Preparing for extraordinary Council – January 2021

Progress report ahead of Monday’s meeting. 

Vaccinations against Covid-19: have begun but there is concern that the rate of Nottingham vaccinations is lower than elsewhere in the country;  the new more contagious variant of the disease is now known to be more lethal.  

Cuts in Council servicessavings of £15.6 million have been announced for consultation.  

Council Tax: plans to increase City rate by 5% and Police rate by 6.5%.

Missed bins: the normal practice of collecting bins missed on the next day has been suspended. 

River Trent has encroached the grass banks along the Embankment: experienced Meadows residents have seen it much higher.

City Council Recovery and Improvement plan published to be debated at full Council on Monday

Planning committee: thanks to those who have confirmed they wish to attend a meeting on the proposed 9 storey building at Trent Bridge Island; main responses – seeking assurance on looking after the green planting across the building; the height; does the building achieve carbon neutrality? 

Waiting list: the list for council housing is long; the council only has permitted finances to build 300 this year, despite it making financial sense to allow us to build more.  

Knifing incident on Kelso Gardens: Police quoted verbatim by Nottingham Post;  I understand an arrest was made Saturday morning;  anecdotally, I am hearing that pressure on drug dealing has paid off.

Graffiti: any advice on who might be behind recents spates of painting (e.g. “WARDY”, “aef!”, “ELMO”) would be appreciated.

Preparing for Area committee – January 2021

Progress report ahead of Wednesday’s meeting.

Covid-19: a more contagious variant of the virus has taken hold; Nottingham is now in tier 4; the restrictions are explained on the council web-site; there is a national debate about whether more restrictions are needed; locally, Cllr. David Mellen has said the council will back the decision of local headteachers of our schools on whether and how they decide to re-open.     
Protest against lockdownsI do not support the march that set-off from The Memorial yesterday; the disease is real; the vaccinations developed are a significant scientific achievement and I expect people will want to receive them, subject to any advice from their GP; we might need 80% of the population to be immunised and that may take until August; in the meanwhile, for the first time, Notts Police have both arrested and fined people a number of people who organised and took part in the demonstration.

Area committee: meets using telecoms on Wednesday evening and includes local spending proposals and a “paper” open community hubs;  the reports are 102 pages long and can be browsed on-line;  
Area community hubs:  I’ve never seen a council report with 4 1/2 pages of references to further academic papers for reading before, but “hubs” is arguably a vogue term for the services hosted from the One Stop Shop and Queens Walk Community Centre for some time now; Bridges Community Trust has reached out to Clifton and Meadows Advice Group has reached out to Lenton and beyond;  a ward-based approach still offers advantages. 

End of Year report: I wrote an end-of-the-year status report on The Meadows that I distributed with my Xmas card, and an updated version of it is available on my web-site;  the Police are reporting progress on tackling drug dealing (see below); on my latest walk around, I was struck by the poor management of domestic waste in a number of properties along Wilford Grove. 
Capital spending: I published a write-up of development a month ago; at area committee, we are proposing to have dead trees dug out from a couple of streets in the Old Meadows;  we had planned to announce an intention to re-surface Wilford Grove but were too late for committee deadlines;  Wilford Crescent East has broken up more recently.  
Bridgeway Shopping Centrewe have had some lights installed; they stand out as you approach the shopping centre;  finance and pandemic allowing, we’d like to have a tree again next year;  the street sign is to be re-painted in city and Meadows colours.
“Dragon’s Den”
we have agreed 12 applications for £100 grants for local activity and projects.  

Victoria Embankment: the closure to through traffic has attracted 2 more articles by the Nottingham Post; I support the trial; the Embankment is far more peaceful and traffic levels are down generally; the challenge remains knowing what the traffic will be like when the pandemic is over and Clifton Bridge is fully restored.  
Truman’s Road: an application for 100 apartments on the site between London Road and Meadows Way that is currently a car wash and was a Christmas trees open air shop is to be submitted to planning soon; I have requested consultation with community reps.  

