LABOUR councillors in Greenlands and Woodrow have been piloting a new ‘Labour Engages’ campaign, meeting residents on street surgeries, schools and local churches, community events and more.
“Our new style of campaigning is working well – we have had several meetings now and have been able to chat to well over 500 residents,” said Coun Joe Baker.
” We have taken on board a number of important issues regarding hospital parking, planning applications, anti social behaviour, issues with drugs and much more.
“I believe this is the way forward for us councillors, and also for the local Labour party, we have to start listening and acting on behalf of our residents, that’s why I stood as councillor to help local residents and to bring Labour party values to our communities.”
His colleague Coun Wanda King added: “the problem we are having is more and more people are now being affected by austerity and government cuts and this is evident by the comments we are receiving about services.”
Coun Jenny Wheeler emphasised the importance of attending the meetings: “Your views are so important – we can act on these issues when we are informed, and we will update you with results as we go on with the engagements.”
Councillor Baker said: “Our next meeting will be held at the Woodrow Library, Thursday, July 18, at 6.30pm.
“The police will be joining us as well to tackle the policing issues, please join us for a cuppa and a chat, come and get to know us and see how we are engravings local Labour Councillors and members.”