On Saturday 1st December, two of your Labour District Councillors attended the monthly Labour Listens event at Cinderford Co-op. The aim in these events is to connect with the public, listen and act on your concerns. Below are the key concerns the public raised with Cllrs Max Coborn and Di Martin.
Issues for Cinderford Town Councillors to look into
Parking: People parking on double yellows, especially after 5.30 and in particular on Belle Vue Road. Need better enforcement.
Appearance and Refuse: Cinderford could be tidier. Partly fly tipping and there is some frustration amongst the town and parish councils that Oak Quarry Recycling Centre is now closed on Tuesdays to save money (Gloucestershire County Council decision) – Partly general appearance. Enforce tidy up notices to keep pavements clear of vegetation?
Grit bins in Forest Road
For District Councillors to Follow Up
Concern about planning application to turn Greyhound Pub on Popes Hill into a house and access from the hill to the bus stop. Application rejected so far. Cllr Bernie ONeill to follow up.
Promote local shops and businesses – this is a popular request.
The need for good quality and truly affordable housing for families and single people.
The next Labour Listens event in Cinderford will take place on Saturday 5th January 2019 at Cinderford Co-op and every first Saturday thereafter.