Cllr Bob Renton reports back on another busy year for the Dene FOCUS Team Dear Resident, It has been a busy year. M important local issues. It any of you have been in touch about ha work with local groups s been great to help so many residents and to to keep Dene Ward a gr eat place to live. On 7th May 2015 tw o day – the General Elect separate elections will take place on the same io working councillor to repr n AND the local election to choose a hardes asking for your support in ent Dene Ward on the City Council. I am re Team’s record of nearly -electing me to help maintain the Focus 30 years of service here locally. Unlike the other parties, we here all year round worki don’t just appear at election time - we are ng Liberal Democrats believ for you and putting Dene Ward first. e in in the decisions that are m involving local people as much as possible ad you think needs to be done e , so please continue to let us know what . please give me your suppor If you like this level of service & action, t on May 7th. Councillor Bob Renton WORKING HARD across Dene Ward all year round Over the past year, the FOCUS Team have dealt with a large number of local issues that affect the quality of our area, including grass cutting problems, overhanging branches, Japanese knotweed, potholes,cracked pavements, litter , dog mess, lack of ground maintenance on our estates, parking and planning issues. We’ve got agreement for a No Cold Calling Zone in High Heaton & are working with Age Concern to start exercise classes for older people to reduce their risk of falls. With flood alleviation work in High Heaton nearly complete, Bob, Wendy & Karen have asked for Northumbrian Water to make sure they repair all the damage caused & keep to their previous commitments to Cragside School. We have also worked with local residents to prevent the closure of High Heaton Library & the Woodlands Sure Start Centre & to provide more community activities at the Woodlands Centre. STANDING UP for Dene Ward at the City Council Newcastle Liberal Democrat Councillors opposed Labour’s budget for 2015 including their inflation-busting Council Tax rise and cuts to the Night Noise service and road & pavement repairs. BOB, WENDY & KAREN worked with residents & successfully petitioned the Council for a permanent school crossing patrol on Dovedale Gardens. We made sure residents will be fully consulted over planned flood prevention works on Church Green & the Fairways Estate & we’ve challenged North Tyneside Council over their lack of consultation with residents over work at Four Lane Ends. We’ve also collected petitions over unpopular planning proposals, such as a flood-lit football field at St Mary’s School. We have made sure the Council continues to support the Fairways Allotments , which was the first allotment site designed for people with disabilities, and which is providing flowers for planters across our area Keeping IN TOUCH with local residents across Dene Ward OUR COMMITMENT: To work hard for local residents all year round To stand up for Dene ward at the City Council To always keep in touch with local residents For nearly 30 years, the Dene ward Focus Team have kept in touch regularly with our popular FOCUS newsletters, delivered free to every house across the area. Unlike the other parties, we keep in touch all year round - we don’t just appear at election time. We listen to your views, finding out about your concerns and priorities, by knocking on doors, conducting surveys and holding regular meetings and surgeries in venues across Dene Ward. You can get in touch with us easily by telephone or email and we can keep you even more upto-date online through the Newcastle Lib Dem web site & Dene Ward Facebook page All our contact details are printed on the back page of this edition of FOCUS.
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