LLRA IS PLEASED to announce its 2022 AGM will be held at Discovery Café, St George’s Hospital. All Long Leys residents are invited to attend and make their voices heard.
At our first opportunity post-COVID to hold a large indoor meeting in Long Leys, residents will be asked to vote on resolutions to:
- Progress consultation on the Village Centre project, to deliver a shop, community hub & community gardening centre.
- Install a permanent Speed Indicator Device (SID) on Long Leys Road to further slow traffic.
- Approve changes to the LLRA constitution.
There will also be elections to the LLRA Management Committee, along with an update on overall LLRA progress. Local councillors will also be in attendance.
COME EARLY FOR A CUPPA…. The Cafe will open from 6:30pm and complimentary coffees, teas and soft drinks will be available for attendees.
LLRA’s thanks go to St. George’s hospital management for permitting access to their facilities.
TO FIND THE DISCOVERY CAFE
Discovery Cafe, Discovery House, St. George’s, Long Leys Road, LN1 1FS
ON FOOT FROM ST GEORGE’S
Turn into Benbow Way. In 100 metres, at the junction with the raised yellow bollards, turn left, continuing along Benbow Way. In 75 metres, you will be at Discovery House. The café entrance door is just to the right of the main entrance.
ON FOOT / CYCLE / CAR FROM LONG LEYS ROAD
Use the main hospital entrance on Long Leys Road and navigate through the hospital grounds until you reach the yellow bollards at Benbow Way. Follow on for 75m metres up towards Discovery House. The café entrance is to the right of the main entrance.
A nearby cycle rack is available for those wishing to cycle.
The venue is accessible by wheelchair. If you require assistance with access then please email LLRA at LLRA@long-leys.org
AGM Resolutions For Residents
The Long Leys Community approves the further development of a plan to deliver the Village Centre Project as broadly described in the February 2022 launch leaflet and requests that Carholme Councillors take an active role in helping deliver these much-needed local facilities for residents.
For full details on the Long Leys Village Centre project visit long-leys.org/village
Read the September 22 update on the Village Centre project.
The Long Leys Village Centre project aim is to deliver a local shop, community hub & community growing centre by 2025.
LLRA feels it has sufficient feedback, over many years and from hundreds of Long Leys residents, that the proposed facilities would enhance the lives of those living in our community. Especially those who want to live independently but are less mobile and are not able to drive. LLRA has recently been granted funding to develop the project further, by appointing a planning consultant and start community consultations to define more detailed plans. Nothing is set in stone but there needs to be realism about options and timescales.
However, some in the community believe that a shop is not wanted or needed at all and that the Grandstand Community Centre and Burton Road shops are easily accessible by Long Leys residents. As a result, city council leadership has expressed some doubt that a majority in Long Leys support the project or want a local shop and community meeting place.
LLRA considers the best way to clarify matters is with a community vote at the AGM. Most residents voting for the resolution on a large turnout will give local Carholme Councillors a strong mandate to act on behalf of Long Leys and puts pressure on the city council to honour promises made on facilities when St George’s and surrounding homes were built.
The Long Leys Community approves the expenditure of circa £3,000 of existing community funds for a permanent SID location on Long Leys Road.
The existing Speed Indicator Device (SID) has slowed traffic speeds on Long Leys Road, reducing the risk especially to children and cyclists. The current SID is battery operated and moves around different locations every month managed by volunteers. A permanently mounted SID location, powered by solar panel is proposed close to the cemetery, to slow inbound Lincoln traffic before it reaches residential areas. LLRA would continue to operate the existing mobile SID and also seek additional grant funding for the project.
The Long Leys Community approves the proposed 2022 LLRA constitution.
See long-leys.org/new-constitution for details of changes, which are being proposed to clarify aspects of the 2019 constitution following COVID-19 experiences.
