Sunday, 13 November 2011

Community spirit is alive and well

Being a parish councillor isn't all about getting fly tipping cleaned up and street lights repaired, I had a phone call this afternoon about a lady who's been sitting on the cold, wet footpath in the same spot in Birchmore for the last two days.

The police have been to see her to make sure she's ok, she's known to them as she has some mental health issues and they are taking her home and will keep an eye on her.

This is the kind of community spirit that does exist in Brookside but is often overshadowed by the negative aspects of of living in Brookside such as antisocial behaviour and crime levels (which are actually not as bad as people perceive them to be but that's one for another day).  It's good to see people in Brookside looking out for each other.