Lilian campaigning near Bridgeway Centre

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.

Ward walk – November 2109

The prolonged rain in recent months has meant many more leaves have started to pulp on pavements and make it more slippery. This is the current main concern in The Meadows. Some paths are terrible; others clear – e.g. Eugene Gardens that hasn’t been swept whilst its paths are clear, where areas nearby e.g. off Ryehill Close are terrible.
Bridgeway Centre car parks are working better for local shoppers and visitors to the medical centre, following the introduction of RINGGO.
Note, an 18 month painting contract for porches of NCH houses is 3 months on.

Ward walk – September 2018

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Meet Frank.
Frank is hosteling at Nicola Heaton’s.
Frank is on his best behaviour.
Frank even obeys orders. “Sit!”
Frank joined the ward walk today.
Frank didn’t understand all that was required of him.
“Frank – put those 2 top layers of bricks back on the side to a car pool!”
Not a twitch of a response.

Toured Middle Furlong Gardens & Mews, Causeway Mews, Barra Mews and Meredith Close.

At the start of a Trent Bridge test match

 

Test matches are great events and good for the city.
Less dressing up than I’ve seen before as spectators arrived.
But previously, the joy has been a tad at the expense of The Meadows, whose residents lost their car parking and their streets to cars of the visitors.
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Well, not this morning.  All the parked cars this morning had permits and residents could be sure that when they came back from their trips, their usual space was waiting for them.
Good, yeah.
Except I’ve had recurrence of previous concerns pointed out – damage to the ornate iron work on the Trent Bridge, trip hazards on the NCH land, tipping, back gardens in need of clearance; and a new one, huge outbreaks of sprouting thorny twigs from the Robinia trees that were cut down a year or so back.