December 2009; Newsletter 146

posted Aug 4, 2011, 9:59 AM by Alison Bromilow   [ updated Aug 4, 2011, 10:45 AM ]

There is still no action to report on the completion of the cycle path on Redland Green. The corporate complaints manager, in response to a letter to the chief executive Jan Ormondroyd from Clive Stevens and Vas Papastavrou, confirmed that much of the work would be completed by January 2010, but the officer who is responsible for the work has still not had confirmation that the money is available because he has not yet submitted the report on the contractors’ tender prices for approval. We continue to press for completion of this work!!

The native species hedge, which was planted by the local community last spring, is thriving and has been strengthened by replacement planting where plants have been lost. Local resident JohnTarlton obtained funding from the Woodland Trust for the plants and members of the local community met to finish off the planting on Saturday November 28thThis will grow up to screen the back walls of the houses along St Oswald’s Road and provide a good wildlife resource too.

The new litter and dog waste bins are a welcome addition and should stop the foxes and squirrels emptying the litter all over the grass; and the raising of the path and kerbstones at the corner by the fountain will make this corner safer for people using the footpath. These two items of work were discussed with the parks officer at the end of October and have already been completed – what a contrast with the cycle path experience.