Bridge ward monthly report 67

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An application for new housing off Wilford Crescent East was withdrawn from the April planning committee.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.

Bridge ward monthly report 66

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Daffodils celebrating the end of a winter that never was.
Residents of Lamcote Grove celebrating the return of their street.
Friends of Ireland celebrating St.Patrick’s Day.


Some ups; and
some downs.
The burning of the bandstand on Victoria Embankment.
The complete distraction of the whole country from the real issues as a letter is sent to start the negotiations to withdraw the UK from the European Union.
A national budget that fell apart within a week.
Cuts to the council’s budget; and cuts to schools.


Commemorations too. Martin McGuinness, the commander of the (Provisional) IRA in Derry who became a chuckle brother alongside Ian Paisley. Professor Peter Mansfield who lead the development of NMR body scanning. Caroline Harper – the first woman Nottingham City councillor.

And for four people killed by a man using a car and two knives for weapons on Westminster Bridge and in the yard outside of Parliament.  Horrendous.

Showing “I, Daniel Blake” in The Meadows – a reminder of how we are going backwards; and a number of Police operations trying to stop the rot on drug-dealing.


Approx. 1888 matters from approx. 787 clients logged since Oct. 21st 2011.

OMTRA public meeting – March 2017

A residents’ meeting that ended with a round of applause. How rare is that?
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Nicola opened with a presentation on her work as portfolio holder for neighbourhood services and community safety.
A speaker on cats came along cos of the issues we have with feral cats in The Meadows.
Local uniformed officers turned up to report on crime stats and the latest Police operations against drug dealing.
Points were made and questions were taken on parks, parking permits and the Meadows Medical Centre.
Well advertised, organised and chaired; supportive and never accusatory, the meeting was packed full of stuff and exemplary – hence the applause at the end.