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JRHT say the KidsZone play park will be closed all day, Wednesday 12 May, to allow some repairs to be made. This includes a repair to the soft safety surface near the swings.

Petition update

Last Thursday, we submitted our petition on Central Square to JRHT. On Friday, they asked us for a meeting, which we held yesterday (Monday), including representatives from the DRA core team, DGG, ABC:D, and DPAC:  We discussed two things: 1. Central Square. We want them to stop using Central Square as a builders compound. This […]

Photo Competition Winners

A very big Thank You to all those who entered our first Derwenthorpe photo competition. We received lots of excellent photographs, making it difficult to decide which ones to select as the winners. The judge was an accredited photographic judge Bob Helliwell ARPS. His decisions were reached based on composition, interest and imagination in the photograph […]

Central Square petition

Thank you, to everyone who worked so hard to gather signatures for our petition last week, and to everyone who signed it. We knocked on virtually every door on the estate, and got 344 signatures from 296 different addresses. We’ve written a paper to JRHT, including views from several residents of Barron House and Newman […]

Spring clean

Join the Community Litter Pick, Tuesday June 1 2021 at 10am, at the Energy Centre. Everyone welcome, including accompanied children. Equipment provided, but please wear gloves. Contact for more information.

Low-carbon living?

Low-carbon living by 2050? A Zoom meeting for residents, with Derwenthorpe Architect Richard Partington, and Mich Swainson, of the Building Research Establishment. The Zoom link will be posted here closer to the time. Thursday 27thMay @ 3:00pm Most residents bought into Derwenthorpe on the understanding that it is an environmentally advanced estate.  Now that phases 1 […]

Great British spring clean

A date for your diary – Tuesday 1 June. As part of the Keep Britain Tidy campaign and their Great British spring clean, come along and join a community litter pick. Meet at the energy centre at 10.00 am. Litter pickers, including some child-sized ones, and bags will be provided, but please wear gloves. Many […]

Photo Competition – Entries

Thank you to everyone who has participated in this competition. The standard of entries has been high The entries will be judged shortly and the winners announced on this site over the coming week. Here are the entries for the photo competition. First the entries in the children’s age group. Please note that some of […]

Anti-social behaviour

At our last All Residents’ Meeting the topic of anti-social behaviour came up. Several residents had concerns about young people behaving inappropriately in some of the public areas within the estate. Some residents have also received a letter from the police about anti-social behaviour, but also carrying a JRHT logo. As far as we know, […]