Management Committee Elections
Any Long Leys resident who wishes to make a positive contribution to the community is warmly encouraged to stand at the AGM for election to the management committee. The committee meets around eight times per year and committee members also devote time to progressing specific initiatives on behalf of the community (see below for recent activity). It also represents Long Leys residents with several bodies including the city and county councils.
The committee consists of between 5 and 9 committee members (currently 8), depending on volunteer workload and the number of projects being progressed.
The LLRA constitution requires approximately one third of Committee members to stand down at each AGM. This year two committee members are standing down and seeking re-election (Jon Davies, Keith Newsome). One member is not seeking re-election (Megan Cox, LLRA Vice-Chair). In addition, Glenn Smith, who was co-opted just prior to COVID to the committee to manage SID is standing for election.
To stand, simply download a nomination form from long-leys.org/election and complete and return by end of play Friday 21 October 2022. A printed copy can also be requested by emailing LLRA@long-leys.org or texting 07789 492515.
This information is available in other languages if required.
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Nick Wiles says
What if the community do NOT approve the plan for further development of the Shop Project, will it be gone for good???
See New Facilities in Long Leys? Your decision. for details.
Why are you proposing a “Community Hub” in this AGM, when the plans are for a 120 seat Community Centre with bar, sound and lighting system as well as a shop and growing centre? Why have you omitted, in this publication, that you want to build this on the allotments being fully aware of peoples views? Are you hoping people vote in ignorance in favour of your plans? Why have you not openly invited allotment holders to your AGM? , was this because you already know only 2 allotment holders voted in favour of your plans? Have you invited the Farmer to your AGM so he can have his say on you trying to force him off his tenancy to push forward your plans?
Martin Dodsworth says
There are already two permanent SID devices on Long Leys Road plus the battery powered one we bought which is placed in various locations .
The permanent ones are opposite Whittons Park and near the end of Carram Way nearest the cemetery..
What evidence do you have which suggests that a FOURTH device will make any difference whatsoever?
Have you sought expert advice in this respect?
LLRA work with the LCC Road Safety (Accident Investigation) Manager who is the lead for Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership on SID. They are the experts in accident prevention.
The Road Safety Partnership have supported the installation of fixed solar SID’s at entrances to residential areas in a number of locations including Branston and Scampton villages. LCC install the mounting point for the SID at the location they consider optimum.
LLRA has no data on the impact of the two flashing 30mph signs which have been installed for some years, as there is no recording of speeds by the units. There is clear evidence that the LLRA operated SID, which displays vehicle speeds and messages to drivers, has an impact, typically reducing the number of vehicles above the speed limit by around 30%. Having a fixed unit on a route into Lincoln will likely replicate the existing reduction in speeds seen when SID is at the cemetery, leaving the other volunteer operated unit to be moved around other part of the Long Leys and West End area.
Brian Penney says
I attended the AGM on Tuesday. I have no access to the numbers of households represented there, though the committee will have that. I can only extrapolate from my street where about 11% of the houses were represented. As no vote was taken we are unsure of what % of those attending would support the motion but even if it was 100% of those attending (and I can say that would not happen as I would vote against) would this be sufficient to fulfil the committee’s own requirements? I draw your attention to these two passages in the above –
“However, some in the community believe that a shop is not wanted or needed at all and that the Grandstand Community Centre and Burton Road shops are easily accessible by Long Leys residents. As a result, city council leadership has expressed some doubt that a majority in Long Leys support the project or want a local shop and community meeting place.
LLRA considers the best way to clarify matters is with a community vote at the AGM. Most residents voting for the resolution on a large turnout will give local Carholme Councillors a strong mandate to act on behalf of Long Leys and puts pressure on the city council to honour promises made on facilities when St George’s and surrounding homes were built.”
I understand a few people may have been unable to attend but something like 80% of households failed to show support despite this rally cry. Even local elections have a higher turnout rate. Rather than continue the arguments over where, etc. is it not time for the Committee to accept the voice of the silent majority and withdraw this idea as they said they would if there was a lack of a yes vote?