OMTRA – July 2018

WP_20180717_20_54_19_Pro (2) ML end of OMTRA mtgReports on parks and police matters.

Folowing a complaint about tipping in private alleyways behind houses not being enforced by uniformed officers, may well explore being quicker to clear such waste and to charge property oweners for the service.



Ward walk – June 2018


Around the Old Meadows, checking on front walls and cleanliness, and finding some of the private back alleyways not being looked after by property owners.
Old Meadows in Bloom  is getting ready for a visit by the inspectors.

Conservation Area suggestion for the Old Meadows

OMTRA and community activists are exploring the idea of a conservation of the Old Meadows with City Council officers.

Objectives might include –
– celebrate and protect the older brick faced houses, and their fixings;
– protect the rooves;
– protect the Bulwell stone front walls;
– offer more protection against poor quality rear / lean-to extensions.
Next stage is to write a first bid up and consult with local residents, perhaps in October.

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I think the parts of the article on how residents parking permits may be out of date, and we may well (in time) have to act on Wilford Crescent East.


Planning committee – February 2017

Permission was granted for the conversion of the Mundella Centre into a block of 10 houses was granted.  There’s no credible request for the retention of the centre for education and was starting to be damaged by vandals.  The new residents will be able to claim parking permits, so the use of parking in the area may change, although the developers would be expected to pay.
The proposal for the Trent Works site was withdrawn.
A proposal to rejuvenate offices on Houndsgate, with a number of social care and housing services coming to the offices, near to Nottingham Castle was approved.  We agreed, even though the Housing Aid office does have a number of incidents every year, but there were no planning powers to prevent the move.  We did require a management plan to reduce the number of incidents and to mitigate the impact of anything that went wrong.
The next phase of the Trent Basin development proposes a pleasant area to walk along by the river, by 5 sets of mews houses in the middle looked a bit brutal.

Ward walk – January 2017

This month, checking streets around the eastern half of the Old Meadows, including some of the alleyways.
New yellow lines have gone down in support of the forthcoming expansions to existing residents parking permit schemes.
The permit scheme is still planned for February 6th.  However, some issues are being managed –
– the permits are still to be issued;
– some people have not applied for permits, but there is still time to do so;
– one objection is outstanding for streets between Ayton Close and Launder Street, so this part might be later than planned;
– a number of jobs will be done in the run-up to the go date, such as the RINGGO signs for Meadows Way West.
– the walking and cycling route that 50 years ago was a direct route between the railway station and Trent Bridge has been re-opened;
– significant tree pruning in the East Meadows, especially along Eugene Gardens.
Ideas for future developments include –
– extra signing on Robin Hood Way at the junction with Soudan Drive, to help meet concerns from parents walking kids home to the Old Meadows from Victoria Primary school, cos the combination of car parking and the bend can made eastbound traffic harder to see.

img_5449pbGeneral concerns on behaviour in local neighbourhoods remain.
The Police are working on the issues, such as an announcement on another operation.