Today (Thursday 28 September) Sumel Chowdhury, community campaigner in St Thomas ward, went on a walkabout around the neighbourhood with Stephen Morgan, Portsmouth South’s Member of Parliament.
The walk around of the streets north of Elm Grove enabled the pair to see firsthand recent issues raised by local residents and community groups so that action can be taken by the appropriate agency.
Fly tipping is one local issue raised by local residents, and in particular the regular dumping of domestic rubbish down the alleyway between Elm Grove and Belmont Street. Sumel has subsequently reported recent incidents to the city council so the alleyway can be cleaned up.
Sumel Chowdhury said: “Residents have raised with me the constant mess and fly tipping we’ve seen in the alleyways near Cottage Grove school. It is completely unacceptable as key walking routes to this local school.
It was good to take a walk around the community with our local MP, Stephen Morgan, today and following up the concerns with the council. I will always work hard for this community and stand with them to tackle issues affecting neighbourhood”.
Stephen Morgan MP added: “Local groups such as the East St Thomas residents’ forum are bringing the community together to tackle every day issues and make this special part of Portsmouth even better.
Sumel and I will continue to listen to local concerns and take action until we see an improvement in fly tipping levels and our community is cleaned up”.
This article is part of a series based around our Plan for Affordable Housing which you can read more about here.
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This article is part of a series based around our Plan for Affordable Housing which you can read more about here .
To sign the petition supporting our Plan for Affordable Housing click here .
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