Showing posts from February, 2019

A Second Terminal and Run Airport on The One Runway - LLAL

Luton Council’s airport company London Luton Airport Ltd (LLAL) has today published its preferred option for the sustainable future growth of the UK’s fifth largest and fastest growing major airport which will support economic growth and help meet the significant projected shortfall in aviation capacity in London and the South-East to 2050.
Using the existing runway, LLAL is targeting expansion of the airport to 32 million passengers per annum (mppa) from its current cap of 18 mppa. The preferred option would involve the construction of a new second terminal to the north of the runway. To compensate for the partial use of Wigmore Valley Park, new parkland and open space would be provided over a larger area to the east of the existing park.

The company has also published technical reports which outline the feedback received during the first period of consultation last summer, and how its expert advisors have continued to assess the options for development in the light of comments made…

Three nights police work — four arrests

Officers from the Luton Community team carried out a three-day operation targeting urban street gangs and related drug dealing.

Operation Malting ran for three nights between Tuesday (5 February) and Thursday. This community policing operation aimed to target gang members in Luton town centre and the surrounding areas.

During the operation, officers carried out a number of stop searches and arrested four people for various offences, including possession of a firearm and possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

Sergeant Jamie Harrison, who led the operation, said: “Keeping our residents safe is our biggest priority and we will continue to carry out this operation in the future.

“My team worked extremely hard to identify gang members and crack down on the gang crime in our town. Thanks to their commitment, a number of drugs and weapons have been taken off the street and they can no longer pose a threat to our communities.”

Anyone with information about drug dealing and other cri…

Luton Scores 5 out of 10 for the Under 26's

The BBC have rated Luton 5 out of 10. Their survey list ranks 378 local authorities in England, Wales and Scotland from highest to lowest with an average score out of 10 = 5.

Luton scores 5 out of ten.
4G coverage 10
Proportion of area with good 4G signal: 100%

Bus services 5
Number of journeys per day: 1,040
Metres of bus routes per square km: 7,903

Going out 1
Number of bars, clubs and pubs: 60
Number of music events: 18

Employment 8
Number of young people claiming welfare benefits per 1,000: 19

Mental health care 10
Proportion of monthly NHS mental health therapy targets hit: 100%

Wild land 0
Proportion of area that is natural land: 0%

Rent 6
Average price per bedroom: £388

Sports facilities 6
Number of sports facilities: 77

Youth population 3
Percentage aged 16-25: 13%

Number of young people moving out of area: 1,349

Source: BBC

Tech for Good 2019 ... Comic Relief

Tech for Good 2019 – The Tech for Good programme is from Comic Relief with Paul Hamlyn Foundation and has been developed in response to ‘the emerging need for charities in the UK to use technology to explore different approaches to delivering better services.’ The first round opens on 11 February and will fund up to 13 digital projects with grants of up to £48,000 over a period of nine months.’ Deadline 12pm, 25 March. Click

Luton networking coffee morning 7 February

Luton networking coffee morning - next event is on 7 February, 10:30-11:45, TOKKO Youth Space. The theme is All things Children and Youth. The sessions are informal and based on a drop in style so there is no need to book (unless you want a stall). The aim of the coffee mornings are to provide space for both statutory professionals and voluntary sector organisations to find out about each other and the services that are available in Luton. This event is NOT for service users.

Following the informal session (12:00-13:15) there will be a presentation about the 0 – 19 SEND & Early Help transformation, with an interactive workshop to establish what is currently on offer in Luton for 0-25 yrs olds and a discussion on how we can improve our ‘working together’ to ensure Luton’s young people have the best chance to reach their potential. There will also be a presentation by Flying Start about their Learning and Development offer for the Voluntary and Community Sector. Please book a space f…

Police Lose Lost Property

Bedfordshire Police have joined other police forces nationwide. Now they will not accept reports of lost property, and they will accept only certain types of found item.

The changes took place nationally at the start of  February after the Chief Constables’ Council agreed it as a way of reducing non-essential demand and the associated costs and bureaucracy generated for call centres and front counters.

The police service has traditionally accepted the responsibility of recording lost and found property, despite there being no statutory duty to maintain a system of recording non-evidential property.

Found items dealt with by police will reduce and a consistent approach will be adopted across the country. This will help reduce call volumes and remove an unnecessary burden on policing.

Jay Khan, Bedfordshire Police's enquiry office manager, said: “As with any change to a long-standing convention, it will take time for people to get used to this new way of working.

“There are now man…
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