Various things to report.
1. The Gypsies should be gone by Friday as they are, apparently, here for a wake.
2. Apparently the information I received regarding the police was wrong. Sorry! The gypsies had already established themselves on the fields by the time the police arrived (which took a couple of hours as they were all involved in the Derby County parade).
Up to the minute news is useless if it’s wrong……sorry to those whose good names I have besmirched…. 😉
More news (hopefully correct….), as and when I get it!
Perhaps given the current news, and the fact that several residents have been verbally abused by the gypsies already, you might want details of our local bobbies (so they can move you on to stop you bothering them, I imagine!) They can be found >here< (Chester Green comes under Darley, when it comes to policing issues)
We have been informed by the parks dept. that the park Rangers did try and stop the gypsies getting onto the park by parking vans in their way. However, the police actually made the rangers move out of the way to let the gypsies onto our park!!!!
Unbelievable! As always, if you want to contact the police, you can ring them on 0845 123 3333.
Gypsies have broken down the barriers and parked themselves on Darley Fields. The last time Chester Green had gypsies on the Green, a mob of around 200-300 people managed to clear them off. The rangers and police know about the problem, although they can be hard to shift…..
Due to various problems that people are experiencing on the green of late, it has been suggested by Leanne (one of our local bobby’s) that we could make Chester Green an alchohol free zone.
Good idea, bad idea? Why not let us know you’re opinion in the forum?
The Residents Association have been carrying out a survey along Chester Green Road and St. Paul’s Road regarding new lamps tops, as we have been asked by many residents to try and get lamps tops fitted to match the ones along the cycle path. So far we have not received any objections and we will now be taking this further with the Council.
Many thanks to the resident who has been cleaning off the graffiti on the play area over the past few weeks, it is most appreciated.
Remember, if you see anyone causing damage, give the local bobby’s a ring on:
0845 123 3333
A compromise has been offered regarding the cycle path signage, but the Residents Association Committee were not happy with the suggestions given and are contacting the Conservation Area Advisory Committee on this issue. We have to conform to the conservation area rules, so should the council!
More details when I get them…
The results of the local election are below (source: Derby Evening Telegraph).
Martin Repton (Lab) 1,198
Roger Jackson (Lib Dem) 1,168
Lorraine Radford (Con) 964
David Clasby (Green) 338
Turnout: 40 per cent
Our new councillor is Martin Repton (by 30 votes…..a very close run race). We’ll be on to him regarding all our local issues, then 😉
In our last issue of the LCRA Review we held a wordsearch competition. Out of the many entries we received back, only one actually contained all the correct answers (most people missed either “chocolates” or “valentine”)!
The lucky winner of the box of chocolates was Dawn Foote…..well done. We will be getting your prize to you soon 😀