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Tree dressing: the photos!



The tree dressing was also featured in the Argus

Tree Dressing: Sunday 30 November

Tree Dressing Day: Dyke Road Drive

Start time 11am: Meet by Parkmore Terrace

A day of making our street look fabulous

It’s National Tree Week. Come out , meet your neighbours and help with

  • Tree dressing – bows, baubles and bulbs
  • Clearing out and pruning back the alcoves at the bottom of the road

Bring: gloves, secateurs, bulbs, trowels, coffee, tree baubles. Has anyone got a BIG LADDER? Send us a message by adding a comment below!

2 is National Tree Week. Did you know that Dyke Road Drive’s trees include one of the rarest Elms in the UK? It even has its own listing on Wikipedia!

By making the street look like it belongs to us, we can help cut speeding and other anti-social behaviour.

There’s talk of getting together for a celebratory glass of glög afterwards. Why note come and join us?

Dangerous junction with Preston Road

junctionFollowing a collision where a bicycle damaged her car, Dyke Road Drive resident Gillian Ludwig raised the issue of the junction at the bottom of Dyke Road Drive being dangerous with councillor Mike Jones. Mike acknowledges from personal experience as a cyclist and a pedestrian that this is a problem because of unclear priorties. Mike Jones contacted the Traffic Planners who have said they are going to make a detailed response to him. Presumably that means they are aware of problems there already. Watch this space.

Anston House plans updated

The council have informed us that the planning application for converting Anston House into flats has been updated.

It looks like this update was made in the light of comments made by local residents and Dyke Road Drive Residents Association regarding the overlooking and loss of privacy caused by the windows and balconies at the rear of the building.

The new drawings feature “translucent window finish to prevent overlooking from upper windows” and “balconies with 1800mm privacy screens to inhibit overlooking”.

Please take a moment to look at the plans here and, if necessary, add your comments to the council site. You may comment here.

Two things:

One: Should Dyke Road Drive Residents Association make additional comments? Do these changes satisfy our concerns or not? If you’ve an opinion on that, please add it at the bottom of this page.

Two: Please remember, that if you do feel strongly about the plans, comments may be made by any individual affected. The planning committee receives a total of the number of individual complaints. Just because one person in household has commented, that doesn’t stop others from doing so.

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