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Westfield Survey results: Beaconsfield, Gladstone, Milner, School, Severus & Howe Streets

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Last week your local Labour team were out surveying residents in this area and picking up local concerns and issues.
 
After speaking to residents last week we have taken action on the following issues:
 
  • We have asked the council to clean the back lanes
  • We have reported the road surface down Severus Street to the council as needing resurfacing and several pot holes need filling
  • We are considering a petition for you to sign, to put gates at the end of the back lanes to prevent fly tipping
  • We are investigating what charity funding grants are available to set up new activities for children and young people in the area
  • We are considering a petition to Biffa and local businesses because rubbish is continuing to be left in the back lane behind Beaconsfield Street
  • We will talk to the council and the police about what can be done to stop cars parking on the pavement  on Green Lane as they make it difficult for people to use the pavement, particularly those with pushchairs or mobility scooters
  • We will talk to First and the Council about the location of the bus terminal on Green Lane as you have told us it causes problems for traffic trying to get past
  • We reassured residents that York Labour has rejected proposals to reduce grey waste collection to every 3 or 4 weeks.
     
Results of the survey are as follows:
 
You said the Acomb Shopping Centre is important to you
  • Locally Labour has already invested £40,000 to improve the area with new benches, planters and removing old railings. Labour has also reduced business rates for empty shops to encourage new businesses to the area.
  • Your Westfield Labour team have some fresh ideas and are keen to trial specialist markets and pop-up shops to try and match the success of 'Bishy Road'.
You said the Street Environment is important to you
  • The main concern you raised was dog fouling and we can see this is a problem in the area. That's why York Labour has invested an additional £300,000 in the Council's enforcement team, working with the Police to have Neighbourhood Enforcement Officers patrolling the city.
  • Please help us stamp out anti-social behaviour by reporting incidences of graffiti, fly-tipping and dog fouling to your Westfield Labour team.
You said that Lower Energy Bills are important to you
  • Locally Labour has introduced a Big Community Energy Switch which has saved people an average of £169 per year.
  • Nationally Labour has pledged to freezes energy bills until 2017 and reform the broken energy market.

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