Pip Hazelton and Mel Dawkins have been litter picking up your way and listening to you about the things that matter.
Pip has stopped taking her granddaughter to the play park because the swings were taken down months ago and STILL haven’t been replaced:
“I’ve noticed lots of children have these new scooters and I’m worried that the lack of action by the council in sorting out the parking at the junction by the green, means that there could be a serious accident before long”.
Mel has seen how the worn-down speed bumps and neglected road surfaces make the estate look uncared for as well as being a safety issue:
“The verges and pavements need better maintenance too. This could be a much nicer place to live if the councils just got their act together”.
Your current County and City Councillors don’t seem to have been able to get these things sorted!
Walking and cycling around the centre of our City should be safe, healthy and enjoyable. But currently it isn’t.
Two main reasons are:
- Polluting traffic causing poor air quality especially around the level crossing in St Dunstan’s, London Road and St Peter’s Place.
- Speeding vehicles and lack of cycling provision deter local people from leaving their cars at home for shorter journeys
Pip Hazelton will promote walking and cycling by
- Working on routes into and across the citybased on Canterbury Labour’s ‘Top 10 Walking and Cycling Asks’.
- Ensuring the cross-party initiative for 20mph zones is fully implemented and extended
- Creating more cycle racks and electric car charging points– taking over under-used council owned car parking spaces where necessary.
- Working with existing environmental and other community groupsto maximise buy in.