– a sober review of actions taking place prompted by the fire that devastated the Grenfell Tower;
– the council being awarded good for its children services by Ofsted;
– condemnation of the cuts the government is still planning for school budgets;
– a motion calling for Bedroom tax to be dropped now that there is a majority opposing it in the House of Commons;
– protests against money being found for the north of Ireland whilst Nottingham’s budget is cut.
Astonishing to hear the Conservative Deputy Leader saying that cuts to Nottingham had been justified. Yep, justifying the cuts made on Nottingham.
Tributes to Glen O’Connell on his retirement on the 22nd anniversary of his return to the city council to lead our legal team.
The General Election was the most extraordinary event, a result that was not predicted when the election was called.
Election Day in The Meadows was special.
Labour didn’t win, but something else changed, not the least the public credibility of the Prime Minister, and also Labour achieving a 40% share of the vote for the first time for some time. We are in striking distance for the next time, even the Conservatives will not make the same mistakes again. They’ve thrown away 3 years of government, and we now wait to see if they can continue, especially depending on a pact with Unionists from the north of Ireland.
It’s not the change we needed, and the cuts in public services will continue to undermine the capacity of the country and reduce the quality of life.
We’ll continue to graft, and opportunities for small amounts of physical improvements are found, but we need more money in people’s pockets, unified public services to bring all children on and more – not less – people defending community safety.
It was nice to see the pride of The Meadows shine through at the city parade, both with a banner and the dance & music of the Ancestors.
See the graphic for more news of progress.
A bit of a struggle to keep up with posting stories during a General Election campaign.
Main story is the attack on Manchester, for which both a minute’s silence and a vigil was held.
Big welcome for the new play equipment on The Green; bins and goalposts to follow.
A series of improvements planned for Queens Walk Rec.
Big issue is dealing at various locations across The Meadows.
Some consultation needed on extension of parking permits and need to review Robin hood Way to give pedestrians greater confidence for crossing the road.
Improvements planned for Meadows Library in June.
The new residents parking permits scheme for the New Meadows is settling in, but there has been an impact on Robin Hood Way and some further changes to protect bus stands and pedestrian crossing points may be needed.
The construction of the play equipment for The Green has started.
The new council housing in the New Meadows is still being finished, and the new housing for Arkwright Walk is still to start.
An application for new housing off Wilford Crescent East was withdrawn from the April planning committee.
Bollards in the city centre have been introduced to make Lace Market streets more pleasant for pedestrians.
Approx. 1920 matters from approx. 800 clients logged since Oct. 21st 2011.
Checking out Ryeland Gardens and Manifold Gardens.
So many years after the Co-Op halved the size of their supermarket in Bridgeway Centre, the keys have been handed over to 2 charities who want the empty half-unit as both a shop and a distribution centre.
TO BE UPDATED.