Agenda and draft minutes

Lenton & Wollaton East, Meadows and Wollaton West Area Committee
Wednesday, 18th September, 2019 5.30 pm

Venue: Ground Floor Committee Room - Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, NG2 3NG. View directions

Contact: Zena West  0115 876 4305

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Councillor Nicola Heaton - leave

Councillor Sally Longford - other Council business


Chris Bignell

Chris Brummitt

Mary Davis

Maya Fletcher

Alan Hall

Jonathan Hughes

Courney Nangle

Pauline Peck

Margaret Spencer


Declarations of Interest




Minutes pdf icon PDF 319 KB

Minutes of the meeting held 19 June 2019 for confirmation


Pending the following change, the previous minutes were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chair:


Minutes 10(e) should be changed from “‘Friends of Wollaton Park’ volunteers and members of the public have restored the historic 1780’s walled kitchen garden and it is now open to visitors” to “‘Friends of Wollaton Park’ volunteers have started to restore the historic 1780s walled kitchen garden and it is open for tours by prior arrangement with key holders”.




Area Committee Community Representatives pdf icon PDF 215 KB

Report of the Director of Community Protection

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RESOLVED to note the appointment of the following additional community representatives for the remainder of the municipal year 2019-20:

·  Maya Fletcher Nottingham Action Group on Houses in Multiple Occupation

·  Kate Loewenthal – Lenton Drivers & Neighbours Residents’ Association

·  Liz Vivyen – Memorial Gardens Association


Police and Community Protection Updates


Nottinghamshire Police Inspectors Khan and Walker, and Senior Community Protection Officer Scott Clancy, updated the Committee on policing matters in the wards, including crime and arrest figures, local initiatives to address crime and anti-social behaviour, actions in respect of ongoing issues, and current Police and Community Protection areas of focus.


A number of questions and comments arose in discussion, and further information was provided:


(a)  a recent stabbing in the Meadows area involved people not local to the area, and an arrest has been made. It is not believed to be part of any tensions or trends and was contained to a single incident;


(b)  one phone box which was frequently used for illegal activity has been removed, and others have been identified. Other solutions for remaining phone boxes in the area are being investigated by BT – such as removing shelves and doors, and disabling the ability to accept incoming calls. The Committee wished to extend their thanks to the Police, Community Protection and the NDOs for their excellent work together on this issue;


(c)  a number of thefts have taken place from one shop in the University ward, and the Police are attempting to work with the shop owners to increase security measures in the store;


(d)  a knife amnesty will be taking place, and locations of all knife bins can be found on the Nottinghamshire Police website:;


(e)  some Committee members felt that a separate Sergeant is needed for the Meadows and for Sneinton areas;


(f)  some students studying criminology or sociology have been recruited as Student Ambassador Volunteers, to accompany CPOs on patrol and help them engage with students. Visits will no longer just focus on preventing students from becoming victims of crime, but also of informing students of their responsibilities to their local communities with relation to noise, ASB, alcohol consumption and proper disposal of rubbish.


RESOLVED to note the updates.


Good News Stories - Community Representatives


The following Community Representatives reported on local items of interest:


(a)  Kate Loewenthal of the Lenton Drives & Neighbours Residents’ Association invited the Committee to attend the community fun day festival, and to bring all of their neighbours and friends. The event was originally due to be held in June, and will now be held on Saturday 28 September. Kate extended her thanks to Councillors and Castle Cavendish for funding the event, and to Fi Cusick and the other NDOs for all of their help. She also reported that the local CPO does an outstanding job. He keeps an eye on everything and the team does a huge amount, for which local residents are very grateful;


(b)  Jane Jeoffrey of the Queen’s Walk Community Association reported that they had received funding towards new tables, with a lot of help from Chris Brommitt. She also reported that the Meadows Dance and Social Group had received £5,000 worth of funding to help arrange a social mixer, some trips, and a dance tutor;


(c)  Liz Vivyen of the Memorial Gardens Association reported that the new organisation had recently worked with Nottingham City Council for some Heritage Lottery funding for the memorial gardens. The contractors for the WW1 memorial, Lindum Group, donated £500 to the memorial gardens association, which will be used for extra planting in the garden. Hundreds of snowdrops have recently been planted, which will look brilliant in the spring;


(d)  Miriam Gifford of the Bridges Community Trust reported that the renovated bandstand looks superb, and at the first performance since its renovation, the acoustics were fabulous. More events will be held next year;


(e)  Sylvia Taylor of the Wollaton Park Residents Association reported that the Park is applying for a Green Flag Award. Funding is being sought for more boxes and planters on railings and some raised beds so that people with mobility issues can also be involved in planting. The AGM will be held on Saturday 21 September 2019.


