Persistent rough sleeping report raised in Parliament

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Lilian Greenwood MP highlights the key points from a Nottingham Trent University report on rough sleeping, a key concern in the city centre.
Earlier, a Nottingham City Council funding bid won £420,416, to provide additional bed spaces, employ dedicated homelessness workers and to sustain the “no second night out policy”.
The debate is available on video.
The debate is available from Hansard.

 

Bridge ward monthly report 81

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A magnificent new Meadows tapestry   – this one celebrating the Arkwright Meadows Community Gardens, visited by a delegation from South Korea.
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June started with a public meeting with Lilian Greenwood MP (supported by an extensive status report and write-up). A much better month as extensive Police operations saw a fightback following knifing incidents.

Also working with Lilian when campaigning against the mayhem that’s been brought upon the railways.

Canvassing in Osier Close and Oxbow Close.
Ward walk in the Old Meadows.
Started on 3 new committees – Audit and Licensing, and Pensions.

Some stuff on stories of Nottingham.
A great play  – ShebeenRecognising the Windrush generation.
The Great Central Railway.
A design for a new World War 1 memorial announced.
Restoring property fronts along Carrington Street.
A plaque for the formal setting up of Notts. County F.C. in the George Hotel.

Tried to look to the future too, with ideas on new buildings with timber, urban farming and using heat from Nottingham’s mines.

Sport featured with the international triathlon relay and England developing a new type of organised punch from set plays at the World Cup – against Tunisia, Panama, but not Belgium.  But most importantly, the football getting better cos 8 match officials and video cameras are punishing a lot more of the foul play, and that that continues is getting punished.  Just the time-wasting, aggression against the ref and substitutes running on the pitch to crack.

Pleasant trip to Emmanuel School, becoming more popular.
Nice celebration of an arts event – based on the canal trip – at Queens Walk pavilion.
Nottingham City WI held a garden party in the Barker Gate Rest Gardens they re-planted.