Monday, November 23, 2009

Working with the PCSOs

I had a very interesting and rewarding evening on Wednesday. I joined the local PCSOs, Jessica Read and Nicola Simmons, at Morrisons. We were doing a survey of the problems residents feel we have in the neighbourhood. It was a surprise to find that most had little or no problems. What was most rewarding was that they all said that they liked living here. One young man said he had moved from a Kent village and had been really nervous of moving here. But he has been a resident now for a couple of years and is really happy.

The problems that did come out were what I think you would all imagine. Litter, and nuisance motorbikes. The graffiti problem is not quite so bad. It has not gone away, in fact I have been out lately cleaning it off. The really large areas are still being reported and the graffiti busting team at the council are doing a good job. Even though there are improvements in the area the only way to keep improving is for us to know what problems people are having. So please let the police or Matt and I know. We cannot work miracles but we can try and help.

Our two PCSOs are really nice and very hard working girls. So when you see them please say hello. Most local children know them as they pop into the schools and introduce themselves. They have helped raise money for Sure Start at Kingfisher School, so you see they are very much part of our community.
If you need to contact the PCSOs there is a link on the blog.
posted by Pat

Friday, November 06, 2009

November 2009 Surgery

It is the Princes Park surgery tomorrow (7th November).
Cllr Pat Gulvin will be your host and she will be available between 10-11am.
The surgery is in the usual venue: Christ the King Church, Dove Close.
No appointment is necessary, if you have a local issue you need to discuss, just turn up!.
posted by matt bright.

Brendon Avenue Re-surfacing

Letters have been sent to local residents of Brendon Avenue informing them that the road is due to be re-surfaced.
The details are as follows;
  • Work will commence on Friday 13th November.
  • Works are programmed to be completed within 2 working days.
  • The road will be closed between 9-30am to 3-30pm.
  • On street parking will be restricted during the working hours.


posted by matt bright

Planning Applications

Here are the latest planning applications for the Princes Park Area.
posted by matt bright

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Housing Advice Drop In

Housing Advice Drop in at the Sunlight Centre, Richmond Road, Gillingham.

Are you privately renting or a home owner?

The team from Private Sector Housing are coming to The Sunlight Centre, Richmond Road, Gillingham for two days to help answer any question and offer advice.

On 24th and 26th November 2009 - 9am - 4pm

Council staff will be available to give advice and information on the following subjects:

Financial assistance for housing repairs for home owners

Advice and assistance for tenants of privately rented accommodation

Energy Efficiency in the home

If you are unable to attend but would still like some advice please contact Private Sector Housing Team on 01634 333066 (Maggie White)

posted by Pat