Monthly Archives: January 2012

Lighting…an improvement?

As many of you have noted the lighting has been improved in a number of areas in the neighbourhood – there are still stretches that are due to have additional works, including installation of additional/new upgraded columns. However, a number … Continue reading

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Background on Trees

We had a question on the Facebook DIY Streets Turnpike Lane group page concerning the trees that are currently being planted on the raised tables. I provided an explanation on the group page, but thought I would also make it … Continue reading

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Trees on Graham Road

Trees are being planted on Graham Road today after considerable hard work from local residents. While the planting is not part of the DIY Streets programme, the trees will fit perfectly with the others that are being planted around the … Continue reading

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Neighbourhoods and mental well-being

I have just come across an interesting overview of a 2009 article in the peer-reviewed academic journal Health and Place: Neighbourhoods and mental well-being: What are the pathways? The article looks at the specific means by which neighbourhoods affect mental … Continue reading

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Mannock and Downhills Park Road Construction

As many of you will have noticed, construction has started at the juction (bend) of Mannock and Downhills Park Roads. Work on the junction itself is expected to take approximately three weeks. A temporary diversion is in place for residents … Continue reading

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Lighter Later Campaign

The Daylight Saving Bill will be debated and voted on today in Parliament. The bill will allow for lighter evenings, which will make the school run and commute home safer, provide more time for kids to play outside, and reduce … Continue reading

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Street Lighting Update

The new street lighting in the neighbourhood is in the process of being connected to the mains and should be up and running shortly.

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Outside Belmont Recreation Ground

  Work is now actually almost complete on the works outside the entrance to Belmont Rec (Downhills Park Road). The kerbs have been built out, the road level raised up, and trees will be installed. These works should help slow … Continue reading

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Tree Pits

              Throughout the neighbourhood the construction teams are digging tree pits that will take the cherry and rowan trees that are due to be planted over the coming weeks. Those trees located on raised tables … Continue reading

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The First of the Trees…Stanmore & Waldeck Rd

Photo: Pete Rogers Tree guards to follow…

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