Public Interest Report: a government appointed Inspector has decided to not recommend a further inspection that would lead the the government running the council;  the council debates the response to that report on Monday and you can follow it on Youtube.  
Enviroenergy: as part of the changes, I am now the Chair of this council-owned energy company;  it takes the steam from the waste incinerator to generate electricity and provide heating to city centre offices & shops and thousands of homes;  waste incineration cannot take place without the turbine and district heating network; by burying ash instead of waste, the council saves £5 million per annum as well as enabling the extraction of metal for recycling.  

Appendix A: Inspector’s update on The Meadows
Crime across the Meadows area has seen reductions pretty much across the board with reductions in violence (-18.9%), burglary (-17.9%), robbery (-28.6%), theft (-14.1%) vehicle offences (-17.8).
We have seen a notable decrease in the drugs activity in the area following all the police enforcement around drugs coming into, and being supplied from the area. This is really positive and we hope the community have also noticed the difference. That said, we are committed to tackling drugs in the area and recognise that there still work to do.
The team have arrested 5 persons wanted for failing to attend court and as part of Op Autograph seized an electric scooter that was being used to deal drugs in the area.

Review of 2020

Knowing how 20/20 is a measure of excellent vision, the year 2020 was anticipated, sometimes even planned for, in strong contrast to the expectations held for 1984. Yet with all the information available to us about the world and the way we are, and the unmatched ability to share information, 2020 has seen a massive scale of bad decisions. So disappointing that with all the advantages we have, we should be so poor.

Expanding …
– leaving the EU;
– a very late trade deal with the EU;
– insufficient action on climate change;
– believing more than most and for longer that we can tough out Covid-19;
– commissioning services for the public through new companies;
– constraining local government further;
– proposing the removal of what remains of a local planning system.

Bad political movements too –
– Trump;
– anti-vaxxers;
– QAnon.
Over the year, the Conservatives have lost their standing in the polls, when ruling parties in other countries have gained support for their leadership during the pandemic.

Ways of working – regular meetings with supporters, public meetings with community groups, tours of the council office buildings to push for progress; committee meetings with others; calling on people – all stopped since March.
Meetings using telecomms brought the opportunity for being held to account in a new way, but not sure many have valued it.

New housing finally replacing all those stacked maisonettes there once was in The Meadows. But frustration that more can’t be done to provide the council housing that is needed. Meanwhile some prosecutions of poor private landlords has begun. Many more bedrooms for students under construction.
Lower crime, but statistics are very much a one-off.
A new peace along The Embankment, but the test of what works for The Meadows is still to be set.
OMTRA saw through the establishment of a new conservation area, and gardening success by MeGA and gardeners from Castleview Meadows. Significant success for the new Greener Meadows group.

A full review of the issues in The Meadows ward has been published.
A long statement on how local capital funds are to be spent is also available.

Football wise, having reached a 50th anniversary of attending professional football matches –
Salop failed to beat Liverpool, but did come back from 2 down and Liverpool’s form took a tumble after we took them on; but Sam Ricketts ran out of ideas when faced with a poor run of results, rectified by a new manager and the team is now unbeaten in 8 matches; my experience of supporting the club has been transformed since being able to watch them live every game on the internet;
– Tottenham arguably have the 2 most exciting forwards in the country and yet have ended up with a reputation for being defensive and dull;
– Forest blew up at the end of the season and could not get started again; again, a new manager; and Notts County couldn’t quite get back into the Football League at the first attempt;
– Green Bay Packers look to be the best in the country and their quarter-back has avoided injury this season.

Film and theatre suffered. I saw quote a bit before the lockdown; Parasite and JoJo Rabbit stood out.

Finally, remember – 
Robert Morell; Mary Phillips.

