May 11, 2012 in Newtown
Belmont Park - Exeter City Council provided funding for the new outdoor fitness equipment which has proved to be very popular with senior citizens and the outdoor table tennis has so well used by people that a second table will be shortly placed in the park. The new football wall has enhanced the variety of play equipment in the park.
Mencap Allotments – Residents will recall “The Secret Garden” at the rear of the Nichols Centre on Polsloe Road which was used by Mencap to grow vegetables and fruit. The site was lost when Devon County Council sold the land for housing development. Exeter City Council provided an allotment on the Marypole site with raised flower beds to assist disabled access. We are very pleased to report that toilets are now provided on the site and between sixteen and twenty people work on the plot every week.
Antisocial Behaviour – Complaints about late night noise and loud music from the Arena Night Club have been made by residents in Parr St, Chute St, Codrington St and Belmont Road. Please report future disturbances to the Community Patrol Service tel: 0845 3511060 in order a review of their license conditions and hours can be carried out.
Parking Issues – Illegal parking is an on-going problem in Newtown. Over the past 12 months the enforcement team have issued 3378 Fines. To report persistent illegal parking contact Tel: 665901 or your local city councillors.
Rubbish – Two “No Dumping Rubbish” signs have been placed on the back alleyways between Herschell and Salisbury Roads which have had a positive impact. If dumping rubbish is a problem in your neighbourhood please contact your local councillors.
Drug issues in Polsloe Park – Local residents in Elmside have reported daytime drug dealing in Polsloe Park. The Police and Exeter Community Patrols have been requested to increase their presence in the area.
Mortimer House – We are delighted to note that at long last the bright lights attached to Mortimer House have now been replaced by smaller lights which have enabled the residents affected to have an undisturbed sleep.
Woodcraft Folk - Richard is pleased to be able to report that Exeter City Council have agreed that the Woodcraft Folk can store their camping tents used by their children by delegated authority in an unused council garage free of charge.