Councillors Tim Pickstone and Mary D’Albert recently attended another briefing meeting with the organisers of the Parklife festival in Heaton Park (11-12 June 2016).
A few issues to report back:
Residents Consultation Letter and Events
Residents in a fairly wide area around Heaton Park will have received a residents information leaflet in the post. If anyone has missed this, or for people who don’t live in the area of the leaflet drop, the letter is here.
There are a number of resident information session which are available to anyone to attend. Those that have not already happened are:
– Wednesday 1st June, 11:30 – 13:30, Heaton Park (outside the Stables café)–
-Sunday 5th June, 10:30 – 12:30, Sainsburys
– Wednesday 8th June, 20:00 – 22:00, Sedgley Park Children’s Centre
NB this session is specifically for residents who have concerns about Parklife coinciding with Shavout to discuss these and find out more about the measures in place
There will also be a post event feedback session held at the Orangery on Wednesday 13th July 2016, once at 17:00 and again at 18:30.
Issues that specifically affect Holyrood Ward Residents
We raised a number of issues that affect residents in Holyrood Ward:
– parking and anti-social behaviour in the Baguley Crescent and Middleton Road area. We have been assured that additional attention is being given to this area, including a new dedicated team allocated to this area to keep on top of parking and other issues
– we raised concerns of residents who live very close to Heaton Park Metrolink station who experienced issues of anti-social behaviour and cleansing issues in previous years
– we raised concerns of residents in the St Margaret’s Road area who have experienced some traffic issues in the past.
Please do let us know if there are other issues that need to be raised.
Residents may have noticed this Manchester Evening News story about a proposed campsite on the fields that are between Parrenthorn School, the beginning of Simister Lane and Heaton Park.
The proposed campsite is nothing to do with the Parklife organisers, and run by a completely separate company. Apparently they do not need planning permission to do this from Bury Council because it is a temporary campsite. Parklife organisers have been very clear that they are discouraging people to use this company.
A number of residents have already been in touch who are understandably very worried about this. We have sought for an urgent update from the Council and Parklife organisers to see if there is anything we can do about this, or if it has to go ahead how we can manage any impact. We will be updating residents as soon as we know anything.