Previous reviews:
Reviews of the months this year – December – November – mid-November – October – mid-October – September – mid-September – August – July – mid-July– June – mid-June – May – April – March – mid-March – mid-March – February – January – mid-January
Review of the decade; and 2019 – 2018 – 2017 – 2016– 2015– 2014– 2013– 2012.

Had logged over 2800 (check) matters as a Bridge ward councillor and now 185 (check) matters as a Meadows councillor.

MORE LINKS TO BE ADDED.

End of 2020 Report

To community activists and supporters in The Meadows.
A version of this report was published on the 17th December and circulated as a 4 page enclosure.
The formatting was different and updates have been applied.

Links to other pages will be added.

People have come together to meet new challenges in 2020 in new ways across the country and in The Meadows.  Without the opportunity to hold meetings, I have relied on e-mails, my web-site, social media and council meetings being broadcast on YouTube to share information.  As we approach 2021, the end of a second wave of the pandemic and a huge programme of vaccinations, further and new cuts in council services and a new relationship with Europe, please find an end of year report for The Meadows.

Covid-19

For a good while, the rates of cases has been low in Nottingham, and lower still in The Meadows, compared to the country.  
Not so with the second wave.  For a while Nottingham had the highest rate in the country.  We are again under the national average.  
The hospitals have not been overwhelmed, but operations have been lost and diagnoses delayed; it has not been within cost.   

Schools

Our thanks to the staff of our primary schools who have stayed open to teach the children of key workers and sought to serve all our children throughout.  

People coming together

Communities have responded in old ways and new.  Thanks to everyone who pitched in, including the Meadows Community Helpers.  
We are grateful to the key workers who have served – in our health services, our shops and transport systems.  
A special mention for the pharmacy at the Bridgeway Shopping Centre which had to be very resilient in the early weeks.  
Now we look forward to immunity through vaccinations.  As always on medical matters, if you’re not sure about what is best for you, talk to your Doctor.

Economic impact

Most other European countries have suffered lower rates of infection and lower drops in economic activity than the UK – e.g. Germany. 
Businesses lost and earnings missed.   

Help with finances

A reminder of Meadows Advice Group, a font of knowledge and a rock of support to local people in financial difficulties.  Recommend them to people you know who might need their help.  

Shopping   

Shops had already been losing out to the new internet-based supplies companies, who have been avoiding paying tax in ways shops can’t.  The crisis has hurt shops further.  
Intu – owner of the Victoria Centre and part-owner of Broadmarsh collapsed.   
A major renewal of the shopping centre – to re-purpose the centre with a cinema and bowling allEy, remove asbestos and create a much more open through route to the city centre – was stopped part way through.  
Fresh views on how to use the site are now being sought, including through a public consultation.

Growth of Nottingham’s Universities

Nottingham Trent University has joined the University of Nottingham as some of the highest ranked universities in the country.  Educating people to degree level & beyond and the research is Nottingham’s fastest growing sector and still will be post the pandemic.
Estimates vary, but Nottingham probably needs an extra 9,000 bedrooms for students in the city.  
Demand for homes for young workers has also been strong.  
It’s why the increase of private rents across the country was highest in Nottingham and that increases property prices in The Meadows has also been reported to be the highest in the country.  

Crocus Meadows

New offices and homes along Crocus Street, Queens Walk and Traffic Street has been in the local plan since before 2010, but development has only truly begun in recent years.  
A hall of residence for students has opened off Summers Leys Lane, one is being built at the west end of Traffic Street and another has planning permission opposite the brewery (construction began on 26th Dec.).  
Flats aimed at young people have opened on Crocus Street, are under construction on Traffic Street, and Crocus Mill is being converted.  Permission for more has been granted for the site next to platform 7 of the railway station (off Queens Road) and the Creswell site off Arkwright Street and planning applications are expected north and west of London Road fire station and by the road bridge on Wilford Road.  
Planning permission has been granted for a council sponsored office block on Crocus Square and the new offices for the tax and revenues services should be completed next year.  

