Issue 68 — June, 2010
Street fair time
This year’s Jericho Street Fair will be held on Saturday June 12 from 12.00 noon to 4.00 p.m. in Canal Street. All the familiar stalls and entertainment will be on offer, followed by music until 9.00 p.m. outside the Bookbinders. The raffle will be drawn at 3.30 p.m. by our new member of parliament, Nicola Blackwood.
With so much happening simultaneously we need all the support we can get. If you can help even for just an hour please call Sue Pead on 557902, or send an email to . For up-to -date information on the bands that will be playing at the Bookbinders please visit www.myspace.com/jerichostreetfair.
New JCA committee
The Annual General Meeting of the Jericho Community Association was held on April 27. A well attended gathering heard a report on the year’s activities, and presentations from the police, the City Council, and the Jericho Living Heritage Trust.
The JCA officers elected were: Chair, Charlotte Christie; Secretary, Jenny Mann; Treasurer, Peter Stalker; Vice-Chair, Paul Hornby. Other elected members of the management committee were: Adrian Arbib, Father Jonathan Beswick, Paul Cullen, Scott Ellis, David Hearn and George Taylor. Subsequently coopted onto the committee was John Keyes.
All quiet along the towpath
No word as yet from the administrators who control the vacant canalside side on whether they are ready to sell it. There is, however, more positive news from the Jericho Living Heritage Trust which is hoping to buy the land for a community-led development. The Trust has received a grant of £70,000 from the Communitybuilders Fund for a feasibility study.
Cyclists in the dark
The neighbourhood policing teams have been handing out tickets in Walton Street to cyclists who have no lights - which seems to be around one-third of them. The penalty is a £30 fine.