Thursday, December 21, 2006

Issues, Issues, Everywhere ... an update

I thought I'd bring you up to date with a few things around the community.

The damaged bus shelter on Sprowston Road is being repaired by Adshel - good news!

The sofa dumped near the Black Horse Lane has been removed - swift action from City Hall.

Parking outside Woodcock Road shops. The traffic regulation order had beenmisfiled. The current signage is inadequate for the parking attendants to enforcethe restriction. New signs are to be ordered so that enforcement will commence assoon as possible.

No news on the bins for Sprowston Road to reduce the dog mess.

Residents of Carterford Drive are keen to see the hedge trimmed between Carterford Drive and Marionville Road and Green Spaces have been asked to look into theownership of this hedge as there is some confusion. Will keep you posted - having a recce today to have a look.

Elm Grove Lane - I have requested leaf clearance and also the fixing of the grit bin which has a broken lid and the water has soaked the grit inside.

Saturday, December 9, 2006

Catton Grove Playgroup Update

Catton Grove Playgroup - this group is facing a funding crisis and I have asked the Childrens Services at County Hall to urgently help and a short term funding packagehas been put together to cover the debt incurred by the playgroup from now until the end of January. The playgroup has been asked to put together an action plan to show how it will become more sustainable. Norfolk County Council and Sure Start will consider further financial and other support to ensure the long term future ofthis essential playgroup.

Thursday, December 7, 2006

New Crossing in Catton Grove

Good News!

A new signalled crossing or Puffin crossing will be installed on Mousehold Lane near the junction with Corbet Avenue. This will include narrowing down the carriagewayto make the signals more visible and to shorten the crossing distance forpedestrians. Work is due to commence on Monday 8th January 2007 for about 6 weeks.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Issues from around Catton Grove

I was alerted to the fact that the bus shelter on the Sprowston Road, outside of the John Groom Centre, has been damaged. The area, where many people use wheelchairs, is now littered with glass and this needs sorting out quickly. I have reported it to the City Hall Officer responsible and I will keep you up to date with what happens.

Also the grit bin on Elm Grove Lane has been damaged - the lid has been broken off and there is a pile of grit on the pavements. The leaves also need sweeping up! This needs to be sorted before it turns really cold and people depend on the Council to get this sorted. I have got onto City Hall to get this fixed.

A sofa has been dumped at the junction of Sprowston Road and Black Horse opening. I have reported this and I hope the council treats it seriously because it is blocking the pavement!
A lot to do ... and I hope that the council is responsive.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Council Agenda for Tuesday

Council Agenda for Tuesday, 7.30pm in the Council Chamber at City Hall

Presentation on Peak Oil
Lord Mayor’s Announcements
Presentation of Long Service Awards
Declarations of Interes
Public Questions
Questions to Exec Members
Proposed Vision Strategy for Norwich and the Council’s short term objectives (these focus on CCTV, wardens and the environment)
Budget Update
Capital Programme changes
Gambling Act response
Motion – Cllr Morphew on First Buses
Motion – Cllr Holmes on Climate Change
Motion – Cllr Morphew on Growth Point Status.

Enquiries, question and thought (as ever) appreciated.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Improvements in Catton Grove

I have just recieved a comprehensive list of all the capital programmes going on at the moment in the ward:

1. Pavement imporvements in Pembrey Close, Ardney Rise, Tanager Close, Wall Road
2. Signal crossing at Mousehold Lane / Corbett Avenue
3. Road improvement scheme at Mile Cross Lane / Catton Grove Road
4. Road surfacing at Boundary Road and Aylsham Road
5. Pedestrian crossing upgrades at Boundary Road, Aylsham Road, Cromer Road and Reepham Road.
6. Junction Improvements at Drayton Road / Mile Cross Road