TO BE WRITTEN UP.
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 – Shebeen. Recognising 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.
Of course, I’m against graffiti. But what do you say to “I love my Mum”?
Kids were out and being kids, but parents were nearby and the neighbour whose fence was chalked didn’t mind.
Overwhelming concern whilst canvassing Osier Close and Oxbow Close off Robin Hood Way, is car parking. Whilst this could have been guessed at, this hadn’t come through on casework. Some doubt that permits will make a difference, but their effectiveness is why were having to introduce another phase, most probably in August. Some requests for grass and trees to be taken out for car parking space – priorities for investment remain on pavement and road repairs, but we’re short of money for that anyway.
Knifing didn’t come up, but drug taking in the Oxbow Close underpass did.
That grass in common areas had got long was mentioned, and some thought we’d arranged for it be cut before the canvass! (We hadn’t – but we have been reporting problems on a general level.) Weed spraying has been late too.
Please join Lilian Greenwood MP at a public meeting at 6pm on Friday 1st June in the Concert Hall at Queens Walk Community Centre.
Meadows Police Inspector James Walker;
– opening remarks from Lilian;
a. community safety
(tackling use of knives and drug dealing; improved cameras);
b. parks, play and open spaces
(repairs, security and promoting usage; VE and QWRec; In Bloom);
(Meadows residents permits phase 2; RINGGO for shopping centre);
d. housing developments
(off Crocus Street, Sheriff’s Way and Traffic Street; new housing in the south-west);
e. street scene (tree pruning, grass cutting);
f. events (city wide and local);
g. other (health, schools, Brexit);- conclusion (7:15pm)