Trent Bridge Island & Waterside

A planning application for flats on the car wash and Christmas trees site is expected this month and I will organise a community reps meeting beyond the normal planning process.  
Houses and flats between the County Ground and the river are under construction.  

Homes and housing

We welcomed many new residents to The Meadows in 2020, on and around Ainsworth Drive, Arkwright Walk and Blackstone Walk.
The heartbreak is knowing how many more families of all sorts and sizes are waiting for a decent home to rent.  Nottingham City Homes is very well regarded for what they do, and they return a surplus on the services they offer.  
The Government restricts our ability to do more, despite the public need and despite the service providing a return.  

Private Landlord licensing

Nottingham continues to run a licensing scheme to moderate the behaviour of private landlords. 

Old Meadows Conservation Zone

Congratulations to OMTRA for its ending role in the creation of the new conservation zone. 

Greener Meadows

Nottingham’s ambition to be carbon neutral by 2028 is reflected in the tests made by planning officers and at the Planning committee that I chair.  
The Meadows has its own energy services company (MOzES), is connected to Environergy’s  district heating scheme that runs along Crocus Street and hosts Nottingham Energy Partnership at Queens Walk Community Centre.  
A new community group has come together over the last 18 months and a bid to win £1.5 million from the National Lottery for green initiatives has just been granted – the only successful bid in The Midlands.  The new project is to be properly launched in March.  

Parks

We’re seeking £1 million from the Lottery to re-new The Memorial and its Gardens, enabled in part by the activity of the new Memorial Gardens Association.
The Multi-Use Games Area at Queens Walk Rec and equipment & goalposts on The Green near Beardsley Gardens has been appreciated; we intend to provide goalposts and equipment on Arkwright Walk.

The Multi-Use Games Area at Queens Walk Rec being enjoyed by local kids.
On the horizon, the Castle which is to re-open as a much-improved visitor attraction in March.

Victoria Embankment

During the pandemic, the government awarded money to schemes designed to promote walking and cycling.  
The Embankment was closed to through traffic using barriers creating traffic-free space in front of The Memorial.  
The main change has been the relative peace and quiet brought to The Embankment.  A significant benefit.
What is not known is the impact on the rest of The Meadows, given traffic volumes at their highest have only been at 85% of pre-pandemic levels, the morning peak traffic has spread over more hours and the level to which traffic will return post-pandemic is not known.
Another uncertainty is the impact of Clifton Bridge returning to full capacity (although now only promised for “next Autumn”, with another lane expected to open sooner).  
A full consultation on stopping through traffic is required.  I would like this to happen when more is known about traffic levels and when a public meeting can be held.  

E-scooters trial

Plainly people using these new scooters are enjoying this new form of transport.  
The council are running a trial using bright yellow scooters and these are only ones legally allowed to be on the roads, and that means the carriageways not the pavements.  
There are also issues concerning safe parking, and being left sufficiently charged.  

Bus and cycle lanes

More have been provided throughout the city and the re-opening of Arkwright Walk is welcome.  
Regrettably, the security needs of the new tax offices will mean a cycle lane is lost.  
More bus & cycle lanes are needed.  

Community Safety

Whilst crime is falling, concern remains about the impact of rough sleeping & drug taking in public, and about drug dealing at certain known locations.
Cameras on closed circuits have been helpful in tackling these issues, but it remains the main priority that we ask the Police, and our Police Commissioner Paddy Tipping (a former Meadows resident), to focus on.  

May elections

The next election for the Police Commissioner is on Thursday, May 6th.
You should register now if you haven’t, and might consider voting by post, as so many people have done in the United States of America.  

Street scene and graffiti

The changed health and safety needs during the pandemic has meant street scene staff providing support for the bin collections instead.  
Demands on our graffiti removal services has also increased.
The programme of cleaning and weeding has been significantly behind for months.  
Thanks to those who’ve taken on leaf removal from the streets outside their homes.  

