National Citizens Service Event at the Belle Isle Family Centre. We had a lovely day on Thursday 8th August at the Belle Isle Family Centre. There was a barbecue, and entertainment was provided by the National Citizens’ Service. Councillors Kim Groves and Paul Truswell attended. Everybody enjoyed the get together! Thank you NCS! Thanks also to Steve Brewer for a fabulous job of organising the event, and to Pam Hathaway who was a heroine in the kitchen!



All in a morning’s walk

The morning of 2nd May saw Councillor Kim Groves together with members of the Love Where you Live steering group and a colleague from Parks & Countryside. The tour was to explore opportunities to bring derelict sites back in community use. The following areas were visited:

  • Middleton Park Crescent:refer to housing, with a view to exploring opportunity for this piece of land.
  • Rosedale bank: big expansive green land: planting 200 saplings obtained from Woodland Trust (possible site at the motorway end of the land, replicating the existing trees)
  • Back of Brooms shop-  hope to work with residents to turn site into allotments, small play area and community orchard.
  • Newhall Road: consider a wild flower meadow down the full expanse of newhall road and building on it year on year.


  • The Swamp: prone to flytipping, bonfires, – remomoval of goals , improve site
  • New forest village: central parking suffering from ASB, explore linking the green corridors between the middleton estate to the new forest village.

Watch this space!