Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Play areas follow up

Well it seems that we have a consensus. That is that the play areas should be accessible to residents. The solution is that the gates will be open from 8.30am till10pm and similar hours on a weekend. The position on this will be monitored and change may be made to these times in the future. So good news for residents and the children. Also we have an agreement with officers and staff that access to the artificial pitches when not in use by organised event or when pre-booked for training etc.will be allowed. So the play area will be open and the footpath between The Fairway and Bourne Avenue accessible. Good News all round we think

Monday, 12 April 2010

Ward Surgeries

This Months Ward surgeries are,

Wednesday 14th at Eastbourne Sports Complex. 6.00pm

Wednesday 28th at Heathfield School 6.00pm ( Surgery / PACT meeting )

Play Areas

When is a play area not a play area. Answer, When the Gates are locked. Good you might be thinking at last we are locking our parks and play areas again. Not the case because these gates are locked during the day at the moment. Where is this taking place you may ask. Eastbourne Sports Complex is the answer. Not only can you not get access to the play area but if you want to get from The Fairway, The Stray or Yarm Road to Bourne Avenue ,Hundens Lane or vice-versa, "No can do" because the gates are locked. This popular route to and from the nearest post office and access to the play area is not open. Why you may well ask.

We suspect it has to do with school holidays and the opening times of the complex.

We have asked officers at the Town Hall and we await their reply. When we know you will know.

Fire starters

We have always had issues with fires on wasteland of John Dixon Lane. Last year the fire brigade attended fires in this area on a regular basis. This year the problem has started early with the dry weather Fly Tipping ETC the fire bugs are at it. Our concern is heightened this year for two reasons. Firstly the fires are being started very close to the electric sub station. Secondly the level of Hoax calls that are being made to police and the fire service from the Public call box at the junction of Arnold Road / Hundens Lane. The two issues do not sit well, Hoax call and real fires are not a good combination. while the fire service will and do respond there time could be better served with real emergency and rescue Incidents. Peoples lives are at risk. So we would request residents to be vigilant and to report those responsible to the appropriate people.