlee brothers and many others in a national championship relay race that with be covered in full, live on BBC 1; and to have a go themselves.
At today’s press conference at Nottingham Castle, a clear expectation that the event will be very entertaining.

As for The Meadows, road closures will be restricted to the south end of Arkwright Walk as ‘amateur’ competitors use the Portland Baths for the swimming legs of the race.
Car parking will be on the Meadows Recreation Ground, and access will be from Wilford Grove and Bathley Street.  The cycling element of the race will almost reach the gates by Wilford Toll Bridge and go up Wilford Grove as far as the new plateau, to fulfill the specification, and will see that stretch of road resurfaced soon in preparation for the race.
To mitigate the impact of traffic on local streets, I’ve been given assurances about encouraging the use of public transport and that the Embankment will be opened up at the end to allow the main body of cars to leave that way.

Meanwhile, plans to construct a mini-cycle track for kids to develop their road safety awareness will be pushed on – perhaps available for the Summer, but I’d need to check again.

Street Cricket at Meadows Cricket Pavilion

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Fielding …
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Batting …
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Catching.
“A Chance to Shine.”
Trent Bridge Cricket Trust and Notts County Cricket getting kids, including from The Meadows, interested in playing cricket.
“A great day at Victoria Embankment for the Chance to Shine street cricket launch, with Samit Patel as special guest”
Exercises included using a machine to measure bowling speed.

As I recall, the girl pictured pondering had never picked up a cricket bat.  By the end of the session, she was hitting every ball I bowled – yep, I am that bad a bowler.  La de da.
Note the post code of the pavilion is actually NG2 2GJ.

 

Meadows Cricket Pavilion inside and out

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The new Meadows Cricket Pavilion, inside and out – with – Changing ooms marked CHANGE 1 etc., general room with story panels, changing room and toilet for disabled, kitchen shown.

Building finished; snags are known and listed; some pipeworks to be re-instated; levelling and seeding required for area around pavilion; cricket bat willow tree to be re-planted with better protection; generally, good respect for the new pavilion.
New artificial pitch laid; appears to be in middle of football pitch, BUT pitches are being re-orientated for the new season, so that pavilion supports junior football with junior sized pitches nearest.
Significant cricket activity lined up including Last Man Stands event for 9-12 teams on Bank Holiday weekend and workplace cricket event on 17th May; all being co-ordinated by Keith of Trent Bridge Cricket Community Trust.