Councillor Blog - Louise Gittins - June 2015
|Author: Cllr Louise Gittins||Published: 1st June 2015 15:52|
In her latest blog for AboutMyArea CH64 readers, Cllr Louise Gittins says - back to normal at last!
Cllr Louise Gittins
After the roller coaster of the elections, nearly a month ago now, I have at last settled back down to being a ward councillor.
Firstly I would like to say how honoured I was to be re-elected as ward councillor for Little Neston and Burton and look forward to the next 4 years. In the year leading up to the election a small team and myself came out door knocking, rain or shine and spoke to over 3500 residents. These conversations were really important as it helped me get to know the community. We've had a little break from this but will be carrying on in the coming months.
I am also going to be doing weekly ward walks and so far have done a couple and reported fly tipping and hedges which appear to have gone crazy. There is also a lot of dog poo about: watch this space for news of the launch of the ‘Pink Poo' campaign in the coming weeks!
I will be holding surgeries, with Cllr Andy Williams, on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the town hall from 10am to 12 noon. The first will be on 20th June and we will use the 2nd half this month's surgery, to update on the bus petition and the debate that will take place at full council in July. Our new MP, Justin Madders, will be attending these when he can and we will slot some extras ones in between (probably on Fridays but yet to be confirmed).
Last year we also had regular Market Stalls, which we will continue to hold: but these will be more ad hoc. I pledged in my election campaign to hold community forums and will give more details of these in the months to come.
As well as local issues I am now Deputy Leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council and portfolio holder for Culture, Health and Well Being. In my future blogs I will update you on developments, one thing we are really keen to find out about is what you expect from your council and what you want us to do for you!
Cllr Louise Gittins