In Bloom

Glapton Road and The Terraces to continue to thrive.  
MeGA has been launched and are working hard for the Memorial Gardens.  
Congratulations to volunteers of the Castleview Meadows estate who have transformed gardens & alleyways and set up a leaf mould bin.  

Nottingham City Homes painting and renewal

A programme of painting through NCH properties in The Meadows has begun, which will include re-painting the Bridgeway Shopping Centre in the green of Nottingham and the purple of The Meadows.  
New fences and better paths in the streets surrounding the new developments is being provided.  

Area capital funds

Money is allocated for Councillors to spend on improving neighbourhoods and maintaining pavements & roads. The use of this money is the reviewed at Area committee. 
Currently, our priorities are –
– re-surface Wilford Grove carriageway;
– re-surface pavements on Eugene Gardens and Uppingham Gardens;
– consult for parking permits for the “home zone” parts of the New Meadows;
– consult for parking permits for Mundella Road and Mundella Court;
– tree pruning.  

There are more carriageway re-surfacing to do than there is money for; potholes for patching are reported. Extensive notes on this programme are available on my website.

Ward Councillor’s funds and grants to organisations

Money is allocated for Councillors to spend on events and one-offs.

We usually provide a Christmas tree for Bridgeway Centre, especially since the local schools have been singing at the switch-on of the lights.
Concerned that we couldn’t hold an event this year for health reasons, and being told people wanted to hold the event anyway, we thought it might be better to invest in lights in the trees for the next 15 months and also be able to switch those lights on for other events and festivals.
We’d like to provide a Christmas tree next year, as well as the Santa’s grotto for the library and the “Dragon’s Den” event where the ward priorities are re-visited.  
All these events have been affected.

Others supported include “In Bloom” initiatives, Arkwright Meadows Community Gardens, and community groups including the scouts.
We have awarded grants of £100 that include print a calendar showing “Pride in The Meadows”, support for “In Bloom”, for sports activities and helping those in need.   See my website for details.  

City council finances

The council is having to make cuts to its budget, “in-year”, because of the ongoing austerity cuts, the increased social demands helping more families in poverty, the costs of providing services during the public health emergency, the costs of providing more services during the emergency, and the loss of revenue from the many commercial ventures the city council runs (e.g. Nottingham City Transport).
National Government has not made up for those shortfalls, continues to cut finances of urban councils in the north and The Midlands at the expense of the south and more rural areas.
They have by-passed using councils more directly as part of the response to the crisis – often awarding work to well-connected businesses, sometimes newly founded.

Previous borrowing to invest and avoiding bankruptcy

Talk of the huge amount of debt the council overlooks how that debt has been raised in expectation of a guaranteed return – e.g. public finance initiatives that have financed the tram network and the renewed the whole of the city’s street lighting.  
The council has acted to avoid an order that declares the council to be bankrupt because of the recent burdens.

Robin Hood Energy and the Public Interest report   

The government minister has asked for an inspector to review the finances of the council following the events at Robin Hood Energy.
The conclusions of the Inspector are now available. 

The council’s companies

The inspector has asked for a different approach to the council’s companies and I am now the chair of Enviroenergy, who take the steam from the waste incinerator at Eastcroft to drive a turbine to generate electricity, and then send the hot water to heat homes and businesses, including some connected to the mains that runs along Crocus Street.  
The services provided by Enviroenergy enables the council to save around £5 million per year on sending waste to landfill.

Further reading

I appreciate the report is not light reading nor festive reading.
However, further and extensive notes on these matters are available on my website.  
Ends.

Mid-month progress report – November 2020

A VERSION OF THIS WAS FIRST PUBLISHED 7TH NOVEMBER;
UPDATED and BEING UPDATED further.

