Out and about for political, rather than Council, related reasons. It is fair to say that there were mixed responses. That visit alone would have hit home for anyone, in the unlikely event that nothing had thus far, just how much damage the MPs expenses has caused. If I were to become the MP for Feltham and Heston, the scale of the task in trying to restore faith is massive. It will probably be no different for any other MP after the next General Election. For me, there is a mixture of anger and saddness that things have got this bad.
Things also remain bad with the parade of shops in Beavers. I have already posted twice about this location on my blog. Here is the latest:
I agree with those residents who stated that the above conditions are totally unacceptable. Where the Council has a locus to interfere, I will do all that I can to secure action and there has been some thus far. Where it is found that the Council does not have a legal remit, I will ponder on that and consider it something any MP would have to determine whether it is simply to be regretted or whether it is an example of the need for some legislative change? A report of the above will be made first thing in the morning.
The postive news for me – a bit like when I last posted about Beavers – is:
- the issue of overgrowth outside surestart (next door) was being resolved through the Community Payback team on the day;
- The Estate run by Places for People is hugely impressive to me. The grass verges are probably the best maintained for any Council Estate or area run by a Registered Social Landlord that I have seen;
- Some other excellent facilites (see below)
There are other reasons for being optimistic. The facilities at the local primary school are also second to none as is the building in the second picture below. The first picture is another of one of the grass verges
Would like to know when the following was painted. I am not generall into art but even I can tell that those involved are very talented. I know that the Feltham and Heston Conservative Association Chairman, Tony Viney, will be pleased at the historical references.
One very nice man gave me permission to take a picture of something he had set up in his front garden:
There will be some more things that I will report. First, some tagging (same building):
The following was fly tipped in Chinchilla Drive – not sure if this is a matter for Places for People or the Council but I will find out: