Our AGM on zoom went well, I think. 34 members and other attended. As a result our committee is:
· Sapna Chadha Blenheim Gardens Treasurer
· Peter Chambers Dartmouth Road
· Alison Cossar Hoveden Road
· Tom Cotton Keyes Road
· David Freedman Exeter Road
· Freddie Fulton Walm Lane
· Alex Henderson Walm Lane
· Jacqui Pelham Anson Road
· Steve Iliffe Walm lane
· Jan Knight Melrose Avenue
· Teresa Solomon Chatsworth Road
· Gerry Weston Teignmouth Road Organising Secretary
The 3 Mapesbury Councillors; Lia Colacicco, Tariq Dar and Ahmad Shahzad are ex-officio members. Carol Reeman is ex-officio representing the North West Two Residents Association.
We do not yet have a chair. The first committee will allocate the role or roles.
Questions and discussion were on; commemorative tree and bench, use of social media, Street tree pruning, street cleanliness.
Full report will be loaded onto our website in a few days time.
Dates for the work on Dartmouth, Teignmouth and St Gabriel’s Road:
Dartmouth Road Start 10 May Finish 28 May
Teignmouth Road 21 May 03 June
St Gabriel’s 31 May 18 June
The work had been put to the back end of their investment programme to allow for discussion on the repairs. Defects inspected and considered high priority have still been completed.
We were successful in getting the large grant for new trees. Thanks to Jan Knight and Martin Page. Following a delay due to lockdowns Brent has started work on Mapesbury trees. The first phase of work is on site now with trees now planted in the Chatsworth Road area. Brent will be consulting residents in other parts of MapRA area and drawing up detailed plans for new trees in May and June.
Scam. National Insurance number ‘compromised’ cold call
‘Which’ magazine reports that an official sounding voice usually claiming to be from the National Crime Agency or National Office for Serious Crimes has been cold calling unsuspecting members of the public, asking them to call back urgently. It may state that your National Insurance number has been compromised, but it’s an attempt to get you to hand over your personal details.
The Restart Grant Scheme is now live
The Restart Grant scheme has replaced the previous Local Restrictions Grants (closed) and Local Restrictions Grants (open). This grant will be made available to qualifying ratepayers in non-essential retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym sectors. Details (Look down the list for Restart Grants)
Garden Waste service
There's still time to renew your Garden Waste service! link