A community festival prompted by Bridges Community Trust, with an emphasis on the mining history of The Meadows, drawing from the Clifton Colliery. Bilsthorpe Colliery brought their extensive display. OMTRA and Meadows Diabetics Society shared a stall. The Scouts and Guides were there too. (Fuller res. photos available on Facebook.)
The bandstand was in use again, this time for folk music.
Lilian Greenwood MP cames to The Meadows as part of the annual Summer tour of the constituency and held coffee morning in Brookfield Court to hear of local concerns including construction timetables and crime, and visited the Community Information day run at Bridgeway Shopping Centre.
Highight was beating a team of 6 in Connect 4!
A very difficult year for Meadow Partnership Trust, but they’re working at it and their AGM was very well attended (50-60).
Marcellus Baz talked about his boxing school, how boxing was a way out for him from troubles when he was young and the international interest he’s been receiving for his work.
As for MPT, they have a new role in supporting the voluntary sector across Area 8 (The Meadows, Clifton, Wilford and Ruddington Lane) so are looking to change their name and articles to reflect the wider range. It’s a disappointment, but the cuts are hitting and MPT are fighting to keep something going.