Planning: see current planning issues
Parking: see current parking issues
Canbury Gardens: litter and maintenance problems
CARA is pressing for adequate provision of appropriate litter bins, a garden maintenance scheme that not only keeps areas like the rose garden properly tended but also eliminates nettles in the children’s play area and around the seats, a serious plan for modern control barriers to vehicular access to the Gardens, and a review of the lighting that was reinstated after a major fundraising campaign by CARA - is it adequate and why does it malfunction from time to time?
1. The maintenance team removed a lot of weeds & nettles before the Dragon Boat races in July.
2. A post has been erected beside the North End Gate, to prevent cars driving round the gate and parking on the towpath. This was a Pavilion/CARA project, approved by the council officers.
Canbury Gardens 2 items of good news
Sports Pitch and Exercise Equipment: After much investigation and consultation (including with the CARA committee), the work has begun to install an all-weather sports pitch on the patch of grass opposite Canbury Pavilion, between the public and private tennis courts. The ground work has been re-scheduled for October 2018, so the area will still be open through the school's summer holiday (but not for autumn half-term). (The council still needs to find separate funding for the outdoor exercise equipment that was planned to go beside the sports pitch.)
Defibrillator: Canbury Gardens defibrillator has been installed at Boaters. Sarah, the manager, is in charge and we have ten fully trained local residents who can be called upon should anyone in the Gardens or on the river have heart failure.