Work to create a community garden

In partnership with Ormiston Barnardos children centre I have been supporting their project to create a community garden

Working with community payback teams.. the garden is being cleared and moving the project off the drawing board into reality

Watch this space in the weeks to come

Pot Hole update

All over Colchester there are pot holes needing attention

The system of priority setting needs amending so our estate local roads get attention

Today I re reported the deep pot hole in Gladwin Road .. with Isobel Merry

We will see what action we can get

Footpath tidy up

On Sunday 25th March, I arranged a tidy up of the footpath leading to our local Schools.

Community payback workers did a cut back of overgrown bushes, strim of the grass and a big litter pick.

All looks good for the community to use safely again


Had a few bags of salt stacked away, so to ensure that risk of slips in the snow is minimised, I toured some areas to drop salts bags off.

Also some nearby residents picked up a few bags for known problem areas

Stay safe out there, try to stay indoors

If you need basic supplies and are disabled or cannot get help otherwise just call me .. 07816168858

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Litter Pick Shrub End

Today (14th February ) we litter picked the whole of Shrub End estate. It took over 3 hours to tour the roads. Including collecting all the sacks of rubbish.

Thanks to family who joined the Labour team en route.. and a big thank you to the many many people who spoke to us as we walked around

Isobel Merry led the team, as she is a very experienced community litter collector.

Watts Road… Shrub End

A quick overview.. spotted a bad footpath.. and then after reporting it, the footpath and kerbs were repaired

New Heritage sign

Just a bit about a new heritage signage just erected

Cllr Martyn Warnes had a project which has just come to a final solution

He had a idea to make residents in William Harris Way aware of the very old heritage and the existence of Saxon Dyke system

Some are in South Colchester (The one celebrated here is the BERECHURCH DYKE) which was a protective dyke and Martyn led the campaign to have a sign put up to mark the ancient history of our area

Martyn Warnes said “We as a team, raised the finance from Council funds, and used a local business to make the sign, our council officers advised on location. It is pleasing to see our area celebrating our diverse and interesting

In picture is Cllr Dave Harris, Cllr Chris Pearson, and Cllr Martyn Warnes, declaring the sign at the location open and bringing local people, inc school children who pass on the way the school the history under our feet

A cache of coins was found under one of these dykes, as the ancient times proved to be dangerous places to live