Covid-19: England is in a new form of lockdown until early December, coming less than a week after protracted negotiations about going into tier 3; the restrictions are available on the council web-site.  

Nottingham Arrow: visit the council web-site for advice on how to behave and how not to; an on-line version of the council’s magazine to residents is available.  

Events: we can’t plan to bring people together in numbers; 
Remembrance Sunday: the Sunday event was cancelled; instead there was a service at St.Mary’s broadcast on Notts TV and a light display was projected onto The Memorial;
Bridgeway Shopping Centre: a tree without an event doesn’t add enough value, so we’re exploring buying lights to decorate the 5 or 6 trees within the shopping centre; we want to see the street sign re-painted;  
Meadows Library: now closed; the annual Grotto is cancelled; we still want to put a book based bundle together for families to collect from the library for children, but it might be after Christmas;
“Dragon’s Den”: the consultation on ward priorities is cancelled, but applications for £100 grants are invited.  

Victoria Embankment: the extent of the road closure was reduced on Sunday 15th November; towards the end of the housing at the north end, and to the bandstand area and bridge at the south end;  this allows closer parking for the less mobile and returns residential parking to The Embankment.  
Nice to hear that a second outbound lane has opened on Clifton Bridge, but completion of the works has slipped.

Safer communities: a range of Police operations held in recent weeks; the new camera overlooking Oxbow Close has been welcomed and we’re exploring Portland Leisure Centre and Greenfields School next.  

Street scene: workers continue to be called to support waste collection instead, street scene is many weeks behind and this is the season when the leaves need collecting big time; we’re asking for residential areas to be prioritised over highways.
There was a quick check on the street scene made yesterday.
(Volunteers from Ferngill Close have constructed a leaf mould store that’s taken 12 bags of leaves – do take proper care if you are putting street leaves in your compost bin – Garden waste collections resume from Monday 9 November – Friday 20 November.) 

New housing: snagging works have been identified for Ainsworth Drive and reviews of Arkwright Walk have taken place this month. (I was disappointed that rain falling on the new tarmac surface does not run-off properly).  

Residential parking: have agreed to consult on schemes but consultation is delayed whilst temporary changes continue to be introduced across the city.  

Public Interest Reportthe council debated its response again on Monday, 8th November and you can see it on Youtube.  

Every vote matters: the dedication to counting every vote in the USA elections is a reminder to get registered here

Thanks: again to all keeping services going, especially our health and care services, our pharmacists and our schools.

Walking Crocus Meadows

Interrupted on the way to a supermarket, I went to see the progress of an emergency at the railway station prompted by finding a suspicious package. There was a bit of disruption to traffic, most noticeable on the inbound from Waterway Street West and the western chord of crocus Street.
Also featured, the Covid-19 testing centre on Newthorpe Street.
Substantial progress now being made on the 400+ bedroom Vantage complex for students and the empty site opposite – named Sentinel, which once had permission for office development. Construction of 50+ homes off Traffic Street has also begun. And there’s a new telecoms cabinet – oh yes.

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Low Autumn sun catching the trees on Victoria Embankment.

PUBLISHED and TO BE PUBLISHED stories, from Facebook posts, tweets and e-mails.

30 The EHRC report on anti-Semitism in the Labour Party
29 Alan Simpson talk to Beeston Greens
29 Whataboutery and superstition
27 applying for a voucher
25 Talking baseball instead of football
24 Biden / Trump debate
24 Children vouchers, Head teacher’s letter and nationalising children
22 Children – Daily Mirror
21 Luke Pollard and environment issues
21 Planning issues
20 Mid-month progress report – October 2020
20 Broadmarsh
20 Salop – Bristol Rovers
20 Unity Square

19 France
18 Take care before you share
17 Salop at Wimbledon. Unrelenting anxiety
17  Street scene issues
18 Banksy street art
14 Progress report
14 Arkwright walk
14 anti far right briefing
14 check Canal green flag
13 Covid briefing
12 QAnon briefing.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLgaGy9PnOc
11 Local Govt review over

