Joint report from Councillors J Chapman, Steady and Yallop
The 3 District Councillors have held 2 surgeries which proved to be popular and very busy. All queries and problems have been dealt with or passed onto the relevant departments.
One, which is very noticeable, was the re-painting of the Zebra Crossing, which has been passed onto Essex County Council several times and after the council bringing it to our County Councillors attention last meeting, we made a phone call on the Monday after the surgery and it has now been done.
Beach shelters have been passed to TDC.
Speeding around Hurst Green was bought to our attention, and this was passed onto the Police, with 2 persons being caught for speeding.
Lamp post near to bus shelter has been reported again. We have been told this is an ongoing crime case and cannot be done yet.
Many comments on dangerous parking on or near corners of roads and this has been passed onto parking partnership who have promised to look into it.
Residents in New Street and surrounding areas had complained about a high pitch noise. After contacting Open Reach they confirmed there was an alarm going of in their building, this has now been rectified. Thanks to Julie, Administrative Assistance for her help.
Joint report from Councillors J Chapman and Yallop
Both Councillors Yallop and J Chapman have continued to advise members of the public on the procedure to register and write about the closure of the Library.
We were sent the email to register an interest in taking on the Library but both felt that to register would indicate that there are volunteers available to run the library and create a community hub and this could make the decision for ECC much easier to bring in closure. You can register an interest for several months yet.
Councillor J Chapman
I was invited to attend the International Women’s Day and asked Councillor Yallop to attend with me. We were invited as District Councillors as “Women in Politics.”
We had a display board that showed what each Council were responsible for. Brightlingsea Town Council, Tendring District Council and Essex County Council. I think people were surprised on who did what and this proved a great talking point. We also had photos of different projects that been achieved over the last few years and money that had been accessed from S106 monies.
Councillor G Steady
Attended Resources and Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee meeting on 18th March where the following items were covered:
- Financial performance v budget and long term financial forecast.
- Review of the year and the work programme for 2019/20.
Councillor K Yallop
Attended Community Leadership Overview and Scrutiny Meeting on 4th March 2019.