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

Happy New Year

A happy New year 2018 to all my family, friends and neighbours 

2017 was a busy year for me, with being re elected as County Councillor for Shrub End and Berechurch, and arguing for a better deal for our area.

I look forward to a year ahead of making sure our voice is heard at the Council

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County Hall report

Full Council at Essex County Hall debated a motion affecting clean air in our county.

The government is to be asked to improve the air by putting in place a good vehicle scrappage scheme .. and local councils to ensure that planning process  (via local plan) includes electric vehicle facilities to be built into any new settlements.