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Gunton Residents Association

PUBLISHED: 10:00 31 July 2009 | UPDATED: 11:11 06 July 2010

The proposed Gunton in Bloom and the new Community project were two of the items discussed at Tuesday's Gunton Estate Tenants and Residents Association meeting at the estate's Community Hall, Hollingsworth Road.

The proposed Gunton in Bloom and the new Community project were two of the items discussed at Tuesday's Gunton Estate Tenants and Residents Association meeting at the estate's Community Hall, Hollingsworth Road. Ann Hubbard announced the start of the Gunton Community Partnership information project which is being held every Tuesday morning. Council housing officers will hold surgeries every second week of the month, with councillors holding their surgeries every third week. Allyson Barron then gave an update of the Gunton in Bloom event which it is hoped to take place next summer. Anything great or small will be considered, she said, from front gardens to hanging baskets. This year, Lowestoft in Bloom judges had already been on the estate including Gunton Community Park. Anyone interested in participating in next year's Gunton in Bloom can contact Allyson Barron on 07986 512932, or pop in on any of the Gunton Community Partnership mornings for more information. Details of Lowestoft in Bloom can be had by contacting Maureen Fryers on 01502 569192.

In answer to a query raised at the previous meeting, Councillor Fryers reported back that two wardens were in place at Jeannie Mann Court; however their hours were limited and tended to be quite busy. Once resident stated that in other areas many were up in arms about such bad service. Councillor Fryers then confirmed that the street-meet held at Tesco's Gunton was limited in its success; people were busy shopping but recognised that a major problem was that many had only received letters publicising the event after it had already taken place. A question regarding Waveney District Council rents also brought up continuing concerns of the attitude of front-line staff at the new Marina Information Centre. Customers have to be treated with respect - but, commented a senior association officer, this appeared not to be the case.

In the Gunton Community Park update, it was confirmed that the multiuse games area was now in use. There were concerns over the recent hot weather and the effect it was having on the trees planted in the woodland area in November through lack of water. A hay raking event will take place on Saturday 22 August from 10 am to 12.30 pm. After welcoming the estate's new PCSO Edward Vincent, PCSO Vincent announced that from Thursday 23 July to 28 August throughout the school holidays, the Suffolk Positive Futures Teenage Kicks Football project would be offering training on the park each week from 11 am to 1 pm for youngsters aged from 10 to 19. A team of Positive Futures coaches will be on hand. All sessions were free - just turn up and play. By comparison to the Community Park, Wissett Way Pond project had moved on very slowly. The water table had not regained its expected depth and little had been done to continue the work started last year.

Finally, it was announced that Hollingsworth Road would be undergoing resurfacing in August. The next Tenants and Residents Association meeting will be held on Tuesday 6 October. Contact Ann Hubbard on 01502 564601 for further details.

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