Work on levelling footpaths on Front Street has started. A Ward Committee funded scheme aimed at providing level access from the Gale Farm Court area into the shopping area for those using disability scooters.
Litter at the top of Foxwood Lane has been reported
& the weather inevitably means that vehicles parking on verges will damage them. We hope that work on providing a lay-by on Askham Lane will start shortly
Shocking pictures of dumping to the rear of shops on Front Street. Cllr Sue Hunter is following up the issue.
Complaints are increasing about lack of maintenance of the Leeman Road Nature Reserve. There has been a lot of dumping, tree detritus blights surrounding streets and some public footpaths are obstructed.
Work started on resurfacing Front Street. The road will be closed again tomorrow (Sunday) to permit the completion of the work
Cllr Sheena Jackson has started a survey aimed at finding out what improved leisure facilities youngsters in the Foxwood area would like to see.
Cllr Sheena Jackson has been meeting with the Local Police Community Support Officers to discuss anti social behaviour issues in the area
& a quick litter pick by Sheena in the Tedder Road park
Lack of parking space on Windsor Garth is now a major issue. No sign yet of much needed matrix protection
Developers will take down a section of the railings around part of the Hob Stones development in the autumn. It is being replaced with an (ugly) close boarded fence (which is 4 metres high on the north side)
Unfortunately the Council has not updated the notices displayed on public noticeboards in the Kingsway area. There is a lot going on so this is a missed opportunity.
Road works starting on Windsor Garth link road upgrade on 30th August. Plan shows that speed tables will be repaired.
Deep clean needed on Windsor Garth
Recurrence of litter problems on Kingsway West/Green Lane snicket & kick about area
Bus stop paving on Hamilton Drive West disappearing under verge. Litter reported by Cllr Sue Hunter.
Damaged Gully cover Danesfort Ave to be re-aligned to avoid flooding
Weeds and detritus reported on Gale Lane lay-by. We’ve asked for road markings on the adjacent Stuart Road hammerhead to be repainted
Cllr Andrew Waller has reported an overhanging tree Thanet Road
Cllr Andrew Waller has been out and about reporting problems with dumping.
Dumping Acomb car park
Dumping Front St bus stop
Litter Askham Lane bus stop
Sacks out early in back lane
Consultations are starting this weekend in the Milner Street/Gladstone Street area about whether residents would prefer to go over to the use of grey bins in preference to sacks.
Blocked drain Thanet Road
Blocked gully in Tudor Road
Meanwhile Cllr Sheena Jackson has been out and about in the Foxwood area. She has reported several blocked gully’s (above). Sheena is also conducting a survey of local teenagers to find out what new leisure activities they would like to see provided in the area.
Weeds on Kir Cres
Overgrown traffic island on Gale Lane
Weeds in Dijon Ave garage area
Meanwhile the Council’s weed killing programme looks to be increasingly ineffective. One of our longest outstanding issues is poor management of garage areas like the one in Dijon Avenue, but the overgrown traffic build out in Gale Lane is also a recurring issue
We’ve been out and about in the Foxwood area. We’ve found some issues which we’ve reported for attention.
Some problems – like nettles overgrowing the footpath on Bellhouse Way (from a private garden) – reoccur every year.
Damaged verges in Wenham Road need bitmacing. Not much sign of proactive management or investment in this part of the Rowntrees estate unfortunately
There has been a deterioration the appearance of the Rowntree estate (Wenham Road/Teal Drive) over the last few months. One problem is lack of garden maintenance – a return to the issues of 3 years ago . Some properties facing the Foxwood Park are virtually inaccessible because of overgrown hedges. Many verges are damaged and really need to be bitmaced. We hope that the residents association and Councillors will intervene to get an improvement.
Weed growth in the Stirrup Close area suggests that the Councils treatment programme has not been successful again this year
A lot of detritus on the Bellhouse Way footpath between Acomb Wood Drive and Bellwood Drive. The path also needs resurfacing
Hedge on Osprey Close needs trimming back from the public footpath
Hedge on Houndsway amenity area still hasn’t been trimmed by the Council. It was reported last November. Strangely the hedge on the other side of the area has been cut!