Whilst walking down to the ward walk – new bollards on Houseman Gardens; Mundella Road playground which is set to be renewed; then on the ward walk – checking out the pile of leaves which is built up before transportation in lorry loads to main disposal; checking out Memorial Gardens which has had quite a bit of tidying work in the last week or so, and from where we’ve had complaints of ASB; checking out flood gates along the Embankment – and a further test might be needed; welcoming a new business to Pyatt Street; hearing complaint of dog mess on Bunbury Street; noting hoeing of weeds that’s taken place along Pyatt Street; some scraping of leaf mulch from dropped crossings at the Bunbury / Bathley junction, although progress has been made generally on clearing leaf mulch; expressing disappointment t how damp is ruining the front of a house on Lamcote Grove.
The prolonged rain in recent months has meant many more leaves have started to pulp on pavements and make it more slippery. This is the current main concern in The Meadows. Some paths are terrible; others clear – e.g. Eugene Gardens that hasn’t been swept whilst its paths are clear, where areas nearby e.g. off Ryehill Close are terrible.
Bridgeway Centre car parks are working better for local shoppers and visitors to the medical centre, following the introduction of RINGGO.
Note, an 18 month painting contract for porches of NCH houses is 3 months on.
Celebrating the new equipment on Queens Walk Rec.; the flowers in the wild garden there; and highlighting the problems associated with a BT phone box on Launder Street.
Walking around the south-west corner of the New Meadows and most of the concerns being about tidying up.
PICTURES TO FOLLOW.
From Bridgeway Shopping Centre to Arkwright Walk to Uppingham Gardens.
Pictures include –
– New flats being built at the north end of Arkwright Walk;
– New retractable bollard to allow a new alternative entrance into Bridgeway Shopping Centre;
– Barriers managing construction traffic at the junction of Kirkewhite Walk and Arkwright Walk;
– Renewing the pavement along Arkwright Walk;
– Kiddies swing seat damaged by dogs whose owners let them chew seats to maintain their teeth;
– New houses along Arkwright Walk;
– A picnic table with wheelchair access;
– Hicking buildings phase 2 being built.
Fuller res photos available on Facebook.
Frank is hosteling at Nicola Heaton’s.
Frank is on his best behaviour.
Frank even obeys orders. “Sit!”
Frank joined the ward walk today.
Frank didn’t understand all that was required of him.
“Frank – put those 2 top layers of bricks back on the side to a car pool!”
Not a twitch of a response.
Toured Middle Furlong Gardens & Mews, Causeway Mews, Barra Mews and Meredith Close.
Some of the questions being discussed during walk along the courts lining the tram route, Sandays Close and the path at the rear of Osier Close.
Can rights of way impeded by building sites be kept suitable for passing through by those using mobility scooters?
What actions are being taken against residents of properties being misused?
Are garages in a certain street no longer being used for cars?
Can a camera that improved public behaviour on an entrance from the tram route for a 3-month period, be replaced by a permanent camera?
Do high fences make residents feel less secure?
Do certain gardens need to be tidied or even cleared by the residents?
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.
Checking out pavements, yards and the current building sites between Sheriff’s Way and Robin Hood Way.