News from Around Blagreaves

August 28, 2018 12:35 PM

Millennium Wood path - next steps

The new route to extend the path through Millennium Wood to Oaklands Avenue has taken two steps forward. The planning application has been submitted, and the legal process to dedicate the route has begun.

It is hoped that work on widening the existing path through Millennium Wood and creating the link path to Oaklands Avenue will start in the autumn and be completed by the spring.

Problem parking

The Council is to prevent parking on Kingsway and the north side of Uttoxeter New Road. In both cases most vehicles seem to be 'hospital' parking. On Uttoxeter New Road it blocks the route for walkers and cyclists, and on Kingsway vehicles are damaging the verges. Double yellow lines should be in place by the end of the year.

Six New Flats off Blagreaves Ave

Derby Homes is planning to build six 1-bedroom flats where the derelict staircase block is on the corner of Blagreaves Avenue and Oaklands Avenue.

Development of this land was first proposed by Lib Dem Blagreaves Councillors some years ago but progress was delayed for legal reasons. Danielle Lind said, "It is particularly pleasing to have this extra affordable housing for rent reaching fruition."

Drug Dealing in Local Parks

Sadly, at times, some of our local parks are used for anti-social and illegal activities such as drug dealing. If you have information about this, please ring the Police on 101 or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Eliot Road Parking

After years of delay by Labour, Eliot Road has now had more parking spaces marked out. Some of the spaces are not where they were originally intended to be. Your Lib Dem team are checking out why this has happened.

Commenting, Danielle Lind said, "We have been regularly chasing up the lack of action on this issue. The Council has at last done the work, although it will have cost less than the original plan. We will be finding out what has happened to the money."

Pavilion Road Grass

The grassed area near to Pavilion Road is in great need of a cut. A few years ago the Council stopped cutting it as the housing developer still owns the land.

Cllr Joe Naitta has been trying to get the Council and the developer to agree to get the land transferred to the Council.

Cllr Joe Naitta said, "The new Council Administration has just agreed to this grass being cut by the Council while the ownership is sorted out. So why wouldn't Labour allow this to be done?"