OMTRA lobby for better park fencing


Old Meadows residents representatives ask for more fencing to protect the fields from abuse by people driving their cars over the grass fields.
Portfolio Holder Davud Trimble heard the points alongside parks officers, and plans are now being made for new gates on key entrances, extra bollards around other entrances and some new fencing.
Meanwhile, a Neighbourhood Action Team has asked for more lighting for the multi-use games area just off Felton Road.


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.

OMTRA newsletter – March 2017

The newsletter highlights concerns over the abuse of the playing fields of the Meadows Recreation Ground.  There isn’t money to fence the fields and it would not (most probably) be desirable anyway.
Nice pieces on NCH buttress works and the recent storm.
I think the parts of the article on how residents parking permits may be out of date, and we may well (in time) have to act on Wilford Crescent East.



Old Meadows Tenants and Residents Association were thanked for their advocacy for their neighbourhood, especially their focus on trees, empty houses and their support for the Embankment, in particular their support for the 2016 Meadows Cricket Pavilion.
Certificates for Glapton Road and the Terraces in Bloom were given out to each terrace.
Margaret, Jackie and Kevin were re-elected to office and Simon became Vice-Chair.
Thirty attended.
Cllr. Dave Trimble explained Nottingham City Council’s achievements on sports for disabled, major sports events, Portland Centre, the Castle, Wollaton Hall, our 560 caves, Theatre Royal, Libraries, parks& green flags, the Embankment and the Green.
Casework raised included –
– effective use of Queens Walk Community Centre,
– usage of Meadows Recreation Ground;
– benches for Bathley Street;
– parking on the grass along the Embankment;
– tackling dog fouling and fly-tipping.

OMTRA public meeting March 2016

30 Meadows residents meeting to discuss local ambitions and hear a pirouette of a speech for The Meadows from the Chair, Margaret Spencer.
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Presentations on the new Meadows tapestry, and Arkwright Meadows Community Gardens, before reports from community protection officers and Councillors.
A one-page graphical report was circulated, which built on a recent check of the neighbourhood and a previous report to the NeMTRA AGM.
Questions were asked, including on events, use of the cricket pavilion, motor vehicles abusing the Meadows Recreation Ground.
A resident new to The Meadows praised the cleanliness of local streets and the energy of the streetcleaners – nice to hear.
Loads of local issues rehearsed and debated at a well-attended meeting..


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Twenty attended and heard of the year’s work on “In Bloom”, seeking better parks, seeking to keep the character of the Old Meadows and so on.
All of which I would have been pleased to hear about, but was distracted when people got on to the roof of the library and a uniformed officer (CPO) had to try to talk to one of the suspects walking down Bathley Street and along the canal before Police officers made an arrest.