Town Councillor, Laura Dillon and Newcastle Borough Councillor, Sarah Pickup are calling for an important footpath to be adopted and repaired. The footpath between Poplar Drive and Windmill Avenue is supposed to serve the local community as a safer route to St. Thomas’ Primary School. In recent years, the path has been neglected and the wooden sleepers, used to hold up part of the walk way, have begun to rot. Parents and children are avoiding the footpath, citing that it is too dangerous to walk up or down.
Laura Dillon said: “More and more parents are dropping their children off to school in their vehicles because they fear using the footpath between Poplar Drive and Windmill Avenue. It’s slippy and I know parents and children have fallen on several occasions. I would like Staffordshire County Council to help fix the path so that it can be made safe. Why cant these routes be adopted when there is such an obvious benefit to the community? I will continue to push for some answers and I am also looking into whether we can apply for some community funding to put the problem right.”
Cllr Pickup said: “More and more people are using their cars these days, but we need to encourage walking to school if at all possible. Parents will not take up walking schemes with their children if the roads and footpaths are dangerous. The local authority really needs to get a grip and put much needed investment into our local highways.”
(Published and promoted by Kyle Robinson of 88 Newchapel Road, Kidsgrove, Stoke-on-Trent, ST7 4RT on behalf of Laura Dillon of 42 Hillary Road, Kidsgrove, Stoke-on-Trent, ST7 4DP)
NEWCASTLE BOROUGH COUNCIL ELECTIONS 2015
My name is Sarah Pickup and I am writing to ask for your support. I am standing as the Labour candidate in the Newcastle Borough Elections for the Ravenscliffe ward. I need your vote on Thursday 7th may.
I have lived in Kidsgrove most of my life and I am proud of my home town. I have served as a local school governor for over 20 years and learnt a great deal about our education system. I am also a college lecturer at Staffordshire University.
I would like the opportunity to serve as your Councillor to fight for local residents, young and old. I will focus on keeping council tax low, tackling anti-social behaviour, protecting our green spaces, help to boost apprenticeships and improve housing conditions.
Since Conservative controlled Staffordshire County Council closed down all of Kidsgrove’s youth clubs, young people have complained they have nowhere to go. Youth clubs are a vital intervention in young lives. This service gave young people the chance to socialise in a safe environment as well as get advice on health and well-being issues. I will help lead the fight to obtain funding for a new local youth service. This will ensure young people are safe in the evenings and not hanging around on our streets. Young people are our future.
I have been angry and frustrated with the Tory County Council refusing to invest much needed funds into Kidsgrove Sports Centre. The building has been left to rot and I want to be a key player, scrutinising the council and I will fight for every single penny that Kidsgrove deserves. I wont be a sitting duck if elected. I will be a thorn in the side of the local authority and hold decision makers to account. Kidsgrove deserves a state of the art sports centre.
I have always had a strong belief that we should give something back in life and I would like the opportunity to serve you. A vote for me will be the PICKUP this ward needs.
As the local candidate, I know some of the main issues affecting the area include dog fouling, litter, speeding traffic, parking and the cost of living. As your Labour Councillor, I will be the problem solver this area so desperately needs. You can trust me to speak up for the area and never remain silent when local people need me.
You can help by voting Pickup on Thursday 7th May. Please use your vote for Labour.
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Published and promoted by Kyle robinson of 88 Newchapel Rd, Kidsgrove, ST7 4RT on behalf of Labour’s Sarah Pickup.