| BROOMWOOD COMMUNITY
OF MEETING HELD ON 24 FEBRUARY 2003
Huxley opened the meeting at 6.40 p.m.
ONE – APOLOGIES
were made on behalf of Veta Gordon, Janette Pilkington,
Sonia Cubrillo, Kath Yarwood, Vincent Walsh
TWO – MINUTES OF LAST MEETING
minutes were agreed as a correct record by Kath Warrington,
and seconded by Sharon Gleave.
THREE – MATTERS ARISING
cards – We believe that Spar are going to be doing
these soon, no official information has been received on
grass verge on Redbrook Road – This was by raised
B.C.A. at the Area Board meeting over 12 months ago and
is now being considered for repair along side other jobs
in the area when the ‘Minor Works Minibus’ goes
around in March. The Council are currently looking at how
to address the damage to grass verges borough wide but this
is expected be a massive project and very costly. It is
also being considered at Council level that some of the
income from the proposed sale of land on the Estate could
possibly be used to fund this work. B.C.A are currently
building up a portfolio of photographs of verges and pavements
that we feel need attention and in May agencies who’s
responsibility it is will be walking round the estate looking
at these areas.
and Youth Centre refurbishment – as far as we know
this is still on target for work to commence in February.
Drive – the work on the hedges will commence in the
next couple of weeks. There has been a problem with the
rubbish that was collected in the last clean up, which was
left in the drive and was not removed. In future, arrangements
need to be made for this to be collected when the work is
on Redbrook Road – these are still being left open,
someone is cutting the locks as they are replaced. There
was a fire on the field at the weekend.
– the one in the chemist is currently at Paul’s
house waiting to be programmed with various messages.
painting – the question was raised as to whether all
the shutters were going to be painted. Paul explained that
it is a dreamscheme project, and that hopefully they will
all be done. The next one to be done will be the chemist
shop. It was felt that this was a worthwhile project, as
it makes the area look better, and to date the painted shutters
and wall have not been subject to any further graffiti,
as it gets painted out as soon as it is done.
around the shops – amended plans were on display at
this meeting. There has been considerable improvement in
what has been proposed, further to a previous meeting where
several concerns were raised. Enquiries have been made about
the land at the rear of the pub, but IVHA felt that it was
too costly. Ray Bowker expressed an interest in seeing figures
for how much the brewery wanted for this piece of land that
is currently not used. He also asked when these proposals
were going to be put to the Council, as we need to get this
redevelopment moving. The response from Alan Bailey on behalf
of IVHA was that funding for the surgery was ok, but there
was a problem with funding for the housing so they are not
ready to proceed at present. The question was raised as
to where the cars and contractors will park whilst the bungalows
are being built. Also, could the benches be relocated, perhaps
in Brooks Drive? Could the trees be uprooted and relocated
also? It would appear to be too late to raise this at the
next Partnership meeting as the contractors are supposed
to be on site next week. There is a problem in that no one
at the meeting has seen the plans for this area; the redevelopment
was passed before the B.C.A was established. Paul is to
request a copy of the plans for this bungalow development
for the next B.C.A and Partnership meetings.
FOUR – NEW PARK AND YOUTH CENTRE
was covered in Item 3
FIVE – NEWSLETTER ITEMS
next edition of the newsletter is due out in 7 – 10
days, if you have any articles please submit them.
SIX – BROOMWOOD PARTNERSHIP REPORT
minutes for this meeting have not been made available for
us to discuss due to staff holidays. One item that was discussed
was on proposed land sale and redevelopment. Plans are to
be presented at the next Partnership meeting. We will request
a presentation of this at the next B.C.A meeting.
SEVEN – DOG BINS
has been a request for a bin at the top end of Brooks Drive
and it was agreed that we should raise this at the next
Area Board meeting. One has been proposed at the entrance
to the Community Woods, which everyone supported.
EIGHT – DEVELOPMENT AROUND THE SHOPS
has been covered in item three.
NINE – AREA HOUSING PANEL REPORT
has not been a meeting since our last B.C.A meeting.
Minor works minibus is due to tour the area on Wednesday
12th March. The Redbrook Road grass verge is one of the
areas up for consideration, so it is vital that we have
representatives on this bus. Sharon Gleave, Joe Statham
and Joan Lloyd gave their details to Marie Toboni as they
are interested in attending this tour.
TEN – TRAFFORD NEIGHBOURHOOD PARTNERSHIP
has been no meeting since our last B.C.A meeting. The dates
of the next meetings are March 27, April 24 and May 22.
Time – 6.00 – 8.00 p.m. at Trafford Town Hall,
(Room 7X), Talbot Road, Stretford. Transport is available
if people require it.
ITEM ELEVEN – ANY OTHER BUSINESS.
problems following diesel spillage on Friday last. Concern
was expressed at the lack of information given to people
about the traffic problems and lack of buses. The idea was
put forward that we need Police cars with loudhailers to
transmit recorded message. However, it was pointed out that
due to the wide area of the problem this was not necessarily
– Marie spoke to the contractors about the problems.
The portakabins that are not being used are to be removed.
The grass verges will be put right where the lorries have
damaged them. The wardens have been asked to clean this
area. It has been suggested that we invite the warden to
the next meeting to that he can inform us of what he does
on the days he is on the estate, and also ask him for a
map showing the area that he is responsible for, as we are
uncertain as to his role at present.
was made that the caretakers who clean the communal flats
on Redbrook/Hartford are doing a fantastic job.
off-licence chain has made enquiries about taking over the
old Booze-busters shop but if the new plans for the redevelopment
proceed then this shop, we believe, is to be offered to
the hairdressers, as that will be demolished. Paul has informed
the Management Agency about this, they were unaware that
this was proposed, which was why they were attempting to
Yarwood sent a letter to the meeting which she asked to
be read out, copies of this were given to Alan Bailey (IVHA)
and Marie Toboni (TMBC). The letter read as follows:
have not yet received replies from TMBC or IVHA. After numerous
telephone calls to Ed Barber (TMBC) I find I have now been
passed over to Mr Khan (TMBC). He tells me my current problems
are due to IVHA turnover of staff.
to Alan Bailey a few days ago he tells me:- (A) My files
have been “delved into” so something must be
happening, (B) He can’t find any of my previous complaint
letters, and I should photocopy them all and forward to
him, (C) I will not be getting the 12 month defect inspection,
and will have to take the route of going through the normal
12-month defect inspection was in place for the contractor
to put right and pay for any problems caused through refurbishment.
I cannot now envisage IVHA picking up the tab for the contractors
all my neighbours in the Wates properties have been afforded
the 12-month defect inspection and have had the opportunity
of having matters rectified, and I have not, that is discrimination.
if IVHA do not file letters, or lose them, that is incompetence.
because of this incompetence I as a registered disabled
person have to suffer the consequences on a daily basis.
TWELVE – DATE OF NEXT MEETING
date of the next meeting is 24 March.
meeting was closed at 7.30