July 2019

July was a busy month and we have all been out and about meeting people.

Fun Days

Unfortunately the Lenton Abbey Fun Day was postponed due to the Park being waterlogged after torrential rain, but we are glad to report is now going ahead on 7th September.

The Farndon Green Fun Day was very successful, with lots of local people enjoying themselves.

Road Safety

During the election we said one of our priorities would be to improve road safety for all users across the ward. Since then we have had several requests from residents for different types of action, and we are grateful for all ideas, although our ambitions are limited by the huge budget cuts the Council is facing.

Recently there was a serious accident on Derby Road, near the Savoy Cinema, and we had a meeting with the Road Safety team to discuss options. We have asked them to go away and cost these up. We have also asked Lilian Greenwood to pursue Highways England for improvements to the stretch of Derby Road between QMC and the Priory Island as previously discussed.

Parking Issues

Several residents have complained to us that their Residents’ Parking Schemes are not working well because the hours of operation do not stop displaced parking. We have asked for a review of the timings and location of parking restrictions which have been in place for a few years. Also, we have asked for a yellow line to be considered on one side of Sutton Passey’s Crescent, to stop the L5 bus being affected by parked cars. 

Tree Works

Tree maintenance works will begin soon in Harrington Drive.

Possible New Development of Student Accommodation on Derby Road

We met with Planning Officers to discuss the possibility of a large new development of student accommodation at the Derby Road-Radmarsh Road junction. No planning application has yet been received. We asked them to go back to the developer and report our concerns.

School Holidays

There is a free family coffee morning with breakfast at the Sheila Roper Centre, Lenton Abbey, every Friday 10-12 during August.

Working with Students' Unions

We met with the Student Union Representatives of both Universities and discussed a variety of issues including HMO Licensing and Waste issues. Sally also met with the new Environment & Social Justice Officer for the University of Nottingham who is very keen to make a difference to recycling rates and the sustainability of student life during his term of office, we look forward to working with him.

Pavlos Kotsonis: pavlos.kotsonis@nottinghamcity.gov.uk; Tel: 07874 792633 

Sally Longford: sally.longford@nottinghamcity.gov.uk; Tel: 07732 972465 

Dave Trimble: dave.trimble@nottinghamcity.gov.uk: Tel: (0115) 8763785