Saturday, 31 August 2013

Busy week reporting issues

I've been out leafleting all over Brookside this last week or so which means I've been busy reporting lots of issues to the council.

By far the biggest report I put in was Burtondale - I reported the whole street for fly tipping and a street cleansing crew should be going out to clear it up soon.  Burtondale looked like an abandoned street with all the fly tipping and litter, it must have been neglected for months.

I've reported the green bins that have been left out on Beaconsfield for about 3 months now.  The recycling people won't empty them because they've got soil and black bags in but they apparently haven't reported back to say they need something doing about them.  The grass cutters have mowed around them several times rather than moving them or reporting back that something needs doing about them.  This is why UKIP Telford & Wrekin will review the outsourcing arrangements the council has because we don't think taxpayers are getting value for money.

I've also reported abusive graffiti on a sign in Blakemore, an abandoned gas bottle by Brereton garages and the zigzags outside Windmill School that still haven't been repainted since the road was resurfaced even though I asked for them to be done two months ago as a priority.

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Food Bank collection point at Stirchley

Thanks to our hard working parish clerk, we now have a Food Bank collection point in the parish council offices.

I asked the clerk to make enquiries about having a collection point at the Sambrook Centre (also home to Stirchley library) at our last parish council meeting and the collection box was delivered a week or so ago.

There is a shopping list on the Telford Crisis Network website giving examples of things you might like to donate to the food bank or if you'd rather donate cash they can increase your donation by 2,000% via match funding from Shropshire Tutor and a warehousing company that will deliver food to the food bank for just 10% of its value.

If you are in need of the services of the food bank yourself then please get in touch (I'm a trusted referrer) and I'll talk you through the referral process.

Friday, 2 August 2013

Missing Elise Buckley found

This missing schoolgirl, Elise Buckley, has been found safe and well in Dawley after going missing a week ago in Birmingham.