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RAY – I’ve moved this one into the recommended links section.
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Nic

recently had my house repainted in the recommended cream colour. It was done to a high standard and with due sensitivity to the nature of this kind of building. The painter was Richard Spincer (023 8082 9820).
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The Association has received correspondence from the City Council consulting us on how we would like to be consulted!

The Government decided on radical changes to the planning system. As a result, Southampton City Council is in the process of preparing a

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Fellow Herbert Collins Estate resident is offering a property management service at special rates to other estate residents. If you are a Landlord and require an experienced Property Manager please call (023) 8055 6658.
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Roof tiles wanted to repair a Collins garage, the double Roman pantile type. Contact Peggy Gow, 8055 6869.
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Roof tiles wanted to repair a Collins garage, the double Roman pantile type. Contact Peggy Gow, 8055 6869.

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Carol Humfryes has got a toilet and bathroom door. Tel: 023 8055 4607
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This walk starts and ends with a bus journey and explores Shoreburs Greenway, one of the delightful green areas within the City boundaries. The walk itself takes about one and a half hours

Take the number 11 or 11a bus from Bassett Green Road to Woolston. From the bus station go down the hill to the traffic lights and turn left into Victoria Road.

When you reach the shore, just before the Southampton Sailing Club, cross Jurd’s Lake car park and follow the path of the “Golden Jubilee Butterfly Walk”.

The path continues across Archery Road and after a few yards, you take a sharp left turn. The path descends and then rises to a small clearing with a giant oak tree.
Take the right-most path which passes in front of the oak. At the footbridge, cross to the east side of the stream and fork left. Continue in a northerly direction along the path beside the stream until you emerge into Portsmouth Road.

Go along Spring Road through the railway arch and you will notice Miller’s Pond on your right.
Follow the tarmac path to the right, in front the pond. Where the tarmac ends continue straight on until you come out into Botany Bay Road.

Turn left and a few yards along the road, enter the footpath on your right and continue ever in a north-easterly direction. There is one road to cross, South East Road, but continue on.

When you come to the children’s play area, with swings and slides, cross to the west side of the stream and follow the tarmac path to the north. Do not recross the stream when the tarmac path crosses, but continue on the grass. You will need to be on this side of the stream to exit into Bursledon Road, which you will eventually reach via a limestone scalping path. Walk along the road towards Southampton. Just past the third turning on the left, North East Road (from which your bus will come), there is a bus stop.

Catch the number 6 bus back to Swaythling. Buses depart at about 5 minutes to the hour until 16.58 (not Sundays, so take a bus to the City Centre).

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Two meetings of the Coordinating Group were held in July. The first was to decide on the allocation of funds to the various projects for the two priority neighbourhoods. Fifteen projects were funded. Major allocations from the Local Neighbourhood Renewal Strategy fund were made to St Denys for continued employment of a youth worker, to the Mansbridge After Schools Club and for Mansbridge Community Centre improvements. One allocation from the North Neighbourhoods Partnership funds was for improvement of the public grounds around St Alban’s Church

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The Road Improvement Group (RIG) has set itself the following tasks for the next twelve months:

  • – To canvass opinion amongst residents regarding Ethelburt Avenue becoming a no through road and if there is strong support for this to work with residents and the City Council to achieve this
  • – Continue reinstating the verges in Ethelburt Avenue in line with Herbert Collins’s original plans.
  • – Continue to maintain the road surface.
  • – Continue to encourage the safe use of the road.
  • – Regularly inform residents of how work is progressing.

The RIG believes that Ethelburt Avenue could successfully be turned into two cul-de-sacs with appropriate and attractive landscaping allowing the passage of pedestrians and bicycles. At the recent HCERA AGM there were no dissenting views when this matter was discussed.

There is a planning process to be followed for this to be put in place that would clearly involve public consultation. We of course would only pursue this option if we have the support of a substantial majority of the residents.

Over the next few months we intend to distribute a circular outlining the case for a no through road and to canvas opinion by holding an open meeting. If there is clearly a substantial majority in support of the proposal then we shall commence discussions with officers of the City Council to begin the planning approval process.
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Jan Mielniczek, the City Council’s Antisocial Behaviour Manager and PC Woodfield from our new neighbourhood police team came to talk to us. Ms Mielniczek said the great advantage of Antisocial Behaviour Orders (ASBOs) was the lower standard of proof required. Some children were now very wise to the difficulties of prosecuting them. Even anonymous information would be useful, anything which would help to identify the culprit. The Dispersal Order in force around Alldays in Bassett Green Road is for a trial period until next February.

In the next Newsletter we hope to have an item by PC Woodfield on local policing.

Remember to report all incidents to the police on 0845 045 4545 or the Anti-social Behaviour Team on 0845 605 2222.

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