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.”