Councillor Martin Placketts report to the Bramcote CAT Meeting on 4 June 2018:
No detailed planning application submitted, although discussions have taken place with Developers and Broxtowe Planning Department. Broxtowe understand that the land has yet to be sold to a Developer.
GLASS COLLECTION VEHICLE
The Vehicle IS fitted with an audible reversing warning signal.
WILD FLOWER BED HANLEY AVENUE/CHURCH STREET
Environment Department concedes that on a one off basis it could be financed by Divisional County Councillor Funds, but on going maintenance would have consequential financial implications for subsequent years, they would also not wish to disturb the drifts of crocuses already planted and in their opinion it would not be an eye catching location due to the close proximity of the hedge and are therefore unable to support the suggestion.
BIFFA SITE. Report from Broxtowe Parks Department.
Phase One, (30 percent on the Southern edge) of the transfer of the Site is at final snagging stage, a number of outstanding issues still need to be resolved and subject to their completion by Biffa, Broxtowe’s Legal Team are hoping to process the finalising of the handover by early Summer.
The remaining area has still got a number of issues to resolve including path surfacing , access creation and car park provision, the Department believes it will be another 18 months before this is at a point of transfer.
Autumn rubbish cleared from an area at the top of Town Street as requested by a resident.
KING GEORGE V PARK
Dependant upon hoped for grant funding an extensive refurbishment and extension of the PLAY AREAS in the Park are under consideration for 2019/2020.
Ideas being considered include new equipment and refurbishment of the ‘Toddlers Area’, an adjacent but separate area for older children and an Adult Fitness Area.
It is hoped a consultation for users and potential users will be undertaken later this year with a tendering process early in 2019.
An exciting prospect for Bramcote’s lovely village park!
WW1 BRAMCOTE COMMEMORATION EVENTS
In April in the presence of the Mayor, Cllr Halimah Khalid MBE, thanks to Broxtowe Borough Council Parks Department poppy seeds were sown in the form of a stream at King George V Park. Local Scouts, uniformed organisations and local school children helped with the sowing, the children also planted 15 crosses in memory of the Bramcote men who lost their lives in the conflict. Grants of £300 and £200 have been obtained towards the production costs of a Drama to be performed at a Church Service in the Park starting at 2.30 pm on the 1st July by both Nottinghamshire County Council and Broxtowe Brought Council. Look out for more details regarding a further Event to be held in the Memorial Hall on the 11th November.
POPPY STREAM UPDATE
Despite a further complete sowing by the Borough Council due to adverse weather conditions, very wet in the early Spring to prepare the ground and seasonally very hot and dry after the sowings,the seeds sadly have NOT germinated. However our Parks Manager believes there is a possibility that they will do so given the right conditions giving us that much hoped for Poppy Stream in 2019
A52 STREET LIGHT
After much correspondence with Highways England the light close to the fatal 2016 accident site has finally been repaired.
A52 URBAN STRETCH GRASS CUTTING
Highways England sadly did not undertake the planned first cut in April. After pressure from the Council and myself the first cut was undertaken on the 18th May. A further 6/7 cuts are planned for later in Summer/Autumn.
BARRIER TOP OF TOWN STREET
County Council inform me that an order for a new Barrier is about to be placed with a specialist contractor for delivery and installation hopefully by mid Summer, a little later than originally promised.
Planned maintenance by Broxtowe Borough Council on the Island is planned for the next Highways England A52 Grass Cutting, Week Beginning 4th June 18 likely the Friday 8th June.