Councillor Martin Plackett writes on actions following the 4 December CAT meeting:
Residents concerns raised again with our MP Anna Soubry. Anna assures me that Highways England have agreed to average speed cameras, and understand they are awaiting funding allocation.
6.30 am REFUSE COLLECTIONS
Earlier start MAY cause problems and BBC Environment Team recommend where possible bins should be placed out the night before. Overall the reschedule routes and times have progressed very well.
RETURN OF BINS TO COLLECTION POINT
Environment noted our concerns and were to remind staff to return bins to the point at which they were left for emptying.
Environment answered residents concerned about safety by advising that that the glass collection vehicle is a special purpose top loading vehicle , allowing glass to be emptied into a retaining compartment so preventing any glass shards being discarded. Only two minor incidents have occurred and collections have been trouble free for the last 10 years.
BBC PART 2 PLAN FURTHER CONSULTATION?
Head of Planning advised that that there would be no further consultation prior to submission but those who had commented including our Neighbourhood Forum would have the opportunity to make their case as part of an examination hearing session process in late Spring.
NEIGHBOURHOOD FORUM MEETING COMPATIBILITY WITH BROXTOWE BOROUGH COUNCIL PART 2 PLAN
Forum have met with Mr Saunders and their report with a timeline will I’m sure be given later in the meeting.
ADDITIONAL FLOWER BEDS
Environment reported that additional flower beds in the Borough/Bramcote were dependent upon limited costs and unlikely. We were asked to note that the Poppy Stream in King George V Park is being provided by BBC at a provisional cost of £2000.
TOWN STREET BARRIER
The County Council have advised me that the broken barrier at the top of Town Street is to be replaced shortly.
STREAM Of POPPIES and OTHER EVENTS to remember the 100th ANNIVERSARY of the end of the 1914/1918 War
A Community Group led by ‘custodians’ Bramcote Conservation Society are meeting regularly to plan the events.
April 21st will see a planting of seeds by Scouts and other Uniformed Organisations with local Schools including 15 wooden crosses bearing the names of the Bramcote men who lost their lives in the Great War.
July 1st an Open Air Service in the Park led by Paul Reynolds Vicar of St Michael’s which will include a playlet by Pat Ashworth telling the story of the 15 Bramcote men who died.
November 11th will see a Concert organised by Val Bird and other local historians in the Memorial Hall remembering the Concert and the day the Hall was opened in 1923. Further details later!
Several relatives of those who died have already been contacted and invited to the events.
It is also hoped that the Stream attracts many visitors not least to perhaps take time to reflect in remembrance of a loved one who sacrificed their life in service to their Country.
18000 MILE BIKE RIDE
Robert Cleave from Bramcote will start his 18 month Charity ride to cycle around the World in Bramcote Park at 10.00 am on Saturday 7th April, why not come along, or better still cycle the first mile through Park with Robert as he starts his epic journey.
CAFE IN THE PARK
You will shortly hear an update from Ian/David regarding progress of the venture.
I would personally like to reiterate my wholehearted support and tell the CAT meeting that for me is a pleasure and a privilege as the Councils representative to attend their Board meetings as the group continues to enthuse and progress this worthwhile and much supported community project.
EXTRA MONIES FOR PARKS AND PLAY EQUIPMENT
The Borough Council plan to allocate £500,000 on Parks and Play Areas in Broxtowe over the next two years. I have requested that an estimated £70,000 can be offered to replace the play equipment in King George V Park, hopefully helped by a grant from WREN.
GOLF COURSE RETIREMENT COMPLEX
Understand mineral testing has been undertaken on the site and a planning application is expected shortly.
TOWN STREET DEBRIS
Resident concerned that an Autumn debris ‘clean up’ on Town Street especially near the barrier at the top requires actioning. Head of Environment Service advised accordingly.
Hemlock Happening Saturday 9th June Bramcote Hills Park.