Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Whitton Rest Room Safe Under the Conservatives

At the Full Council meeting on Tuesday 26th November the Conservative administration confirmed that Whitton's rest room, so important to our town's senior citizens, is safe and will remain so under its library improvement scheme.

Following a spurious petition by local opposition groups suggesting Whitton Library was to be axed, a claim that was roundly rejected at the Council, Whitton's Conservative Councillor Gareth Elliott sought to allay fears regarding the rest stop by a asking question about its future. 

Cllr Pamela Fleming, Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning, replied that she recognised the important function this service provides to Whitton's senior citizens and that it would continue to form a central part of Whitton's library plans going forward.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Conservative Cllr and Candidates run for Whitton's Christmas Lights

Left to Right - Grant Healy, Marc Hope
 & Cllr Gareth Elliott
Whitton's Conservative Councillor, Gareth Elliott, and two candidates for next year's local election, Grant Healy and Marc Hope, got into the spirit of Christmas to help raise money for Whitton's seasonal lights by entering the Christmas Lights Up Fun Run. While Marc admittedly did the actual running Gareth and Grant entered the slightly less energetic walk.

All three had a great day out and after the run enjoyed meeting with local people, businesses and even caught sight of Santa. Later on, after a glass of mulled wine, Gareth, Grant and Marc finished the day by watching the turning on of Whitton's Christmas lights.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Community Road and Pavements Fund – You Decide

Is your road or pavement in need of repair. Now is the time to nominate your road or pavement to be included as part of the on-going highways maintenance across the Borough. As part of our drive to improve the environment of the Borough, and after listening to your priorities as part of the ‘All in One’ survey consultation, the Conservative run Council implemented an annual community road and pavement fund of £35,000 to allow resident to nominate their suggestions for the streets most in need within your village area.

The closing date for nominations is 13th December 2013.

Cllr Gareth Elliott, Whitton Ward Councillor, said: “Highways maintenance continues throughout the Borough but we recognise that the schedule can run over many years. The Conservatives recognise that roads and pavements are a clear priority for our residents so we have created this £35,000 community annual fund to allow residents the chance to nominate a road or pavement to jump up the queue. If you have a road or pavement that you think is in particular need please submit your suggestion using the link below.”

Submit your suggestion for your village area online or fill in a paper copy, available at the Civic Centre or any local library.