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Church Langley resident still campaigning for improvements to area

Communities / Sat 19th Sep 2020 am30 09:47am

BEFORE lockdown, Church Langley resident, Nicola Purse was leading a campaign to ensure funding was released for improvements to her area.

On Thursday, Mrs Purse was back in front of the council (virtually) still looking for answers.

Nicola Purse to Councillor Danny Purton (Portfolio Holder for Environment):

Following consideration of my petition at Full Council on 11 July last year, the Council approved ten projects totalling £133,400 to improve the landscaping in Church Langley. One year on, can you tell me how many projects have been delivered and how much has been spent?

Reply from Councillor Danny Purton (Portfolio Holder for Environment):

The schemes set out in the report were based on a discussion between Councillor Simon Carter and Officers, appeared reasonable and were given budget estimates by from the Environment Client team.

Councillor Simon Carter was engaged in discussion with Officers about practical implementation of the proposed schemes, which should be given priority, what precise works should be done in practice, land ownership and interaction with other prosed schemes. It was agreed anticipated that practical works could be carried out during 2020/21.

Unfortunately no further progress with any of the schemes has been made since the need to respond to Covid-19 crisis.

However the funding remains available and the Council will continue to pursue these schemes or schemes of a like nature within the approved budget envelope as circumstances permit.

The full item can be followed from the ninth minute onwards.

Comments

Pete

What a poor response from Cllr. Purton – he had something like seven months to carry out the required work before “lockdown” started!      I am not a Conservative supporter, as such, but appreciate what Nicky Purse and Cllr. Carter are endeavouing to accomplish on behalf of Church Langley residents.     After all it is OUR money that HDC have held back for many years.

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1 Comment for Church Langley resident still campaigning for improvements to area:

Pete
2020-09-20 12:23:27

What a poor response from Cllr. Purton - he had something like seven months to carry out the required work before "lockdown" started! I am not a Conservative supporter, as such, but appreciate what Nicky Purse and Cllr. Carter are endeavouing to accomplish on behalf of Church Langley residents. After all it is OUR money that HDC have held back for many years.

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