Friday, 27 June 2008

A hum of excitement

Yes it only a matter of days until Worcester Park residents get their next chance to come face-to-face with the democratic process on Tuesday, 1st July when the Cheam North and Worcester Park Local Committee meets. On the agenda it says that item 4 is "Worcester Park Traffic Plans" where it's proposed to coordinate the traffic signals (should any debate be required?) and item 9 entitled "Section 106 Report" seems largely devoted to North Cheam/Kimpton Estate with a couple of mentions for Stone Place making up the contribution for Worcester Park, although unless I'm mistaken £46K of the £93K in the pot is from funding earmarked by St James through their development of The Hamptons. I may be being churlish but shouldn't that money really be spent in Worcester Park in areas which directly bore the brunt of the impact of The Hamptons, rather than used as a pot for projects down the road? The other items seem pretty run of the mill although it'll be interesting to hear first-hand from the Safer Neighbourhood Teams on what they think Worcester Park's crime hotspots are.

Anyway, if you do intend to go it's at St Bede's Conference Centre, St Anthony's Hospital, London Road, Worcester Park at 7.30pm and I may see you there if I can get away from my other appointment that evening on time. Either way I'd suggest reading the document pack to understand what's going on and see if you can spot the gem where they bid £10,000 to adapt the alley from Balmoral Road to Hobart Road to allow cycling. How much!?!?!

I still reckon they ought to hold it at the Huntsmans to get that genuine local feel!

I notice that the council have their own Cheam and Worcester Park magazine, which doesn't rival "Worcester Park Life" and was last published in November 2007 so has probably died a death. Do take a look though as it has a couple of the most unflattering photos of Worcester Park/North Cheam that you'll ever see on the front cover.

In other news I've unearthed a Britpop band who goes by the name "Worcester Park House" and can be found here but nothing related to Worcester Park ever seems to be simple and this band are actually Spanish so you may want to try the tortuous online translation here.

Thank you to all those who emailed to sympathise with the Brinkster Clan's plight at the rampage of the stomach bug. Unfortunately Miss Brinkster fell victim last night so although the rest of us are recovered we're not quite out of the woods yet.

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