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Broadstone Residents' Association - November 2001

At the meeting on 29th November, Pat Talbot our Deputy Chairman was at the helm, because John Noyes was satisfactorily recovering from a major back operation.

BRA had given a £100 donation to the fund for restoring the memorial window in St John's Church, and they were now a quarter of the way toward the required total. So if anyone still has spare cash at Christmas......

There is still an outstanding question as to how Residents' Associations will figure in the new Community Strategy?

The revised version of the Poole Plan is now on deposit, and can be viewed in the library.

On the planning front, things seem to have been less contentious than of late, but the dispute over the size of the office/workshop at 16 Story Lane, has now gone to appeal.

There was much surprise over the appearance of the two small advertising boards that have appeared on the West side of the Broadway. There is also an application to allow a restaurant on the old County Kitchens premises.

The results of the Toastrack Parking survey, as distributed in the Summer Magazine. were announced. Altogether we had nearly 650 replies out of the 3000 questionnaires - a good return by current standards - and just over half favoured the option to close the current entrance from the Broadway at the end of Macaulay Road, and let traffic enter from the East, via Kirkway or Tudor Road. These results have been passed to the Council.

The other major item was the report on the last Local Area Committee,
which was held on the Tuesday evening. This covered a heated discussion on the proposed Park and Ride scheme to be built at Marshes End, just south of Creekmoor. This had been a long term approved plan in both the Poole Plan, and the Local Transport Plan, but had suddenly become unacceptable to local residents. As usual there were a number of complaints about street cleaning and general untidiness, with numerous suggestions as to how 'our area' could be improved. But it needs a borough wide initiative, and probably more money/staff/equipment to really make a difference. One small area where things should improve is that the new replacement dog-bins are nearly twice the size of the old.

On April 2nd, Poole will be taking responsibility for all the parking offences in the Borough, so if you have developed bad yellow line habits - Look Out! There will be 18 wardens, covering both the roads and the car-parks. They will also have some responsibility for checking valid road fund licences.

Finally on a more gentle note, Broadstone in Bloom will be planting flowers and small shrubs along Waterman Way next Spring, to add a bit more colour to the area. Hopefully they will survive, which is more than can be said for the name board, which has already been heavily
vandalised. A sad note to end on, but alas very familiar.

From the Secretary
Dudley Hull


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