Councillors Walking Surgery – “Really Successful”

At the moment we can’t hold regular surgeries in venues such as libraries or community centres, so Birley Councillors are planning a series of Walking Surgeries which means visiting areas of the ward and meeting people where they live.
Today Birley Ward councillors were out and about in the Hackenthorpe area. Karen, Denise and Bryan were joined by colleagues from Beighton and Mosborough Wards. They were also accompanied by Police Community Support Officers, Philip Clayton and Roger Shalome. This was an opportunity for residents to meet councillors and the PCSO’s and share any issues and concerns they have.
The Birley Councillors met and spoke with 17 people in just two hours and a variety of issues (such as speeding traffic, housing repairs, an abandoned car, inappropriate parking, tree maintenance, and grass verges) were brought to their attention. All issues raised are being followed up by the councillors (or the PCSO’s) and, although they can’t promise to resolve issues in every case, they will be working with relevant departments to try and sort out any problems.
Councillor Karen McGowan said “I think this morning’s exercise was very successful and it was great to meet so many people from the ward. We are now planning the next walking surgery and, wherever that is we will let residents know in advance.”
In the meantime, if you have concerns to raise with councillors please get in touch using the contact details on the Birley Ward Councillors facebook page or on our website:
http://birleywardlabourparty.org.uk/