April 7, 2011 11.54 am This story is over 157 months old

West End residents discuss local issues

Community concern: A community in Lincoln voice their concerns at a meeting held on Wednesday night.

Residents from the Carholme area of Lincoln attended the West End Residents Association (WERA) to voice their concerns on April 6.

The meeting, held at St Faith’s Infant School, heard of hot issues affecting residents in the West End area and was attended by city and county councillors.

The Association aims to get the community’s concerns voiced at council meetings so action on the issues can be sorted speedily.

Residents attending on Wednesday said that they were most unhappy with traffic in the West End.

Attendees, chairs and councillors agreed that there were problems with unauthorised parking, too many visitor parking spaces, speeding and ignoring the one-way system.

WERA are trying to push for a secondary consultation of the need for visitor spaces along Albert Crescent and Lincolnshire County Council seeks to introduce tougher regulations.

Also on the agenda was the lack of grit boxes and snow clearance in December.

Lincolnshire County Council are looking into ways of involving community volunteers in grit throwing and snow clearance, as well as providing more boxes.

The annual Carholme Community Gala, usually organised by Councillor Karen Lee, is also looking for local volunteers to help organise this year’s event.

Anyone wanting to help (including student residents) can contact the committee for more information on their website.