On Friday Councillor Keli Watts and myself spent most of the afternoon walking around William Knibb Ward with council officers, the police and someone from the County Council’s Highways contractors pointing out things that need repairing or replacing.

Lots of lists were made, and promises and suggestions spoken. Our job is to now follow up on these comments and make sure the council follow through on their promises. It’s important that things like vandalism, broken street furniture, dog mess etc are dealt with because if an area looks shabby, it makes people feel shabby, and leads to shabby behaviour.