Local Councillors Visit Jaunty Way Shops

Birley Ward Councillors visited the Jaunty Way shopping area on Monday morning with officers to look at issues residents have raised. We have reported the over flowing bin to be emptied. Councillors were pleased to see staff from the Co-op emptying the two bins outside the shop. The councillors will be contacting shop owners to see how we can work together we can help improve the area. We will post more information on this shortly.

Get involved with the next Birley Blitz litter picking event

On Saturday 21st March the next Birley Blitz litter picking event will be taking place around the Birley Spa area. Volunteers led by your local Birley Ward Councillors will be meeting at 10am outside Birley Spa Primary School.

This will be the 7th Birley Blitz litter picking event to take place and all volunteers are welcome. The event will finish around 12pm and all equipment will be provided. If you’d like to get involved please contact Councillors Denise, Bryan or Karen, or meet us on the day.


What:  Birley Blitz litter picking event

When:  Saturday 21st March at 10am

Where:  Meeting at Birley Spa Primary School

Who:  You can join in with other local volunteers led by your local Councillors

How:  Contact Councillors Denise, Bryan and Karen for more information, or simply turn up on the day – all equipment will be provided

In a Rush to Clear Litter!

A local resident raised concerns about the litter and general debris that is accumulating in the car park of the former Frecheville pub. He contacted his local councillors as he felt that the problem was likely to encourage further fly tipping if it wasn’t dealt with. “There is a piece of legislation, the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act, that gives local authorities powers to ensure land owners tackle litter and fly tipping on their land if it is becoming a blight” commented Cllr Lodge “I raised this with the SE Community Assembly team who passed this site on to Tommy Rush, the assembly’s Environment Protection Officer. I’m pleased that Tommy has made contact with the current owners who have pledged to conduct a clean up”.  The clean up is anticipated to be done around the 18th December.

If you are aware of similar problems then please pass them on to your local councillors.