Another thank you: for electing all seven Lib Dem candidates to the parish council. Whilst this means we will have overall control of the council we aim to work for the benefit of everyone as closely as possible with the three independent and one Labour councillor also elected.
We are getting a great response on the doorstep, with many residents also contacting us by email to confirm they are supporting us.
We also hope to get elected to the Parish Council along with our Lib Dem colleagues Nigel Martin, Grenville Holland, Colin Hillary and Clive Beddoes.
Last years leaves along with this years weeds have now been completely cleared from Pity Me Front street after we intervened. Residents were sent letters asking them to move cars away from the pavement edge. The Council’s clean and green team have done a really good job of a difficult area which is always blocked by parked cars.
If there are any other areas where there are still rotting leaves on pavements or other similar issues please let us know so we can get them cleaned up quickly.
We have intervened over the replacement of the bus shelter at the Arnison Centre.
When it was taken out to carry out renovation works it was found to have rotted at the base of the posts.
We contacted the Council and a new, better shelter is being procured on behalf of the site owners and will be delivered in a month or so. I did ask if a temporary shelter could be provided but it looks like this is unlikely.
Houses in part of Pity Me which have been waiting a long time for better broadband are celebrating today after the BT cabinet we have fought so hard for finally went active!
Over the last two years as your Lib Dem councillors we have been battling to secure better broadband for residents on parts of Rosemount and Hag House.
We have had repeated meetings with BT Openreach and various County Council departments as well as conversations with Northern Powergrid. We even had to go the press over the issue.
We secured agreement for access to land at the Arnison Centre to install the electricity to the broadband box, negotiating, telephoning and repeatedly intervening with the owners of the Arnison Centre, their lawyers and site management.
We are convinced that without all of this intervention we would not have achieved this successful conclusion.
Residents can now contact their suppliers to upgrade/
We have been on our regular walkabouts and reported issues across the area, including trip hazards on pavements, potholes, build up of leaves and other rubbish on paths, flytipping to name a few.
Please do let us know if there are any areas which are not up to scratch so we can get action.
Following on from getting the raised crossing near Frankie and Bennies sorted, we have managed to get signs and crossing markings for the crossing point which runs to the Underpass and on to Rosemount estate and Lidl.
It took a few weeks to find out who was responsible and the helping hand of an example of how dangerous it was from a resident to get this sorted but we are grateful to Sainsbury’s for once again taking action to improve the area.
The other crossing point at KFC has also been remarked after our requests.
We ask motorists to take care at these crossings as they are very well used.
A few times in recent months we have raised concerns about the break up of various main roads in the area. Today some repair works have taken place on Pity Me Front Street as a result. We also asked for work on Car House Drive and will be checking if this has been done too. Let us know about any potholes or where roads are starting to break up and we will try to get the Council to take action.
Work underway in Pity Me this week: