LENTON & WOLLATON EAST WARD NEWS
February 2021
 

Covid vaccinations 

The vaccination programme continues with clinically vulnerable people aged 16-64 gradually being called for their first appointment. Also, the NHS has just opened appointments to over 60s. Please get your appointments as soon as you are invited, and if you are having difficulties making an appointment, getting to the vaccination centre or other issues phone the Council on 0115915 5555, they will try to help.  

Covid and safety  

We are aware that our Parks have been very busy at times, particularly over the recent warm weekend. The Council wants to ensure that people can exercise safely and is reminding everyone that they should not be extending their visits to parks and meeting friends for picnics etc. 

The Police have assured us that they will take action if unsafe behaviour, which is against the regulations anywhere, is reported, so we would urge you to report such incidents to 101. Our Community Protection team will continue to patrol. 

Fuel Vouchers 

If you are in receipt of Council Tax Support you may be eligible for help with fuel bills. Vouchers for £49 are available through the City Council Energy Services team, take a look COVID Winter Grant Scheme - Nottingham City Council and apply soon! 

Crown Island Underpass 

At last, the underpass has a lovely mural created by local artist Elliott Caine and protected by an anti-graffiti coating applied by volunteer students of the Nottingham Community Action Network. It has a rainbow design, with a Raleigh inspired cycling theme and features a thank you to key workers and the NHS. The funding for this came from cycling improvement budget, with a small top up from our ward budget. 

Looking for Work or a Business in need of support? 

We attended the regular Employment & Skills Partnership meeting to hear about what help is available. If you are looking for training, work, or a business in need of help please look at the Nottingham Jobs website www.nottinghamjobs.com to find out what is available, phone 0115 876 4508 or email jobs.hub@nottinghamjobs.com

Road Improvements 

Dorket Drive, in Wollaton Park Estate, has been in need of repair for a while. We are glad to report that it has been undergoing re-surfacing to the carriageway and the footpaths will follow soon. 

Cleansing 

Our Street Scene team have been busy, despite their continued difficulties with staffing, carrying out a litter pick on the central reservation of the ring road in our ward, collecting 22 bags of waste! There have been major clean ups in Lenton Lane and Redfield Way. 

There were difficulties with clinical waste recently as the disposal sites were all overwhelmed as there is so much additional waste being produced at present, however we are glad to report that this seems to have been resolved and collection is back to normal.

Pavlos Kotsonis: pavlos.kotsonis@nottinghamcity.gov.uk. 07874 792633
Sally Longford: sally.longford@nottinghamcity.gov.uk, 07732 972465
Dave Trimble: dave.trimble@nottinghamcity.gov.uk, 0115 8763785