After some residents contacted me over a very overgrown footpath leading from Wilbye Close to Shrub End Road, I requested the Parks and Footpaths teams to come and trim back the vegetation.

A big thank you to the Council team, who came along within hours of being reported to ensure the footpath was fit for purpose

Result :   If you have issues like this in Berechurch or Shrub End just either call me on 07816168858 or e mail on councillor.dave.harris@hotmail.co.uk


Litter Pick : King George Road area

Today (14th October) residents of King George Road / Queen Mary Ave / Pownall Crescent came together to do a tidy up of their area. It was great to see the dedication of litter pickers (experienced and novice alike) to clear their area.

Many bags of rubbish were taken off the streets

Next week it is the turn of a different estate – Monkwick on 21st October

Brilliant work !litter pick king george road


The 40 th birthday for the Lion Walk activity centre was held today.

Members had a buffet with a visit from Deputy Mayor of Colchester. 

The centre staff were brilliant, making sure that all attendees were fed, watered, and entertained. 

I throughly enjoyed and even managed to do a bit of MC to assist.

Weekly Update – 30th Sept 2017

Hello there

This week saw the Councillor advice surgery at Scout Hall (27th Sept) run by Shrub End team leader Mike Dale go very well, with issues raised dealt with.

And – this week as County Councillor I put questions to Essex County Council over the care service (Which I have asked for an charter to be adopted supporting the carers and those that are cared for) and on Bus Services in Colchester, esp the 50 and 62.

Finally, the planned litter pick in Birch Glen was carried Councillor Martyn Warnes, Councillor Chris Pearson , and myself (Councillor Dave Harris) with residents joining us to keep the estate tidy.

An effective week, with casework raised by local residents brought to a successful conclusion

Pictured below – Cllr Dave Harris, Chris Pearson and Martyn Warnes with friends from Birch Glenbirch glen pix

Strike a light !

I requested a broken lamp post to be replaced and light restored to a working condition.

Simple.. you would have thought.

But Essex County seem to have run out of money.. they are telling me they cannot do anything until the new budget next year!!!

A disgrace.. this lamp is in a small cul de sac.. with very little light.

We pay for our services.. and I have demanded action..

Dave Harris