Spontaneous Litter pick


Whilst in Mersea Road, Dudley Close , Bourne Court on house calls for casework, (Where people had called on me to visit to talk through problems) I spotted a lot of litter in the area.

It was fortunate that I had my litter picker, and some refuse sacks with me.

Normally Cllr Chris Pearson, Cllr Martyn Warnes, and myself work on the rota week on week to cover the area of Berechurch, but here was a lot of litter needing clearing.

PS – Thank you to the residents who chatted to me whilst I worked .


Abbey Field sewage leak

As a Councillor I had to liaise with local agencies, after a sewage leak in a Colchester beauty spot took more than a little investigation to resolve.

I was contacted by constituents after authorities blamed each other for the sewage leak at Abbey Fields.

Local residents were given the run-around by the Army, Essex County Council and Anglian Water, so I was asked to help.

The works required are booked in and now on-going, after I asked Colchester Environmental Health to get involved due to a perceived health risk.

I hope that, in future, there will be better dialogue between the Army, Anglia Water and Essex County Council.

Its a big Well done Colchester Environmental Health department for ensuring it was sorted.

Monkwick Residents Fun Day June 2nd

2nd June saw the annual fun day administered by Monkwick residents association (chair Crystal Alford, Treasurer Gerry Harris, and myself doing all the paperwork and safety)

Funded by a grant from Cllrs Chris Pearson, Martyn Warnes and myself Cllr Dave Harris and the council locality budget, it was a great community building event

Well done to all volunteers, stall holders, churches, Colchester Borough Homes, scouts, spectrum majorettes, Angie Clark for dog show, councillors, and magician and Dj…

Vegetation in Berechurch Hall Road

Having walked and driven this area in the past few weeks I have seen the state of overgrown vegetation and how it affects road safety

1. Hard to walk the path beyond Richard Nichols close

2. Difficult to get in and out of Berechurch Hall onto Berechurch Hall Road due to lack of visibility

3. Road signs are obscured by branches and leaves

I have asked ECC to do the maintenance

It is not right to leave this work undone.

Will keep up the pressure for action.

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