Our Current Work
Speed Indicator Device (SID)
A large part of the West End is designated as a ‘community travel zone’ and therefore is subject to a 20 MPH speed limit. Following concerns from residents, we have worked with the Long Leys Residents Association to utilise their Speed Indicator Device to remind motorists of the speed limit and to record vehicle speeds as evidence, which could be used for possible further action if speeds remain higher than expected.
Currently, SID has been used on Hewson Road and we are investigating further potential sites between Tennyson Street and Moor Street (as a vehicle approaches the school); On Hampton Street, between Yarborough Road and the School and on West Parade (near the top of Rudgard Lane).
If you think that SID could make a difference in any other area in the West End, then please contact us, via email@example.com
Street Warden Scheme
The West End Resident’s Association (WERA) Street Warden scheme has been operating for some time now and has had a great deal of success in keeping our streets tidy with the assistance of the City Council. However there are still areas of the West End which are not being covered by the scheme and more volunteer wardens are therefore required.
The main aim of the scheme is to ensure that refuse and recycling bins are taken back off the footpaths as quickly as possible after emptying. The role of the warden is to monitor a specific street (or streets) on the Monday following Friday’s bin collection and where bins are still left out a WERA/City Council reminder card is put through the letter box at the property. If the bin is still out on the Wednesday following the warden reports this by phone or email to WERA and the information is then forwarded to the City Council for action – usually a visit to the property in the first instance.
Other things that the wardens can report to WERA include bags of rubbish left on footpaths or accumulating in front gardens, street lights not working, drains blocked etc.
Current areas of the West End that aren’t covered are Hewson Road; Carholme Road and the streets south of Carholme Road
If anyone is interested in joining the warden scheme could you please indicate in the first instance by emailing :- firstname.lastname@example.org
Planning Applications – WERA receives a copy of all planning applications in our area which have been made to the City Council. These are discussed by the Committee in order to decide whether to support or oppose and where necessary are brought to the wider attention of West End residents. (For current and recent applications, see the ‘Planning Applications’ page
Notice Board – with agreement from Lincoln Co-op WERA has an information board on the wall outside the Co-op store on Carholme Road. Please contact us if you wish to display anything on the board