Councillor Martin Plackett updated the Bramcote CAT Meeting – 3 December 2018

TRAFFIC LIGHTS TOWN STREET/ SHERWIN ISLAND

Highways England responded to our request for lights to be considered at this dangerous junction by reiterating that no serious accidents had been recorded and that the flow of traffic along the A52 would be disrupted and congestion would ensue.

KING GEORGE V PARK TREES

Thanks to Broxtowe Borough Council trees in the Park have been ‘pollarded’ to the satisfaction of Town Street residents.

BRAMCOTE LEISURE CENTRE

Broxtowe Borough Council are to commission a full structural survey of Bramcote Leisure Centre to consider the possibility of extending the life of our much used and loved Centre.   A report is expected in the new year.   Along with our Neighbourhood  Forum we will continue our aspirations to seek funding for Leisure facilities following the sale of the Coventry Lane site for development and hoped for, but not guaranteed,  residual monies post the new school build.

TOWN STREET BARRIER

Following continuing pressure on the County Council who insist that a bespoke structure is necessary, measurements have been taken and we still await fabrication and an installation date, in addition our current safety concerns have also been strongly advised to the Council and a further safety check will be undertaken before installation of the new barrier.   Particularly disappointed since it is just a year ago that pressure to replace the barrier was first initiated.   Still hoping that it will be in place by the end of the month.

KING GEORGE V PARK PLAY AREAS/EQUIPMENT  

A consultation process with users and residents is underway.   (150 responses in the first week)  The Conservation Society as well as myself have met with the Borough Council  Environment Team to offer support and suggestions as a bid is prepared for a Grant from BIFFA.   The meetings with the BCC and myself with the Borough Council are continuing, indeed we had an excellent meeting this morning,  and the Council of course will be taking into account the results of the Consultation.

THORESBY ROAD GOLF COURSE

No further update to report

JAPANESE KNOTWEED ON BRAMCOTE RIDGE

Cllr Steve Carr to report on his discussions with Environment.

Land Owners are responsible and liable for prosecution if the weed is transferred by root to neighbouring properties.   I am advised it cannot be airborne spread.

SPEEDING ON ILKESTON ROAD

Cllrs Longdon and Doddy to report on discussions with the County Council regarding implementation of speed restrictions.

SHERWIN ISLAND

Maintenance of the Island was undertaken by Broxtowe  Borough Council on the 21st of September at the same time as the last cut of the grass verges on our urban stretch of the A 52 by Highways England.

TOWN STREET LIGHTS

The County Council are endeavouring to seek the ownership of the land on which trees require pruning where they are badly obscuring street lights so causing safety issues on Town Street.   Latest update the County Council have instructed their Forestry Team to cut the trees.

SPEED MONITORING DEVICES A 52

Highways England have advised that speed monitoring devices are to be installed between the Sherwin and Priory Islands in the next financial year,  a lasting legacy in memory of  Bramcote Campaigner Tony Smith who sadly died in October who was responsible for organising the petition in late 2016/early 2017 which was presented to Parliament by our M P Anna Soubry,

ROBERTS RIDE

Robert Cleave is progressing well on his 18,000 mile cycle ride around the world.
He is currently in India having completed over 8000 miles and will be in Asia over Christmas.   We continue to wish him well.

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