Progress on Issues Since our AGM

Several came up at our Annual General Meeting. The progress made on the issues is detailed in this post. As you can see there’s lots of work still to do so please come to our general meeting on Tuesday to discuss what we can do in our campaigns.

St Martin’s Residents Association General Meeting
Tuesday 27th January, 7pm
St Martin’s Community Centre, Abbots Park

(Advice surgery from 6pm, Coffee from 6:30pm)
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The issues that came up at our AGM were:

  • Youth Facilities – We’ve now launched a petition to get the youth facilities in the new academy open to the entire community. We need to discuss on Tuesday how to get more signatures on the petition, and what else we can do
  • Repairs – We did a campaign about the Abbots Park pavement just before the AGM and the issue issue is now fixed. Both local councillors and the local MP have inspected the state of High Trees lighting which has lead to some progress, but not nearly enough. We should discuss on Tuesday how to move the campaign forward.
  • Leaseholder Fees – We had a public meeting with the leasehold advisory service in January to ensure leaseholder know their rights. We may want to discuss what other things the TRA can do to help leaseholders
  • Anti Social Behaviour (particularly urinating in the lifts) – We had a meeting with the police in November. This doesn’t seem to have solved the issues so we need to discuss next steps
  • Abbots Park Drainage – There were many drainage problems in Abbots Park, the key appeared to be a blocked drain on the junction of Gaywood Close and Abbots Park. The drain is now unblocked. We’re not sure if that’s solved the other drainage problems.

Youth Facilities will be the first item on the agenda for our general meeting. After that it’s up to the meeting what you want to discuss. Please contact us if you have any suggestions, it doesn’t have to be an issue that was raised at the AGM.

We hope to keep the general meeting as practical as possible. Our aim is to discuss how to run a campaign and get as many people involved as possible. Everyone involved in the TRA is a volunteer, and the more volunteers we have the more likely we are to make change happen.


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