Friday, 12th February 2016 at 7.30.p.m.Transport Meeting

Our next Meeting will be on FRIDAY 12TH FEBRUARY 2016 when Trevor Stocker Service Delivery Manager of Nottingham Trams will be giving an Update now that the Trams are up and running.

It is hoped that Representatives from Nottingham City Transport, Your Bus and Trent/Barton will also be available to give us an update on bus services following commencement of Tram services to Beeston.

The Meeting will take place at The Pearson Centre, 2 Nuart Road Beeston at 7.30.p.m.

our Xmas Meeting – 11th December 2015

BEESTON & DISTRICT CIVIC SOCIETY

FRIDAY 11th DECEMBER 2015

 PETER ROBINSON

(Chair of the Blue Plaque Group)

‘THE BLUE PLAQUE STORY’

 http://www.beestoncivicsociety.org.uk

THE PEARSON CENTRE

Nuart Road

Beeston NG9 2NH

AT 7.30.p.m.EVERYONE WELCOME

Members Free                                                      £2. Guests

Report on the visit to the Tram Control Room – 6th November 2015

As a committed tram supporter, it was with bated breath that I joined the Civic Society outing, organised by Barbara Selwood, to the NET Tram Control Room at Wilkinson Street, on 6th November.

After alighting from a 36 minute tram trip from Beeston and assembling on the platform, the participants sought sanctuary from the rain and wind and were given a very warm welcome by Service Delivery Manager, Trevor Stocker. An interesting preamble allowed us to study the performance statistics of the week before – they were very impressive, close to 100% for a number of measures, despite a car being driven on to the tram line by accident on Wednesday morning. We were then ushered into a room lined with banks of screens simultaneously showing many different views of the tram network, including platforms, junctions, car parks and customers pressing help buttons.

There were 32 trams out on the lines during our visit, all quietly observed and controlled by three operators in the control room and our discussions were accompanied by chirpy customer service ladies, brightly responding to customers queries, including a reunion of gold topped walking stick with its owner. It was a very modern environment, computers monitoring the exact position of each tram at any time and a system designed to spot problems and issues immediately, with mechanisms in place to immediately send feedback to drivers and customers.

It’s apparently too early to draw conclusions on what regular travel patterns or passenger numbers might be, but Trevor was positive that the Toton/Beeston route has been more heavily used than Clifton.

I know the construction process was disruptive and horrible but I was pleased to see an operating company proud to serve and committed to excellent service.

Karen Attwood

Agenda for 2015 Annual General Meeting

BEESTON & DISTRICT CIVIC SOCIETY

42nd ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

TO BE HELD ON FRIDAY, 13th NOVEMBER 2015

THE PEARSON CENTRE   NUART ROAD BEESTON   NG9 2NH     at 7.30.p.m.

  A G E N D A

 CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

 APOLOGIES

 MINUTES OF A.G.M. HELD ON 14th  November 2014

 THE TRUSTEES  ANNUAL REPORT & FINANCIAL STATEMENT

 ELECTION OF OFFICERS –  Nominations received by the due date.

Chairman –

Vice-Chairman –  Caroline Penn

Treasurer  –  Eric Kerry

Secretary – Eileen Atherton

ELECTION OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE –Nominations received by the due date.

Jean Cameron, Tina Launchbury, Dr. Peter Robinson, Barbara Selwood,

Clive Southern

 ELECTION OF INDEPENDENT EXAMINER

 ANY OTHER BUSINESS

 DATE OF NEXT A.G.M.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – FRIDAY 13th NOVEMBER 2015

The Annual General Meeting of the Beeston & District Civic Society will take place on FRIDAY 13th November 2015 at The Pearson Centre, Nuart Road Beeston at 7.30.p.m. All Members of the Society are encouraged to come to the AGM to hear what has taken place over the year and to vote for the Officers and Committee of the Society for the coming year.  After the official part of the evening members will be invited to ask questions and discuss what our priorities should be for the 2015/16 Season.

9th October 2015 Meeting

BEESTON & DISTRICT CIVIC SOCIETY

FRIDAY 9th OCTOBER 2015 

JAMES McCLOSKEY           ‘THE HISTORY OF CHETWYND BARRACKS’

http://www.beestoncivicsociety.org.uk

THE PEARSON CENTRE  Nuart Road  Beeston NG9 2NH

AT 7.30.p.m.

EVERYONE WELCOME

Members Free                                                      £2. Guests