Lower Derwent Flood Risk Management Strategy Public Consultation

The public consultation for the lower derwent flood risk area (that’s us!!!) is to be held soon. Below is an email I have received:

Between the 10 September and 10 December 2008 we will be carrying out a public consultation for the Lower Derwent Flood Risk Management Strategy.

You are invited to come to a stakeholder workshop where we will be launching the consultation on Wednesday 10 September in the Darwin Suite of the Assembly Rooms in Derby. A map and directions are attached.

At this workshop we will be giving a presentation outlining the proposed Lower Derwent Flood Risk Management Strategy which will be followed by a question and answer session. We anticipate that the Environment Agency East Area Manager, Sarah Fowler, will be present.

We are keen to receive feedback and one of the aims of the meeting will be to see how we can get our key messages across to the public. Subsequently we will hold a series of public exhibitions and surgeries where we will be able to respond to specific issues.

We would like you to attend this workshop as a stakeholder for the Lower Derwent Flood Risk Management Strategy. Please could you confirm if you can attend this workshop and the names and number of people attending from your organisation by 8th August 2008. For your information we have attached a list of organisations and contacts who have been invited to the workshop.

Police Beat Report for June 2008

Chester Green (Part of Beat 527)-
A total of 17 reported crimes, increase from 12 in May 2008.
– Six thefts, three from Draka ltd site on Alfreton Road, one from Aida Bliss site and Chester Green Community Centre and two other.
– One robbery of mobile phone and two thefts of personal items from Fitness First.
– One attempt break-in to a house via a patio door.
– One theft from a motor-vehicle on Old Chester Road and two counts of criminal damage to cars.
– Three reported assaults and one other crime.

We have two new police officers joining the safer neighbourhood team; PC Jade Aytemiz is joining the team in July and PC Shaun Bott in August. As always, if you need to report anything (non-emergency), then call 0845 123 33 33.

Photos of Chester Green

I’m trying to work out how to embed a google map with pictures into this site….but until I figure it out, for a view of some pictures from around Chester Green, have a look at the link to panoramio here. If you have any photos of Chester Green and you want them to appear on the linked map, just join Panoramio (it’s free) and put up your pictures (marking where they were taken). They should then appear automatically! Please comment on this post if it doesn’t seem to be working…..

The Big Toddle

If you’ve got a toddler and you fancy raising a bit of money for Dr Barnardo’s, then come along to Chester Green on Monday 21st July. A group of toddlers will be toddling round the green with collection buckets and will be meeting at the play area at 10am. Do come along! More info (from the Dr. Barnardo’s site) can be found here.

John Lombe Drive

We have been liaising with Derby Homes for the past fourteen months to try and get the area around the small car park in John Lombe Drive smartened up. We were expecting this to be carried out by September last year, but have now been informed that it will not be completed until 2009 when all the areas owned by Derby Homes in Chester Green will be looked at

Lighting Round the Green

The conservation area lighting on the Chester Green Road side of the green is to be put on the St. Pauls Road side of the green as well. The council have also promised lighting fit for a conservation area throughout Chester Green, although some of the lights seem to have been changed already, this seems to be in error the council are aware of…..watch this space!