Welcome to nortonlees.org.uk, a non-profit-making website designed to promote the interests of local residents and to promote the Norton Lees Residents Association (NoLRA). We aim to include information about all aspects of the estate, so please get in touch if you’ve got something to contribute. If you have bright ideas or (even better) some time and energy, please get in touch!
The first meeting of the steering group of people in Meersbrook to look at the future of Meersbrook House and the Pavilion will be on Wednesday 18 June at 7.30pm in the pavilion.
Meetings of the steering group are open to anyone interested.
Check out their forum here http://meersbrook.technologikal.com/
The results for the Graves Park Ward 2014 local election were as follows. I guess a 43% turnout was better than the national average.
Liberal Democrat: Steve Ayris Votes: 2014
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts: Keith Raymond Endean Votes: 101
UK Independence Party (UKIP): Will Gates Votes: 1040
Green Party: David Maurice Hayes Votes: 512
Labour Party: Bob Pemberton Votes: 1685
Conservative Party: Frank Woodger Votes: 355
Rejected votes: 21
Turn out: 43%
Graham, who lives at the bottom of Hollythorpe Rise is selling flowers and tomatos again this year. He does this to raise spending money for his grandkids, so well worth supporting. Prices start at a mere 30p per plant, with several varieties on offer, plus as much advice as you want!
Look for the advert outside his house and knock on the door.
Monday 7th April 7.00 @ Bishop’s House
Residents of the area are cordially invited to the next public meeting of NoLRA, to be held at Bishop’s House. Various topics of local interest will be discussed and we hope to have a guest speaker and some Councillors. Please feel free to raise any issues of interest to you.
NoLRA is here to fight on the residents behalf but also to try and bring the community closer.
In order to grow, NoLRA needs volunteer members, especially a treasurer. It doesn’t take much effort, please come and say hello at the meeting.
The Streets Ahead project is a £2billion, 25 year highway maintenance project that will bring up to standard the city’s roads, pavements and streetscene. It also involves maintaining the city’s 36,000 street trees. We would like to invite you to a meeting to learn more about the process we follow in managing the street trees and are holding two meetings on:
Monday 31 March, 6pm – 7.15pm
at the Town Hall, Pinstone St, Sheffield in Reception Room B
Thursday 3 April, 1.45pm – 3pm
at the Town Hall, Pinstone St, Sheffield in Reception Room B At these meetings we will tell you more about how we:
Look after the trees. Survey their condition and how often Identify that we need to replace a tree and what we consider when making decisions. We’d also like to talk about how we communicate with people about tree replacements and get your views about this.
We’re running the same meeting twice but at different times and days to enable as many people as possible to attend and understand our processes. We hope you can join us – please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Kate or Anita Dell on 0114 273 5981 to confirm your attendance. Please let us know your Preferred meeting date, number of attendees & contact details – including an email address if possible. If we get more applications than places available we will hold additional events.
Please contact us at the above details if you would like further information about the meetings. If you would like further details about Streets Ahead please visit www.sheffield.gov.uk/streetsahead or follow us on Twitter @sccstreetsahead.
Kate Hughes, On behalf of the Streets Ahead team
Breaking news, the Thorpe House Post Office was attacked at gunpoint today at 5pm. The staff are unharmed, although bruised and battered. 2 men have escaped and the story is that a third was taken down by Richard with a golf club!
We send our very best wishes to all at the PO and hope the police will track down these low-lifes quickly.
Three years ago the government of the time introduced a Policing Pledge. Part of that pledge was to hold regular public meetings known as PACT meetings. PACT being an acronym for Partners and Communities together. These meetings were to provide an opportunity for the public to consult with both their local police team and partnership agencies about local issues. They were also to be a platform for the setting of local priorities. Unfortunately, despite significant marketing we failed to get any significant attendance and so the meetings moved to our current drop-in sessions in public spaces.
The new Police and Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable have reviewed our community engagement strategy and decided to re-introduce PACT meetings across the county to improve community engagement. These new PACT meetings will where possible be chaired by the local councillor. They will be held bi-monthly and will provide an opportunity for you to meet us and discuss any issues you wish. I will try and attend the meetings wherever possible along with key partners. If I’m not able to attend I will ensure that one of the Sergeants is there. Please come along if you are able.
Tuesday 17th June 14 – Brindley Meeting Room, Brindley Crescent, Norton Lees – 2pm – 3pm
There will be a meeting of Meersbrook Park Users Trust on Wednesday 29th January at 7.00pm Meersbrook Park Pavilion The agenda will include: Report from Walled Garden 2014 event Planning meeting Walled Garden Toilet funds Wall maintenance Fundraising for notts turf pitch (football pitch in dog free zone) Turner Prize 2014?? Work in park
Age UK Sheffield’s Memory Lane in the Park is open to all older people living with memory loss. They are based in the community building at the Norfolk Heritage Park and offer a friendly and stimulating day out for our members.Opening hours are Mon-Fri 9.30-3.30pm
You may well be aware that our nearest library at Woodseats is under threat of closure. The current Consultation Period ends on the 10th January 2014.
The council want to hear from everyone whether or not they use library services. Their survey can be found at
Please take 5 minutes to let them have your thoughts….