LENTON & WOLLATON EAST WARD NEWS
June 2020
 

Thank you for being sensible and following the guidelines during the Covid pandemic. We are really glad to report that our ward has suffered a very low number of deaths so far and we are sure this reflects the way people responded to the lockdown. We need to continue to be careful and keep ourselves safe.


Students returning

Some residents have been disturbed by University students returning to Nottingham, since they were told they could return to collect their belongings. There has been anxiety about the possible spread of the virus among our residents. We have had many concerns raised about parties, noise and lack of social distancing in public spaces. We have been passing those reports to the University, Police and Community Protection. It is unacceptable for local people to be put at risk and disturbed by this reckless behaviour, particularly when they have been struggling with lockdown for so long. Please report any anti-social behaviour to 101 and let us know.


Recovery

It is a shame that all our summer events have had to be cancelled, not only in our neighbourhoods but things like the Riverside Festival and the Beach. This week many of us would have been enjoying the annual Lenton Abbey Fun Day. However, things are gradually re-opening, and we hope that if people continue to be careful things can safely become more normal.

Council services have begun to return although some staff are still engaged with Covid related work. All our meetings continue to be online. Pavlos has been working with the local team as Area Lead to co-ordinate local Street Scene work which is gradually re-starting. We have a huge backlog of weeds which need removal and if residents can help by clearing any weeds outside their own house it would be a great help. Epicormic growth removal around the base of trees has started on Middleton Boulevard, but again, the backlog of works will take some time to be completed across the whole ward.

Employment Support

We know that some people have lost their jobs or are fearful of jobs future job loss during the covid crisis. The Council is working with a variety of organisations to support people getting back into employment. you can find out more here:
 

Flooding

We had some really torrential rain in June and some residents were affected by flooding or had a near miss. Incidents were reported in Wollaton Park and Lenton Abbey. The Council is committed to improving flood protection for 1,000 homes across the city by 2023. All reports of flooding have been passed to the team and will be followed up. If you were affected but didn’t report it please let us know and we will ensure you are added to the list. Sally is responsible for flood prevention and meets regularly with the team for updates.


Supporting local groups

We have been glad to support local groups. For example AJ Sports were hoping to turn a store room at the Sheila Roper Centre into a music technology suite and we supported their successful funding application.

Also Wollaton Park Residents’ Association who are working to get a Green Flag for Farndon Green, asked for funding to help maintain it when our grounds maintenance team were unavailable and we provided a small grant from our ward budget.

Once again we would like to thank everyone who has been supporting people through this public health emergency, every small act has contributed to keeping people safe. Nottingham has had relatively few deaths from the virus and we are proud of the way people have pulled together. Please continue to look out for your neighbours and let us know of any issues.

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