This letter, from Andy Halliday, was originally published in The Week In East Bristol and North East Somerset on 4 August 2016.
During recent doorstep conversations our attention has been drawn to a number of concerns of Keynsham residents. These include the vexed issues of litter and street cleaning. This was particularly highlighted on the Federated and Park Estate shared parking areas where litter appears to be accumulating. Our attention was also drawn to problems along connecting public footpaths and walkways to garages.
I recall during my time as town councillor asking for replacement public bins following removals due to deterioration. At three sites in question, only one was renewed despite evidence from many residents of the need for all to be replaced.
Accompanying the concerns about litter are street sweeping queries. Again, these complaints seem more pronounced on the estates mentioned. Some residents have now taken matters into their own hands and we applaud the work of Keynsham Wombles.
Keynsham & Saltford Liberal Democrats have, as part of our mission statement, the engagement of the community and the protection of our environment. I would like to gauge more fully how much litter and street litter cleaning have become issues of concern across Keynsham.
I would welcome constructive comments by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 0117 9865735. I promise to acknowledge all messages and we can build up a fuller picture to lobby for appropriate action from the Conservative-led B&NES Council.
Keynsham & Saltford Liberal Democrats