opened at 6.35 p.m.
There is a
meeting at the woods at Friday at 4.00 p.m. A local horticulturalist
and council representatives were to put together an action
plan and residents were invited to attend and have an input
in this plan.
from TMBC spoke about the proposed conference for tenants
in May, and made an appeal for representatives from the
Broomwood to come along, and also for items to be put on
the agenda. She said it would be beneficial for us to meet
with people from other tenants groups and to share ideas,
this being one of the aims of the conference. People were
asked to consider putting themselves forward.
explained that we have decided to form a community association
as it can attract more funding for the estate than a tenant
and residents group would. A small steering group of residents
had been meeting over the past couple of months and have
come up with a consitution, copies of which are on the table.
The launch meeting will be on 18th March at 6.30 p.m. at
the school. To give everybody in the catchment area a chance
to come along 2000 leaflets have been printed and will be
distributed to every house no later than March 11th. People
were asked to consider whether they would like to stand
for any position on the committee. An independent advisor
has been asked to chair this meeting. The constitution will
allow non-voting members from interested agencies on the
estate such as the police, Irwell Valley, TMBC etc, and
they will be invited to join once we are formed.
(Reported on by Sonia Cubrillo)
the meeting between GMPTE/Stagecoach/TMBC and two residents
Arriva have agreed to change their bus route to incorporate
the layby on Aimson Road/Shaftesbury Avenue lights. This
will start on 29th April. If there are no problems with
this Arriva stated that they would be prepared to consider
extending the service into the estate and hopefully reinstate
the service fully. This is all dependant on how the bus
service is received and any trouble that may or may not
occur. Sonia Cubrillo then stated that she thought that
this was a good start and that she hoped residents would
use the service.
OFFICE ON REDBROOK ROAD (Reported on by Sonia Cubrillo)
It is planned
to extend the services available from this office to include
a surgery for Irwell Valley residents. A timetable is still
to be finalised for this.
SURGERY (Reported on by Sonia Cubrillo)
have agreed that sometime in March they will set up a surgery
in the housing office where residents can speak to the police.
This will run in the afternoon on the last Wednesday in
All the issues
that Sonia has mentioned will be included in a TMBC newsletter
which will be distributed in the very near future.
WARDENS (Reported on by Sonia Cubrillo)
that following the advertising of the post of environmental
wardens interviews will be held in the next 2/3 weeks. She
of behalf of TMBC invited us to offer community representatives
to come along on the day of the interviews to speak to the
potential candidates, although they would not have any input
on the interview itself. The question was raised about how
useful this could be if we could not influence in any way
the judgement of the interview panel. Sonia stated that
we could not be involved in the decision because of legal
reasons, but she felt it would be good to come along anyway.
It was left open for people to put themselves forward for
this. Also the question arose as to whether residents had
actually seen the advert. After the meeting it was found
out that it was advertised in Trafford Today, Sale and Altrincham
Messenger, and that at least one person off the estate had
applied for the job.
were distributed, one about families, and the other about
the Trafford Crime and Disorder Partnership.
It was noted
that the camera outside the shops is now domed. Thanks were
expressed to the council for this, and it is now hoped that
this will modify the behaviour of youths around the shops
as they will not be able to see if the camera is facing
was asked as to why the construction of the play area had
not happened as we were led to believe it would commence
within weeks of planning permission approval which was received
in November. Irwell Valley commented on the fact that they
hoped to be starting this in early summer. This has been
delayed because the council now wanted to extend Irwell
Valleys responsibility for maintenance of the park from
what Irwell Valley understood had been initially agreed
to be a period of 5 years to potentially up to 22 years.
It was mentioned that this could potentially add up to £100,000
to the cost of the park, which would need to come out of
the remainder of the money that Irwell Valley agreed to
spend on the estate. Irwell Valley and TMBC are still discussing
this problem and attempting to agree the way forward.
was raised as to what is happening to the land where the
old park is. Sonia said that the council were currently
looking at all potential assets on the estate, and that
all options were being considered internally at the council.
Residents expressed the view that they should be involved
in any decision making and Sonia assured us that the residents
would be drawn into any consultation at the earliest opportunity.
Paul and Tina
then talked about plans that they were trying to progress
which would bring the scout hut back into community use
for the youth based work called the Dream Scheme. If this
went ahead it could also potentially be opened to other
residents groups eg Credit Unions, drop ins, community association,
women' groups etc. These plans are only in their initial
stages. Irwell valley agreed that they would support the
concept of a Dream Scheme project.
have seen the plans for the new bungalows at the shops and
were concerned about parking problems that would occur outside
the bungalows and the shops. These comments were noted by
IVHA at that meeting and we are still awaiting their response
for this project which was carried out on the estate are
still not available but are expected in soon.
CENTRE BEHIND SHOPS
A date of
1st April has been pencilled in to find out once and for
all whether this option is still open. If it ends up that
a health centre is not viable then IVHA stated that they
would start considering using the land for other things
eg houses etc.
asked for suggestion where minor improvements regarding
issues such as improved lighting/shrub removal could be
made on the estate in an effort to reduce crime and disorder.
People were asked to consider this and let her know. Residents
mentioned Brookes Drive/Redbrook Road junction as a well
used area that would benefit from extra lighting. Barnfield
Walk was also mentioned. Sonia mentioned that the amount
of money was limited and would be used to enhance existing
lighting, it would not be possible to put new lighting in
unlit areas. -
REDBROOK ROAD FLATS
brought up the fact that since the introduction of the wheely
bins there have been problems with dumping of rubbish out
of the bins, and there have been 3 fires as the bins are
not locked away like the old metal ones were. He also stated
that the rubbish chute had been blocked. Sonia agreed to
talk to him at the end of the meeting in an effort to move
the issue forward.
that the Area Board were trying to put together a package
of events, which would potentially include events on the
estate. However, funding would not be available for individual
groups to organise events.
was closed at 8.00 p.m.