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Teamwork paying off

April 29, 2019 8:30 PM

Cllr Mike Carr said "This has been a very special year for me as Mayor. I've met lots of people doing amazing things for others. Small acts can make a big difference, especially when we work together. "Reporting something that is wrong can be the first step to making things better. So these examples show how people in our area are helping the Focus Team make things better for everyone."

Lib Dems working together means we achieve more for our area. Here are just a few recent examples of local people, the Focus Team and councillors working together.

Cllr Mike Carr and Preetinder Butter at the site of the new hoardingHow'd you feel if you were confronted by a large new hoarding at the end of your road? This happened recently to someone living on Rykneld Way. But an email to the Focus Team and a check by Team members Preetinder Butter and Mike Carr - and the hoarding should be gone shortly. Lib Dems believe that Good result!

A gate appeared at the end of Cheadle Close blocking the way into Clemson's Park. Martin (right) was one of three people who contacted Cllr Lucy Care within hours. The gate is hard to see and blocked the way for cyclists, people with pushchairs and wheelchairs. Lucy asked the Council to require Derwent Living, who put up the gate, to consider path users. Lowered kerbs have been added, reflective bands are still lacking.

Cllrs Mike Carr and Lucy Care at the new in Millennium Wood ()Until recently, Millennium Wood park had only one entrance - off Moorway Lane. The Wood is a wonderful area but one entrance meant it was underused. Cllr Mike Carr and fellow Lib Dems like Cllr Lucy Care wanted this to change.

Building the road from Heatherton to Highfields has been fraught with challenges. With local people, Focus Team members and councillors all involved. Local people have reported when the area was blocked for months, the junction priorities needed changing and now puddles forming at the crossing point. Thanks to all who have been in touch! Hopefully we're nearly there!

Remember the heavy rain last year? The ditches at the top of King George V Playing Fields filled and overflowed. Residents reported that water ran down through Swanmore Road estate gardens. Now the ditches have been cleared and crossing points improved. Thank you, Parks.

Residents in Mostyn Avenue have had more and more cars rushing through their street, despite it being an access only road. It's not an easy problem to solve, but Cllrs Mike Carr and Eric Ashburner have agreed that the first step is to get the almost missing 'Access Only' painted sign by Valley Road replaced. They have asked the Council to do this.

Next step may be to ask the Community Speedwatch to attend - another valuable part of the wider Littleover team.