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Developing a landscape strategy

Developing a landscaping strategy for Derwenthorpe

This summer will see the start of community research to help develop a vision for the sustainable long term future management of all of the outdoor spaces at Derwenthorpe. Abbie and Roger will be attending events and talking to residents to help gain a better understanding of the things that people like about the Derwenthorpe landscape, the things they don’t like and their ideas for the future. 

Abbie said:

“This will be an important first step towards developing a comprehensive plan together and we hope to talk to people of all ages and backgrounds.”

People will be encouraged to chat, draw pictures, write thoughts down, take photos, video clips, etc. so please do stop and chat to them if you see them out and about. 

JRHT are working with the Derwenthorpe Governance Group (DGG) and Derwenthorpe Nature Group (DNG) to develop the landscape strategy. You can contact us with your thoughts or to express interest in participating via the following channels:

By email: DLS@jrht.org.uk or dgg.chair@derwenthorpe.co.uk (Chair of the Derwenthorpe Governing Group)

JRHT Facebook: www.facebook.com/Derwenthorpe/

Derwenthorpe Residents Association Facebook: www.facebook.com/DerwenthorpeResidentsAssociation

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AGM on Wed 14th

You’ll have had a notice of a tomorrow’s AGM of Derwenthorpe Residents’ Association. This will include reports from DRA, and elections to the new Core Team and DGG.

A Zoom link, the agenda, and minutes of the last meeting are available at https://derwenthorpe.co.uk/arms

We’ll be posting a financial report at the same location today.

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Don’t miss today’s deadline

The deadline for applications to the DRA core team, and DGG is today. If you’d like to apply for either, please email your name, address, and phone number to David Casswell. Also include a brief statement saying why people should vote for you, if there’s an election.

Elections to the core team are for a period of one year. Elections to the DGG are for a period of three years.

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Development DGG DPAC

DPAC/DGG – meeting papers

Derwenthorpe Partnership Advisory Committee and Derwenthorpe Governing Group meet on Wednesday 19th May.

Join Zoom Meeting

DPAC – 18:30 – 19:30

DGG – 19:45 – 20:45

Among other things, we’ll be discussing Central Square, grants, landscaping, and heating charges.

You can find the full agendas, and papers, at derwenthorpe.co.uk/dgg

All residents are welcome to attend. You’ll find a Zoom link at derwenthorpe.co.uk/dgg on the day. Please switch your camera on, and change your Zoom name as you’d like it to appear in the minutes.

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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 is perhaps the most densely populated area of the estate. JRHT had discussed some ideas around this and had some helpful proposals. We discussed their ideas and some of our own. JRHT are going to investigate some details of the options that were discussed. We hope to see some firmer proposals in the next couple of weeks and to have some better news – particularly for residents of Barron House and Newman House.

2. An earlier paper that we’d submitted about communications. JRHT were keen to get on with all the things that we’d specifically asked for in that paper, including the resumption of development liaison meetings that had been suspended during lockdown. These are liaison meetings between the DRA core team, JRHT, and the builders – to track issues with the build. In the past, we’ve used them to get things like sagging porches sorted across the estate, and MVHR reinstalled across Stephenson Quarter (phase 1), for example. We’re also looking forward to a more regular JRHT presence on the estate, and to regular JRHT reports in LotsOn.

Some details still need to be discussed, but we’re hoping these things will start this month. 

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DGG DPAC Meetings

DPAC + DGG meet on Wednesday Feb 10

Our next meetings of DPAC and DGG are on Zoom this Wednesday Feb 10 from 6:30pm. Papers, and joining instructions are at derwenthorpe.co.uk/dgg

Among other things, we’ll be hearing about plans for phase 5 development. Join us to find out more!

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DGG DPAC

DPAC + DGG tomorrow

Our next meetings of DPAC and DGG are on Zoom tomorrow, Wednesday October 7 from 6pm. Papers, and joining instructions are at derwenthorpe.co.uk/dgg

DGG will be considering Terms of Reference for an exciting new project “ABC:Derwenthorpe”. Join us to find out more!

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DPAC/DGG update

Yesterday, we published notice of a DPAC/DGG meeting tomorrow. The emailed copy of the notice included calendar links that -for some people at least- didn’t seem to do anything.

We’ve updated the notice to include links to papers for the meeting. If you visit the web page, you’ll find links to the papers, and calendar files there. Open the calendar files to find the Zoom link.

https://derwenthorpe.co.uk/2020/07/18/942/

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DPAC/DGG meet Wednesday

Derwenthorpe Partnership Advisory Committee (DPAC), and the Derwenthorpe Governing Group (DGG) will meet on Wednesday 22 July 2020, at 6pm, and 7:15pm respectively. Both are public meetings, and will be held on Zoom. Everyone is invited to attend (subject to Zoom’s 100 device limit).

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/97516850971?pwd=c2JLZUFGUGlxZnVYZGs0K1lyWTFNQT09

Meeting ID: 975 1685 0971
Passcode: 374767

Download these calendar files to add the meeting to your calendar. The Zoom link is in the calendar files, for your convenience. If you have trouble with these files, please email secretary@derwenthorpe.co.uk before Wednesday.

DPAC papers are available on Dropbox.

DGG papers are also available on Dropbox.

The Zoom meeting will run on for both meetings, so you won’t need to find a new link for the DGG meeting.

When you join the meeting, you will be muted. If you wish to ask a question, please do so in the meeting’s text chat.

[Updated to add meeting papers]