Saturday, 24 October 2009

Issues around the Hemans estate – reported

Your Local Labour action team has been out and about on the Hemans Estate and surrounding roads talking to residents. Residents tell us they are backing Labour to get things sorted in their area. Amongst the issues raised included graffiti, dumped rubbish, vermin, broken lighting and broken paving and bollards.

We are also aware of problems, including flooding in the Hemans Tenants Hall, where your local Labour team hold their regular monthly surgery for residents (details here).

Community campaigner Alex Bigham has written to the local police about antisocial behaviour concerns on the estate, and they plan a visit soon. Labour councillors are also maintaining a watch on the icensing committee for reports that Stockers pub is applying for a licence to 4.30am. Local residents have been concerned about this plan because of some anti-social behaviour by drinkers, though the pub is, for now, closed.

Your Labour team has reported all of the issues, and we hope they are sorted soon, pictured includes graffiti on Crimsworth Road, broken bollards on Fount Street and rubble from a broken wall on Clapham Road.

We will be keeping an eye on things to ensure progress.