Litter picking and clearing paths on and around Arkwright Walk; some housing advice.
Nottingham City Homes were awarded UK Housing Landlord of the Year for 2018.
Please find latest progress report, with the top part geared to The Meadows.
Third part of Lilian Greenwood’s tour of The Meadows, joining Nottingham City Homes’ Chief Executive, Nick Murphy, to see their new council housing under construction.
The first of the 55 properties could be available in October, whilst the remainder are finished by end of April – delayed some months by the discovery of a gas mains being in a different location to that plotted.
The radiators in the properties are small – cos they are so well insulated. And the equivalent of a 60W for the landing is provided by light pipe sitting within chimeys that provide a more traditional skyline for the terraced houses in Bosworth Walk. Those properties are also geared up for adaptations (e.g. – wiring for a stairlift in place) should they be needed.
Some improvements to some surrounding properties will also be d0ne to set the new housing off to advantage.
Second part of Lilian Greenwood’s tour of The Meadows, and another Meadows Tree Project effort – this time celebrating 10 years of Nottingham City Homes.
Meanwhile Meadows Art Gallery show of lots of paintings celebrating Nottingham.
Paddy Tipping lived in The Meadows for 10 years;
New flowers in Kirkewhite Court;
New council housing in Tarbett Close;
A new flowerbed in a Colliery Cllose planter;
Cherry blossom along Wilford Grove, where we have just lost a tree to disease.
Commissioned by Nottingham City Homes, and supplied by Arkwright Meadows Community Gardens, with an agreement from local residents to maintain the new beds.
A chance to check progress on the sites where council housing is set to be built.
Cromarty Court (viewed here from Crammond Close) has been vacant for at least 10 years.
Lilian Greenwood MP and Cllr Nicola Heaton checked on a range of issues with residents of Crammond Close, using a survey.
A view of the cleared site on Saffron Gardens.
The future of the Meadows Police Station, once a local base for patrols is established, is not confirmed, but could well be demolition for more housing.
A resident who once challenged me on my lack of action on a complaint in front of the press! (She didn’t know they were there.)
A concrete block has been removed from The Green, following a request made of Nottingham City Homes as we were doing a ward walk in July.
Not sure we found out what its purpose was.
Tarbert Close being readied for the construction of new council housing …
… as is Bosworth Walk.