Lamp post repair campaign

After a year of campaigning for a lamp post to be repaired, Councillor Chris Pearson and I had a mock birthday party for the street light.

I had been told that we would have to wait until March for a replacement after the car crash that caused the problem.

The picture (above) appeared in local news paper, and then on “Have a got news for you” TV programme getting national air time.

Guess what? All of a sudden the post has been replaced. A good result!

Poppies up Lampost project

On 14th November a cheque for 270.70 was presented by Berechurch / Monkwick residents, Cllr Dave Harris and Pete Ramsey to Royal British Legion poppy appeal in colchester main Poppy shop.

Anglea Tillet and Sid Kent of Royal british legion took the cheque and expressed thanks to our residents in Berechurch for strong support.

Due to work by Pete Ramsey. in putting Poppies up lamp posts, and with sponsors by individuals & businesses in our area of South Colchester, we have made a difference to Poppy Appeal, and assisted in celebration of 100 yr anniversary of end of 1st World War.A great community supporting our armed forces, and ex service men and women


During the run up to the 100th anniversary of the end World War one, I visited the Thomas Lord Audley school where young people created a stunning piece of work for the event.

Using recycled plastic bottle bases, they painted and mounted them in the form of poppies. I spent time listening to their research and how each poppy had a soldiers name on it.

Very impressive knowledge and a big well done to young people and to staff for leading the work.

Pot Holes

Have been touring South Colchester, reporting and many cases re reporting pot holes and highway defects.

It was a pleasure to see at least a few pot holes done. One example in Berechurch Hall Road, where a couple of sunken drains have been bothering me for weeks.

I had put several reports to highways dept over this, but the only reason it has been done was due to a face to face meeting with a Senior Highways manager.

Result none the less

Anti Fly Tipping

Having seen fly tipping in Berefield Way, I have asked land owners Taylor Wimpey to clear it away.

Cllrs Chris Pearson, Martyn Warnes, and myself are offering a reward for info leading to successful prosecution of the offenders.

I am sure it is not local people as why would we dump rubbish on our own community.

Marlboro place fun day

The Marl Place (chariot drive) fun day was a great success. Held on Saturday 8th September 2018 on the public open space round the play park.

Cllr Chris Pearson, Cllr Martyn Warnes and Cllr Dave Harris supplied the council funding for the public liability insurance and bouncy castle.

It was a partnership set up by Councillors involving Peabody housing association, Neighbourhood watch, and Abbey field community church project .

Mark and Naomi, Chris Pearson and I worked hard all day with Sophie from Peabody, to make sure all had a good time.

The children certainly enjoyed the event.