Kursaal residents helped to organise an excellent fundraiser for the Help for Heroes campaign.
The Sutton Arms Pub was packed with people to help raise money for this cause. The contestants from Essex Got Talent were also there, which helped to make the evening really enjoyable, the singers and bands were excellent and some of the dares were very funny. A local resident Sylvia Hallett managed the raffle, which had donations from local businesses and our local MP, James Duddridge.
There was a great atmosphere in the pub with people of all ages having a really good time, supporting a great cause. Hopefully a lot of money was raised as well.
Kursaal Conservatives had a huge election day effort. Thank you so much for all the help and support with the campaign. We have had a diverse group of people join the campaign along the way who are now part of the team, this has been a real boost to the community. Thank you to all and now the hard work begins!
Conservative-led initiative sees Kursaal residents signing up to fight back against the crime and disorder that leaves many afraid to leave their homes.
A ‘street surgery’ organised by Louise Burdett – who is hoping to be elected Conservative Councillor for the Kursaal ward on May 6 – collected hundreds of signatures on a petition calling for a targeted campaign against aggressive, intimidating and destructive activity in the area.
The 27-year old teacher has a track-record in tackling anti-social behaviour; having once caught a mugger attacking a lady, managed to fight him off and return £200 to the victim. Louise received a bravery award for her actions, and says “I would act like this again in a heartbeat if I had to. As members of a community we need to speak up and act, people should not just accept things or live in fear. This experience is one of the reasons why I feel so strongly about tackling this issue.”
Louise adds, “The majority of residents live peacefully together – but it only takes a handful to cause unrest. We must think creatively about how we can tackle abusive and destructive behaviour in Kursaal. Residents should not have to live in fear – we have lovely roads in Kursaal with great community spirit. None of us not want this ruined by a mindless few, we need to work together to find a solution. That’s why I’ve established ‘Supporting the Community through Action’ as a forum for working together for positive change. You can find out more at http://www.louise4kursaal.com.”