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Residents fight back

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”


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Petition – Keep our Kursaal streets clean

Following on from this post and from the huge numbers of residents that have raised the issue on the doorstep, I have decided to put together a petition to see if we can put some pressure on Southend Borough Council to install more dog waste bins on the streets of the Kursaal Ward.

If you also feel strongly about this, and would like to sign the petition, please click here

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