Staple Tye councillor teams up with Berecroft Residents Association to offer monthly surgeries

General / Mon 15th Nov 2021 at 10:00am

CLLR Alastair Gunn, elected to the Staple Tye ward in May, has announced that he will be beginning monthly ward surgeries in Berecroft, after reaching an agreement with the Berecroft Residents Association to use their base at 65 Berecroft.

65 Berecroft is a property on the Berecroft estate that is reserved for community use. After being disrupted by the pandemic restrictions and lockdowns, the Berecroft Residents Association has been working hard to restore it to regular use.

The venue will be offering regular craft, sewing and book swap sessions. There will also be weekly opportunities to meet the local police and following lobbying by ward Councillors including Cllr Gunn, Citizens Advice will be using the venue for monthly outreach sessions to the south end of Harlow.

Cllr Gunn’s surgeries will be at 12pm on the third Friday of every month.

Berecroft Residents Association representative Zulqar Cheema said, “We are pleased Cllr Gunn has chosen to host his monthly surgery in Berecroft and welcome the support he has shown to the Berecroft Residents Association for assisting & helping to keep 65 Berecroft available for use by the local community.”

Cllr Alastair Gunn added, “It’s important local Councillors make themselves as available as possible to those they have been elected to represent and serve.

“I’m delighted the Berecroft Residents Association have been kind enough to offer me regular use of 65 Berecroft, a great asset for the estate and its community, and would urge anyone with a problem they think I might be able to help with to come along.”

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