Assembly meeting 29 November 19.30 – 21.30 Trinity School

What’s happening at the meeting on 29 November

  1. Manor House Library Council officers will report on the interim arrangements for the library, in operation since early October. These have caused frustration and upset for people trying to use the service. In particular, it’s been unclear what the reduced hours of opening are, many have received little or no support in trying to take out books, and security has been inconsistent. The Assembly’s Manor House Working Group has raised these concerns and was scheduled to meet officers to try to resolve the problems.

Meanwhile, bids have been submitted from organisations seeking to run Manor House from April of next year, following the Council’s decision to convert it into a community library. The Assembly’s Working Group met with some of the potential bidders on 16 November, and answered questions on how they would like to see the new service delivered. They emphasised the need for a properly-supported library service, other facilities that meet the needs of all ages and abilities, and affordable rates for community groups to use the premises.

  1. Manor Lane Streetscape As part of the Council’s commitment to support the 20 mph limit and deter rat-running, a new streetscape has been designed along Manor Lane from the Railway Bridge to Thornwood Road. Features will include road width restrictions, raised junctions, improved pedestrian crossings and new trees wherever possible. Local consultation ended in October.
  2. Lee Green Assembly Fund 2016/17 The bids by local groups that were agreed at the Assembly meeting on 4 October did not use the full £15,000 from the Mayor’s and Councillors’ Discretionary Funds. At this meeting everyone will get to vote for the projects and activities that have been bid for from the remaining money and have been recommended for consideration by the Assembly’s Coordinating Committee.

 

Don’t forget! The FUSS annual Christmas Fair

FUSS@HitherGreen Community Christmas Fair

Save Saturday 3 December from noon until 5pm for one of Lee Green’s best and most popular events. More than a thousand people annually throng a traffic-free Staplehurst Road outside Hither Green Station, visiting a myriad of community stalls while being entertained by local musicians and carol-singing.

 

Balloons (speech bubbles) on back

Allocation of Assembly Fund for 2016/17

Latest on Manor House Library

A chance to raise your local concerns

New streetscape for Manor Lane

Tea, coffee and refreshments available

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