We are all aware of the reduction in funding by central government. We all need to feel safe in our local community. We would welcome more policing and the Lib Dems are pressing for adequate funds for our bobbies and a better use of resources. This may not be easily achieved, but together we can promote safer communities giving more help for Neighbourhood Watch Schemes. If you’d like to get involved, please register your interest here
I share local residents concern about the parking chaos and litter problems caused by the Tesco Express. We all need local shops, but when the plans come forward the Council need to ensure changes in shop usage are a ‘good fit’ in the area they are sited. They should not cause the chaos we see at the Vernon Avenue / London Road junction – seven days a week! This has been ongoing since Tesco’s opened, now is a time for a fresh pair of hands to deal with this local problem. I will work with residents and both the District Council and Essex County Council to try and solve the problem.
Bad parking can be a real issue in our already congested town. Local hotspots for bad parking in our area extend from
It seems a never ending list of the odd few leaving their cars in the place where car’s really shouldn’t be left. The problem can really intensify at peak times, and I’ve witness a few occasions car’s being damaged in the Tesco Express car park due to sheer overcrowding and inconsiderate parking.
I’d like to see more regular patrols by parking enforcement in our area to send a clear message that we need to think a little bit more about where and how we park our cars.