Councillor Kay’s Blog: Parking challenges, broken fencing, overgrown vegetation and lots of new committees

Politics / Fri 7th Oct 2022 at 08:42am

LAST month, I wrote about anti-social behaviour, its effects on the immediate community, and the impact on neighbours directly affected. Those neighbours live in a perpetual state of dread, gradually beginning to suspect that the situation will never improvement. But that’s not the case, is it? Not when the appropriate services become seriously involved, with me nipping at their heels. At stake are people’s wellbeing, happiness, their right to a decent quality of life.

It took quite a while, but things are now moving. All agencies (Police, Environmental Services, Housing) have attended a case conference at which relevant information was exchanged. Residents have been asked to consent to the use of info they’ve provided. A resolution now seems possible, though we’re certainly not there yet. I’ll have to stay in Jack Russell mode for a while yet, it seems.

As well as tackling local issues which include parking challenges, broken fencing and overgrown vegetation of various species, and others, I’ve been booked to attend Council ‘training’. To begin, tomorrow morning I’ve a session on Planning which will be good crack, I’m sure; soon I’ll be inducted to Audit and Standards. There’ll be more.

What else? I’ve just become a school governor (again). In a previous local councillor identity, I was education spokesperson: this new role gives me another opportunity to delve into the teaching/learning experience. I cannot wait. Unfortunately, I had to miss my first meeting because I’ve caught a nasty case of the lurgy. Just give me a few days, though….. I’ll be back!

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5 Comments for Councillor Kay’s Blog: Parking challenges, broken fencing, overgrown vegetation and lots of new committees:

2022-10-07 09:05:24

This woman is a complete windbag. Why does she keep writing nonsense? It is her party that left the town in a complete mess.

Danny Long
2022-10-07 16:44:39

She as a Labour councillor and this Tory administration need to concentrate on pruning the trees up to at least eight foot up so tall people like myself do not have to duck everytime we walk past them, then again the branches of the trees here in Harlow are dangling soo low they will even hit the tv presenterWarwick Davis on the head.this is the best time to get the trees in Harlow pruned.

2022-10-07 22:48:19

Okay, so what are you going to do about it then? Why are you just writing about things that residents already know are serious issues?

2022-10-08 09:12:11

Don't worry guys, when the Labour Government and Council take office in 2 years time, it'll all be ok, once the mess Liz makes has been cleared up!

David Forman
2022-10-09 11:54:19

Overgrown vegetation, what a laugh. The last Labour administration was the only council in Essex to allow the grass to grow to 1 metre tall during lockdown. Labour councillors suffer from short memory syndrome.

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