RESOLVED to note the updates and thank the Community Representatives for their contributions.


Nottingham City Homes Update pdf icon PDF 342 KB

Report of the Chief Executive of Nottingham City Homes

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Toni Smithurst, Area Housing Manager at Nottingham City Homes, presented a report on Nottingham City Homes Performance and requesting funding approval for certain schemes. She confirmed that Nottingham City Homes colleagues do not attend OMTRA (Old Meadows Tenants and Residents Association) meetings, as it is no longer a designated group. Nottingham City Homes will see if there is any support available, or if they can help OMTRA regain their designated group status.




(1)  approve the following schemes:


Park Street Lenton Phase 2

Contribution towards the extension of the patios to the new build bungalows (agreed in 2018/19 for spend to come from 2019/20 budget)


4 Enderby Square

Provide drop kerb for historical Hardstanding



(2)  note the performance information in the report.


Ward Reports pdf icon PDF 214 KB

Report of the Director of Community Protection

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Neighbourhood Development Officers, Fi Cusick, Abdul Ghaffar, and Parbinder Singh, presented the report updating the Committee on priorities and issues in the wards, and issues being addressed through the Neighbourhood Action Team (NAT) meetings.


Activity includes work towards:


o  the new Wollaton Hall Park Run;

o  residential parking scheme adjustments around QMC following new hospital shift timings;

o  an annual kerbside collection pilot scheme in Wollaton East; and,

o  forthcoming events and activities in the local areas to improve social cohesion, such as:

·  the Bridgeway Centre Christmas lights switch on (moved from Wednesday 4 December to Thursday 5 December;

·  the Bramcote Lane Shops Christmas lights switch on (moved from Thursday 28 November to Friday 29 November), and,

·  various fun days and ward Councillor ‘Ward Walks’.


RESOLVED to note the update.


Ward Councillor Budget / Delegated Authority Spend pdf icon PDF 111 KB

Report of the Director of Community Protection

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RESOLVED to note the following actions agreed by the Director of Community Protection in respect of projects and schemes within the Lenton & Wollaton East, Meadows, and Wollaton West Wards:


(1)  Lenton and Wollaton East ward – none at this time;


(2)  Meadows ward:


Allocated Schemes

Ward Councillor(s)



26th Nottingham (The Meadows) Scout Group

Nicola Heaton


Friends of Meadows Library


Fun Day Celebration – Queens Walk Rec


Arkwright Meadows Community Gardens Summer, Autumn and Lights events –

Michael Edwards , Nicola Heaton


The Bridges Community Trust – MINEFEST


Nottingham City Homes – Brookfield Court


Your Choice Your Voice / Dragons Den


Christmas Tree Lights Switch On



(3)  Wollaton West ward:


Allocated Schemes

Ward Councillor(s)



Wollaton Youth Club

Steve Battlemuch, Zafran Khan, Cate Woodward


Youth Development Fund


Tackling loneliness & isolation


Wollaton Arts Festival


Wollaton Hall parkrun




Area Capital Fund 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 216 KB

Report of the Director of Community Protection

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(1)  note the monies available in each ward:


Lenton & Wollaton East – £124,177.00

Meadows – £88,651.00

Wollaton West – £24,593.00


(2)  approve the following programme of schemes:


  (i)  Lenton & Wollaton East LTP schemes – none at this time;


  (ii)  Lenton & Wollaton East Public Realm schemes:




Wollaton Park Estate, refurbishment of street name plates


Maxwell Close litter bin



  (iii)  Meadows LTP schemes:




Osier Road carriageway resurfacing



  (iv)  Meadows Public Realm schemes:




Wilford Grove litter bin



(v)  Wollaton West LTP schemes:




Arleston Drive / Harrow Road area residents parking scheme and removal of existing TRO



(vi)  Wollaton West Public Realm schemes:




Seaford Park improvements


Rushford Park improvements


Nidderdale area litter bins




2019/20 Municipal Year Meeting Dates

·  18 December 2019, 17:30, Loxley House

·  18 March 2020, 17:30, Loxley House


RESOLVED to note the remaining meeting dates for the 2019/20 municipal year at 17:30 in Loxley House:


·  18 December 2019;

·  18 March 2020.