Braybrooke Ward report (January 2016)
Your local Borough Councillors Dominic Sabetian and Sue Beaney, together with your County Councillor Godfrey Daniel have been busy responding to Braybrooke residents’ concerns including:
- Getting paths cleared of leaves, litter and other mess, including : Fox Walk (linking the junction of Amherst Road and Priory Avenue with Lower Park Road), Langham Path (connecting Baldslow Road and Elphinstone Road) and the twitten in Sherwood Close leading to Elphinstone Road.
- Having abandoned, dangerously parked and untaxed vehicles removed from Laton Road, Priory Close and Braybrooke Road.
- Getting road signs and markings improved in Barnfield Close and Selmeston Close, and at the junction of Hughenden Road and Parker Road, as well as getting faded lines repainted at the Park Gates roundabout in St Helens Road and at the pedestrian crossing near the junction of Braybrooke Road and Lower Park Road, thus enhancing the safety of residents.
- Working with council officers and Network Rail for the improvement of the Bethune Way underpass near the lower ends of Braybrooke Road and Lower Park Road.
- Assisting residents in Baldslow Road, St Helens Road and Wykeham Road to get blocked drains in their streets cleared by the County Council,
- Having overhanging trees and vegetation cut back in Amherst Road, Lower Park Road, Braybrooke Terrace and Quarry Road as well as getting the very large trees coppiced in St James’s Road.
- Working with the Council’s renowned ‘Grotbuster’ team getting unsightly buildings in Braybrooke Road, St Helens Road and Elphinstone Road all spruced up.
- Successfully opposing at the Council’s Planning Committee, aided by petitions and dozens of objections from residents, plans for an inappropriate development at the corner of Linton Road and Winterbourne Close.
As well as these examples, we have achieved lots of other changes for the better – removal of flytips and graffiti, repairing non-working streetlights, clearing steps. We have also helped residents with missed bin collections and getting white lines marked across their driveways. We can’t promise to always succeed but we certainly promise to always try!
THE POCKET PARK
Last year events included an Easter Egg Hunt, Play Hastings, Mosaic Workshop, Pocket Park Pixies,
Rainbow Day and Winter Wonderland, as well as gardening and fundraising. Our small band of intrepid volunteers continue to make all this possible! Do come and join them as well as “Liking” their Facebook page.
Do drop in and see our Pocket Park for yourself – access between 4 and 6 Hughenden Road!
We now have an enthusiastic group of Friends of Linton Gardens and are planning events for the coming year. We hope this will include Playdays for all the family, plus other pop- up events.
If you have any ideas for bringing this lovely park back into the bustling space it used to be, do please join us. Just contact Councillor Sue Beaney for further details.
In the run up to the Borough Council elections in May we will be calling on every household in the ward. If you are not on the electoral register then do get yourself on it (it also can help with your credit rating); this can be done by phoning Electoral Services on (01424) 451087 or going online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.
If there are other matters which concern you please do not hesitate to contact us.