Parking Consultation

It was useful to view the parking plans for the Pleasant/Hartington Road area and the area around Beresford/Burnaby Road.  The plans involve resident parking permits, which will allow residents to park more easily in their roads. Currently residents have to fight for spaces as they are taken up by people working locally or by tourists.

 These plans come off the back of months of campaigning with offices at the council about the problems residents face.

 Residents will be able to view the plans for themselves on Wednesday 22nd June – 6-8 and Saturday 25th June 10-2 at The Kursaal.  It would be very helpful for residents to comment and get involved in the consultation.

 These schemes are long overdue and hopefully if implemented will make life a lot easier for residents

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City Beach Discussions

Councillors Robin and Burdett met with Council officers to discuss the new City Beach development.  On the agenda was health and safety which Kursaal Ward Conservative Councillors had requested.

Blaine and Louise put forward that a ‘risk assessment’ be carried out on the area as residents have mentioned their fears over safety in some parts of the area.  Possible ideas for the future use of the space was also discussed.   Cllr Burdett said: “This is a great development and has transformed this area.  We just now need to make sure that it fulfills its full potential”.

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A busy day campaigning in Kursaal Ward. Grateful for the support of our local residents which remain strong and supportive of our action for them.

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Assisting Residents with Alleyways

Cllrs Burdett and Robin helped a resident in Kursaal ward with an alleyway at the side of his home.  This particular alleyway was full of rubbish and was an eyesore for residents whose homes backed onto the area.  The huge tree was blocking light for homes.  Now the area is free of rubbish and the tree is no longer there. 

It is great to see residents taking a care for their neighbourhood!

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On the Campaign Trail

The campaign trail is hotting up in Kursaal ward and a good day was enjoyed by all who helped deliver at the weekend.  A huge thanks to all who are helping.

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Parking nightmare could be over thanks to Kursaal Ward Candidate

Residents in Swanage Road, Southend will have their troubled

Parking in the street is difficult, with frequent crowding and residents often struggling to get a space to park their vehicles in the road. Mr Austin has been out and about on the streets of Kursaal ward over the past months, and has noticed the parking situation on Swanage Road is a particular issue.  Alongside Kursaal Ward Councillors, Louise Burdett and Blaine Robin, Mr Austin has decided to take firm action to get something done by the Council to make life easier for residents and is collecting signatures on a petition to lobby the Council for controlled parking in the road. Such a system could see tighter controls on non-residents parking in the road through the use of a permit system.

“This is exactly the sort of change the people in this road need”, said Mr Austin. “It is completely within the Council’s ability to change the system and improve parking, which will improve living conditions for the people who live in Swanage Road. It is a straight-forward change which will make a lot of difference.”

Residents are supportive of the actions being taken by Mr Austin, and welcome his support on the issue. On resident commented: “I think it is marvellous what Neil is doing and the passion he shows to improve people’s lives – we hope the Council makes the right choice to take action on this.”

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Working with Residents for a cleaner, greener, safer environment

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