Welcome

derbyshire laneWelcome 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!

Get your toms here

tomato_plantGraham, 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.

Norton Lees Residents Association meeting

Monday 7th April 7.00 @ Bishop’s House

nolra_logoResidents 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

IMG_0799The 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 kate.hughes@sheffield.gov.uk 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

Post Office attacked!

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.

PACT Meetings

pact1Three 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

Ian Stubbs

Meersbrook Park Users Trust meeting

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

Burglary

This is particularly relevant in the lead up to Christmas where people leave valuable presents under the tree, often in full view, sometimes in a conservatory where they may not be that secure. Please seriously consider hiding presents away until the big day. Which would spoil your christmas more, not putting the presents under the tree or having them stolen? People always say it won’t happen to me. Are you sure?

The last few months have been very challenging for us in terms of Burglaries in this area. I therefore thought it important to reassure you of our commitment to tackle the problem and to highlight some of the good work that has been undertaken. That said I won’t hide from the fact that the number of Burglaries has increased significantly in the last few months and would encourage everyone to please take responsibility for crime prevention. The advice at the bottom of this newsletter is worth reading and following. In particular don’t leave keys either in the door or on a hook near the door, ensure your property is secure and try not to leave valuables on display.

If you have Eurolocks fitted to your UPVC doors then ensure they are the anti-snap ones. It is relatively cheap and easy to change them and is probably the most significant thing you can do to secure your home. Any locksmith will be able to advise you but please see the link below for information http://www.euro-secure.com/locksnapping.asp

Ian Stubbs
Inspector
South SNA