Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Bus lanes

The Council's Cabinet will now discuss, and decide on, the issue of bus lanes on 24th October.

They were meant to do so last week although the item didn't appear on the agenda.  Perhaps there was a delay with a report.

The paperwork for the meeting should be published by 9 am on Friday (17th) at the latest.

Update:  The paperwork is now published as part of the Cabinet Agenda.  You can link to it (its about half way down the list) .here

Monday, 13 October 2014

Carnival meeting - 19 November

Some time ago it became clear that there was a demand for bringing back part of the Garston Carnival.

Obviously we already have the Garston Fun Day in June, but we don't have the parade/procession element.

A small group of us have been looking at what needs to be done if this is to come back.  There is lots of tedious organisational stuff, and money also needs to be raised.

But most importantly at this stage, we need to know if there are enough people out there who are not just prepared to say they want it, but to take on jobs between now and June to make it a reality.

We still have some official hoops to jump through re permissions etc, but we are keen to gague enthusiasm and get more people on board in an organising/helping way.

The idea is for a procession to be on the same day as the Fun Day on Garston Park and to link up with it.  (We still however have to go through permissions etc with police and Council so a lot is up in the air right now).

So, if you want to get involved, particularly in doing stuff before the day, do come along to our meeting.

We've booked the big room at the Garston Urban Village Hall on 19th November at 7pm.  There we'll be looking to discuss ideas and progress so far, and sign people up for things.  We need thoughts, and committee members, and creative people and.. well everyone really.  Big thanks so far to Tina Ford who has been chatting to huge numbers of people and getting the interest going.

We will at some point set up a separate Facebook Group for the organisational/build up side of things.  But for now, we have an e mail list and if you want to go on it, please e mail with your details.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Planning applications in our area - October 2

I put details of planning applications in my e mail bulletins ( let me know if you want to get these by e mailing me at  However there are a couple that are very new or have changed recently , so I am highlighting them here too.

The first is an application to demolish the Garston Gas holders.  This popped up on line a while ago but today the details are all available on line and you can comment there too.  The material does not include any proposals of what could go on that land once the gasholders are gone.  It does make the point though that they have to be gone before anything can be considered.  Details are at this link.  The bulk of the stuff is in the Related Documents section (near bottom of the front page).

The second is a proposal to use Dingle Bank for a skatepark.  I have mentioned this before so this mention is really by way of reminder that the comment deadline is 16th October. Details are .here  Again its the Related Documents you need to look at.