Beware - door to door caller on Yorke Drive Friday 8 June who said he is working on behalf of the council and Campbell Tickell.
The police have been made aware of the cold caller and residents are asked to contact us or Newark and Sherwood Homes if they are approached.
We would like to make clear that no decisions have yet been reached on the proposed improvements to Yorke Drive and the Lincoln Road Playing Fields. The resident consultation programme was launched on 30 May, and will continue throughout the summer with a series of workshops, drop-in sessions, public exhibitions and meetings.
Resident consultation around any future proposals for improving the estate and playing fields forms a key part of this project. We are committed to ensuring that residents views are encouraged and considered during the development of the master plan, and this will be done through the published resident consultation programme. This does not include approaching individual residents in their homes.
Always ask for identification from any callers to your home, and please also check whether any information you are given is genuine.
We are keeping residents informed through regular newsletters, via the Yorke Drive pages on the website, as well
Yorke Drive Masterplanning Resident Consultation Programme for all residents and stakeholders kicks on 27 June with a Workshop, 5:45pm-8.30pm, at the Bridge Community Centre, Lincoln Road.
Yorke Drive Focus
The Bridge Ward Neighbourhood Study, carried out in 2012, looked at the relationship between Yorke Drive estate and the rest of Bridge Ward, and explored how to regenerate this area. The study made some proposals, but due to lack of funds this was not taken forward.
In 2017, Newark and Sherwood District Council secured Government funding to look again at options for the regeneration of the Yorke Drive estate, to make it a safer and a better place to live. This includes considering possible options for the development of additional housing for rent and sale on part of the Lincoln Road Playing Fields, and the provision of improved sports and recreational facilities.
We are carrying out consultation and master-planning looking at all the options and giving residents and stakeholders the opportunity to feed in their views of the priorities for improving the area. Everyone who lives, works or is involved in some way with the Yorke Drive estate will have the opportunity to get involved
By summer 2018, we will seek to draw up firm proposals to take the project forward. However, no decisions have yet been taken on any of this.
The information on this website is aimed at informing interested parties of the proposals, and how you can get involved in influencing them.
We have also set up social media where you can be kept informed.
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Online survey available until the end of May
Yorke Drive residents can still complete a survey form on-line up until 31 May on www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/yorkedrive
All completed surveys, including those on-line, will be entered in to the prize draw for the chance to win £50 shopping vouchers.
The Yorke Drive Residents Consultative Panel met again on 25 April, and were able to meet the Masterplanning architects , as well as agree how the Yorke Drive Newsletter will look and the information it will include. Look out for the Yorke Drive Newsletter later this month. If you want to join the panel, contact Harriet Partington on 01636 703 685 or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org
From residents feedback from the Yorke Drive household survey, Newark and Sherwood Homes will be setting up a Task and Finish Action group with Residents Panel members to discuss actions in response to the issues raised.