Posted by: om41800 | 18/07/2012

What happened at the July Public Meeting

Councillor Garry Weatherall(Chair of the NCA) presents Josh McGill with a certificate

The Northern Community Assembly were delighted to have some excellent news to announce at their July public meeting.

The Assembly has given £2,000 towards a speed camera project on Wheel Lane, Ecclesfield. In February, the Northern Community Assembly held a meeting for residents within the Wheel Lane / Townsend Road area. Residents raised concerns about speeding in their area. Following the meeting the Assembly installed a Speed Indicator Device and the South Yorkshire Camera Partnership carried out 3 surveys along the route in March to record actual speeds and the volume of traffic.

As a result of this work, the Community Assembly have paid for signage which will allow the Safety Camera Partnership to carry out short periods of enforcement. The signs will warn drivers of the enforcement and will be placed after the junction with Creswick Lane and opposite to No.336 The Wheel.

Also at the meeting, the Assembly were able to announce that the Sheffield City Council Cabinet has given the area £40,000 to implement the first 20mph zone for the area. There will be a new 20mph zone in each community assembly area. There will be more details about this here and in Look Local once a decision has been made about which part of the northern area will get a 20mph zone.

Throughout the year the Northern Community Assembly has been running several small grants schemes. Initially £20,000 was allocated to give to community groups to help them with their work in the area. The grants have been very popular so an additional £26,000 has been added to the pot. Groups can apply for grants of up to £1,000. Download an application pack from www.sheffield.gov.uk/northern

In addition to the good news, local Olympic torch carrier; Josh McGill came to the meeting to talk about his experience and the good work he is now doing in the area to promote healthier lives. The Community Assembly presented Josh with a certificate acknowledging all his hard work. We would like to see as many photos as possible from the Olympic Torch Day. Please email your good photos to communityassemblynorthern@sheffield.gov.uk

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