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 !
Essex County Labour councillors
Today the Labour Councillors spoke up as a team on many subjects.
Buses, Care Quality , Road repairs, Street Lights, industry, autism, and other subjects.
We made a difference for our residents
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.
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 Glen
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..
Today Councillor Martyn Warnes and Councillor Dave Harris met up and litter picked the whole estate on Finchingfield Way, Wethersfield Road, Pebmarsh Cl, Thaxted Walk, Gosfield Road etc etc
We collected a few bags of rubbish to keep our area tidy.
Great to chat about local estate issues, and some national subjects as we went round.
A great big thank you to those who spoke to us.
(Birch Glen is next Saturday — see you there!)