Earlier today, I and my Cowick Labour colleagues were out talking to residents about issues affecting them – an operation we refer to as #LabourDoorstep.
We picked up many instances of casework:
1) Route of the P Bus – especially for residents with long-term illnesses
2) State of glass recycling bank at St Thomas Shopping Precinct
3) Uneven and damage pavement on Bowhay Lane
4) Abandoned cars with no current tax disc
6) Comments on the recent Cowick Street improvements in St. Thomas
In addition, we received one or two comments about never being seen around in the Ward.
Is this a fair comment? It probably would be if we were full-time councillor, but we’re not.
So how do we spend our time?
Well, dealing with the casework above and others that come to use from phone calls, e-mails, organised meetings with community groups and residents does take time, as do the regular schedule of council meetings and councillor briefings.
And each week I try to spend some time week walking around the Ward and riding the P bus talking to residents – but admittedly this is normally during the working day.
Presented below is a table of key facts about our ward: from the 2011 Census for Cowick.