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Looking for that extra Christmas Present? – Eg Pk News (Christmas 2011)

Egerton Park bags and tea towels are for sale at £3 each and are available from our treasurer, or you can use the ‘Leave a comment’ link below and we will get back to you.   All proceeds go towards upkeep of the park.

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Minutes of AGM – 4th May 2011

Egerton Park Residents’ Association

Minutes of Annual General Meeting     4th May 2011

Attendance: 20 residents plus committee members

Apologies: 1 resident

1. Welcome and Introduction – Chair

2. Chair’s report – The chair’s written report was circulated at the meeting.   The report highlighted the priorities agreed at last year’s AGM and progress made against each item.

3. Matters arising from report

i)            Planning Future of Egerton Park.   Residents’ views were sought about the future of the park in the light of the recent closure of 3 residential homes and the likelihood that they will become derelict due to planning stalemate (i.e. any proposals to develop these properties into flats are likely to be refused on the basis of the narrow junction at Bebington Rd entrance, the  planners’ view the entrance has reached maximum traffic capacity and the committee’s ownership of the pillars).   Concerns were expressed about the property at 46-48 which is not secure, is an eyesore, and youths are using it as a through route.   Concerns were also expressed that vacant properties will invite crime and lead to a gradual deterioration in the park environment.   The committee confirmed that work on 108 had been abandoned but those present felt that the empty property there was not causing particular problems.   Another resident informed the meeting about concerns at number 12 which had been targeted by police following reports of drug related activity.   Some arrests have now taken place and the property is now multi occupied and causing  no further problems.   It was suggested by one resident that the committee should explore with planners the possibility of supporting proposals for lower density/apartment style accommodation and that the committee should pursue a meeting with a representative from the Council Regeneration department.

ii)               Road Repairs.   Those present appeared to be happy for the committee to continue programme of road surface repairs, funds permitting.

iii)               ‘Your Wirral Fund’.   A list of the criteria for bids for the fund was circulated to those present.   Up to £2500 could be available.   The issue of lack of lighting in Delyn Close was raised as council have refused to install lighting.   This would help to ‘create safe environment’ and ‘reduce fear of crime’.   Committee had already discussed bid to fund professional printing of newsletter.   Committee to pursue.

4. Treasurer’s Report

The treasurer circulated a written report.   Our account currently stands at £5782.88 but £1714 of this is already committed to bottom island railings.   Those present expressed disappointment about the consistently low numbers of residents who contribute but that existing monies should be spent on pothole repairs.   A suggestion was made that we should again include list of homes that contribute in next newsletter despite previous lack of response.

5. Priorities for 2011/2012

These were agreed as proposed in chair’s report as follows:

  • ongoing pothole repairs
  • complete Byrne Ave traffic island
  • continued monitoring of planning applications and dialogue with Regeneration Dept
  • engagement with residents including email contacts
  • arrange meeting with Sean Brady to discuss highways issues
  • fundraising including ‘Your Wirral Fund’ bid
  • any other concerns raised by residents

6. Nomination and election of committee members

The committee would welcome any new members.   If interested please contact us.

7. Any Other Business

 i)                  Cold Calling.   There have been two incidents of ‘cold-callers’ reported to the committee.   We have sought advice from Trading Standards who have identified a loophole in that rogue traders have been calling if no sticker is displayed on the property despite our ‘No Cold Calling’ signs at both entrances.   Any further incidents please contact the committee and we will review the situation and look at redistributing new stickers to all households.

ii)                 Email addresses.   If residents would like to give us their email addresses then this will be another way of communicating information quickly.   Residents can still expect to receive their 3-monthly newsletters.

iii)               Murder Mystery.   There appeared to be little interest from those present for this idea.

iv)               Tea towels and bags.   These are still available at £3 each.

v)                 Dog fouling.   It was noted that this problem appears to have improved and dog wardens have been patrolling the park.

vi)               Vehicles.   Concerns expressed about speed of some vehicles and also the continued problem of cars parking on roadway and abandoned cars that restrict residents’ access.   Would the committee look at speed enforcement, traffic calming, traffic systems with Sean Brady when he visits.

vii)             Sandbox.   This proved invaluable during the severe winter weather.

viii)           Tree pruning.   Committee confirmed that advice must be sought from Tree Preservation Officer before carrying out work on trees in the park covered by Tree Preservation Order.

The committee was thanked for their work over the past 12 months.

The meeting closed at 8.35pm.

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Egerton Park Commemorative Tea Towels and Bags – Eg Pk News (Christmas 2010)

Our excellent tea towels and bags are still for sale at a cost of £3 each.   All proceeds go to Egerton Park funds and they are available from our treasurer (you can use the ‘Leave a comment’ link below).   In addition some of the designs that feature on the tea towels and bags can be seen on our website (select the Tea Towels & Bags link from the Categories list on the right).

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Egerton Park tea towels – Eg Pk News (Spring 2010)

Egerton Park tea towels and shopping bags are still available at £3 each and are available from our treasurer.   If you would like either (or both) then please use the ‘Leave a comment’ link and we will get back to you.

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Christmas Stocking Fillers – Eg Pk News (Christmas 2009)

We still have plenty of Egerton Park tea towels and shopping bags for sale. They would make great stocking fillers at just £3 each.   They are of good quality linen and feature some of the interesting Victorian properties in the park.   Details from both items are shown here and they are available from our treasurer.   To buy them please contact us using the ‘Leave a comment’ link and we will get back to you.

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