8 Covid cases graphic 
8 QAnon briefing
8 South ESAP
6 US polls
6 Embankment site visit
5 City council meeting  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPWlUaDqzoE 
4 Ferngill flowers
3 Protest on council house steps   Rebut the nonsense
2 Trump has Covid. An October surprise
2 Canal partnership 
1 Commentary on voting Better elections
Yellow and Grey Wagtail
1 NOMs
1 looking forward to October

Mid-month progress report – October 2020

Based on email sent to community activists on 20th October.

Covid-19: I have “attended” a further briefing on Covid-19 in Nottingham. The rate of new infections is falling significantly overall but increasing amongst older people.  Numbers in hospital are currently manageable but this can change.  So please do all you can to follow the public health advice.  It’s still possible that Nottingham will be placed in tier 3 next week.  (So far, gyms have not been a significant factor in spreading the disease.)  
The capacity to begin a vaccination programme (to last 5 months) in November will be in place, but the vaccination itself looks unlikely to be available until the new year. 

Victoria Embankment: the closure to traffic has made the embankment and the park a much more peaceful place to be.  It’s plain that traffic levels elsewhere are currently nothing to complain about, but it’s also plain that the public health emergency must in some way have led to lower traffic levels, so it remains way too early to make a final long-term recommendation.  

The new Arkwright Walk and new Ryehill House.

Welcome to new residents: including Ryehill House and the new properties along Arkwright Walk, which is now a proper through route for cyclists between Trent Bridge and the Railway station.  
Broadmarsh: a big conversation has begun on the future of the site now Into has collapsed and the site been returned to the City Council.  Check it out – https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/21c59c2e9c52410b9278230ea7828acc
Police operations: I was stopped by a resident to be told to congratulate the Police on an arrest made today (Tuesday).  No doubt, we’ll receive a fuller report on current operations in time.  
Lighting at Bridgeway Shopping Centre: one set of lighting has been repaired.  

New fencing, a fallen tree has been cleared; a hedgehog box; telecoms box being abused; overgrown ivy; challenges for street scene staff; missing bollard; hole in a canal boundary wall.

Street scene: reports of graffiti etc. continue to be sent in, including a hole in the canal wall on London Road.  
New path: a wider path (of compacted gravel) has been installed along the top of the embankment running along the River Leen between two parts of Birdcage Walk.  

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Lots going on but main focus has been writing up the ward capital programme, parts of which were approved at the Area committee.
Public health emergency still dominates British life . And the rear of Donald Trump being re-elected dominates the psyche. Pleasing then that Joe Biden is thought to have won the first debate.

PUBLISHED and TO BE PUBLISHED stories, from Facebook posts, tweets and e-mails.

30 Gun control video 

30 Don’t bake in a tent, but bake in a tent

30 Presidential debate Lessons from the debate, and Bert

29 Met new Chief Exec The new Chief Executive

28 Enviroenergy meeting.

28?  Nottinghamshire buildings Book launch

28  Trump tax returns.

27 Poll lead

25 Audit committee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqI1Td9Cy8Q 

24 ward walk

23 Area committee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsyMrVDEl1A

23 Planning committee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gj_PaBJVfyE.

21 Standing up for Science and against cults and conspiracy theories

19 Fresh air and Salop

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JPAB

16 Meadows regeneration

16 Mid-month progress report – September 2020

14 Rush hour tour of Meadows ward

14 Greenfields school safety zone

12 Salop draw at Pompey on opening day

11 Joint Strategic Planning and Transport cttee – September 2020 

Notts Police and Crime Panel September 2020.

Shrewsbury Town FC say Black Lives Matter

Agreement announced for Robin Hood Energy customers to transfer to British Gas

Fred DaviesLooking Forward to September 2020