August 2020

It has been a very busy month but it feels like ward work is beginning to return to normal. 

Ward Walks 

Ward walks restarted, but in a slightly different way. We are allowed a small number of relevant officers and only one Councillor present. We are asked not to publicise in advance because we can’t involve residents. However, if you have an idea of where a good place would be to take the team please let us know.  

Covid and the Student Return 

Many of our residents have expressed concern about the imminent return of students, and how it will impact on covid-19 infection rates in the city. We have been working closely with Public Health, the Police, Community Protection and the Universities to plan for the return of students. The Universities have plans in place, and have tightened up their disciplinary procedures and informed students of new procedures.

The Police and Community Protection have pledged to take action to tackle parties and gatherings and we are told that the Police call handlers on 101 have been trained to deal with reports properly. The Council at Sally’s request also has an online form for reporting businesses which are not following covid guidelines:


Sally chairs the Outbreak Control Engagement Board, which will be discussing the return of students, school re-openings and the programme for tackling flu this winter, if you wish to watch the meeting it will be on the City Council Youtube channel from 1pm on 8thSeptember. 

Ward works 

  • Pop up cycle route trial Middleton Boulevard/Oundle Drive junction to improve safety, 
  • Railing painting completed, Sutton Passey’s Crescent, 
  • We Councillors have agreed several pavement improvements across the ward from our capital budget, 
  • Met with Nottingham City Homes to discuss improvements to Kennington Road green spaces, part of Marchwood Close and around Lenton Green and Lenton Abbey. 
  • Met with AJ Sports to discuss possibilities of improvements to playing surfaces in Lenton Abbey Park. 


Complaints had been received about littering around the QMC. We have requested additional cleaning to take place and Community Protection are carrying out littering operations to catch offenders.

Pavlos joined members of the Wollaton Park Residents’ Association in their litter pick during August. If you would like to organise a local litter pick we can arrange support with equipment and collection of waste at the end. We will also be happy to join you if we can! 

Abbey Lodge 

We continue to meet regularly with Stonewater, the owners of Abbey Lodge and the City Council Housing Strategy Team to tackle a range of issues reported to us by residents.

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