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Canbury Gardens: litter and maintenance problems

CARA has been pressing for action in the Gardens. Efforts are bearing some fruit. 

  • We note the decline in maintenance standards has stopped; some say it is improving, but more is needed.
  • To reduce litter, five new wheelie bins were delivered, but they had to be all in one place for collection so they had little impact.  Other ideas are being looked at.
  • Despite a new lock, the North End Gate is frequently left open and cars parked along the riverside.  The council has promised new signs, and is reviewing the possibility of a self-closing barrier, but that would require significant outside funding.
  • There’s good news: we are to have more bulbs planted, thanks to our local councillors, and we should be given some new trees.
  • The really good news is that the all-weather sports pitch next to the pavilion will be opened (with a fanfare!) in March.
 

Sign up for Heartstart training

Would you like to be trained to give first aid for cardiac arrest?  Following the enthusiastic response at CARA AGM, there will be a ‘Heartstart’ training session on 10 January 2019 at 7.00 pm at Canbury Pavilion.  The session will last about 3 hours.  If you would like to attend, contact Alan Pettitt by phone on 020 8549 2972 or 07802 744 656 or email him at alanchemist@btinternet.com. If more than 20 people wish to be trained Alan expects to arrange another session.

 

Planning: see current planning issues

Parking: see current parking issues