LENTON & WOLLATON EAST WARD NEWS
Lenton Abbey Fun Day
The annual event which had been called off in July because of the wet weather was re-arranged. It wasn’t quite the same as the original plan, but lots of people came along and enjoyed free activity including the bouncy castle, circus skills and drumming workshop, the weather stayed fine too. We would like to thank everyone for pulling this off so successfully.
Lenton Fun Day
On the 28th September the re-arranged Lenton Fun Day took place on Lenton Rec and despite the weather forecast it held remarkably well, encouraging a diverse community of young and older people, students and long term residents. The bouncy castle was very popular and the martial arts performance was colourful and spectacular. There was also a wide range of stalls with a range of refreshments in Holy Trinity Church and a tasty meal in the Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Gurdwara on Church Street.
Road Safety Derby Road
You may have seen reports recently about a study being carried out looking at road safety on the section of Derby Road between Canning Circus and QMC. We and the University are contributing towards the cost of this and a funding bid has been submitted to Government, which may enable speed cameras to be installed. We have particularly asked for improvements to pedestrian facilities at the junction of Derby Road and Lenton Boulevard and for better safety features for cyclists.
Ward Walk Lenton
We had a big team out for our monthly ward walk in Lenton and looked at issues such as cleansing, maintenance, parking and waste around Penn Avenue, Forsythia Gardens, Coleby & Wishford Avenues. Action will be taken to follow up the issues raised.
Wollaton Park Residents’ Association AGM
Pavlos attended the Wollaton Park Residents Association AGM and gave a report. CPOs for the area were also there. Issues and questions were raised from the floor we will feedback to residents at the next WPRA meeting.
The city has been reviewing flood preparedness because climate change means we are experiencing more severe weather events. When there is heavy rainfall part of Woodside Road, near Austrey Avenue, can suffer from flooding on the road, spreading into gardens. At our request this area will now receive extra attention from the gulley clearing team when there are weather warnings to reduce the risk of flooding.
The Council has extended garden waste collections into November, to do this, without adding cost, there will be one collection in October and one in November. Please check your bin calendar.
Our Street Scene team have plans in place for the clean up of leaves, the team will be working their way across the ward. Please be patient, it is a small team and they will do their best to get round as efficiently as possible.
We are really pleased to hear that, after much pressure from us and Lilian Greenwood over a long period of time, that the University has facilitated easier voter registration when students enrol for their course this year.
You will be pleased to know that preparations are already underway to organise our annual festive events. Watch this space for details.
We have surgeries every month in different parts of the ward. You can come along to talk about local issues:
Lenton Community Centre, 2nd Tuesday of every month, 6.30pm-7.30pm,
Dunkirk & Old Lenton Community Centre, 4th Friday of every month, 7.00pm-8.00pm,
Southwold Primary School, Kennington Road, 1st Tuesday of every month (term time only) 2.30pm – 3.30pm,
Sheila Roper Centre, off Baslow Drive, 2nd Friday of every month, 10 am to 11 am
Sally Longford: firstname.lastname@example.org; tel: 07732 972465