Monthly Archives: April 2010

Keeping the Streets Clean

At election time all candidates like to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty – but Louise Burdett is doing that quite literally.

The 27 year old teacher, who is hoping to be elected Conservative Councillor for Kursaal on May 6, today (14 April) led a group of local residents cleaning four alley ways where rubbish had been fly tipped.

The group collected over twenty bags of rubbish from alleyways in Beresford Road,  Manilla Road, Stromness Road and from an alley which runs between Branksome and Boscombe Road. Everything collected to taken to Southend tip.

One resident taking part was Joseph Saunders of Carousel Steps, Woodgrange Estate. He said “It was great to see a candidate for Kursaal not only talking about issues – but actually mucking in doing something about things themselves. Louise has got my vote!”

Louise says It was great to see the community coming together to make their local environment better – we delivered flyers to all surrounding residents in advance of the day and invited them to help however, and had a great turnout. However I would prefer it if this sort of day didn’t need to take place – we need to ensure that these inconsiderate fly tippers are prosecuted to the full extent of the law.”

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Southend’s Green spaces

Meeting with Cllr Ian Robertson in Southchurch Hall Gardens.  Southend’s Conservative Council recently refurbished the toilets  and it was great to see parents and their children using these ‘clean’ facilities.  Southchurch Hall Gardens was full of people of all ages, enjoying one of Southend’s great green spaces!

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Fighting Fly Tipping!

Whilst walking around the streets in Kursaal and meeting and talking with residents, it is clear that people are fed up with rubbish being dumped.  This particular building (see photo) has been left for a long time now and has meant that it has been a hot spot for fly tipping, with people dumping unwanted items here.  Today I witnessed children thowing stones at the windows and breaking them.  I would like to see stronger fines imposed on fly tippers.  If elected this is an issue that I would  campaign for.

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Supporting Local Businesses

 A fantastic new ‘diner’ has opened up in Kursaal along the seafront – ‘Bobby Jo’s’ .  It was great to see the cafe buzzing.  In fact since it has opened it has enjoyed really good business.  It is great to see businesses in Southend riding the recession.  I wish them all the very best for the future.

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Out & about in Kursaal

Bringing the Conservative message to Kursaal residents

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On the Beat

It was good to see the police out today in the Kursaal ward, however this is a sight seen all too little.  A number of residents I spoke to commented how good it was to have a police presense, but we need more bobbies on the beat. 

If we are to combat anti-social behaviour we need more police on the street. Under this Labour Government, too much of our police men and womens time is spent on admin duties!

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