More responsive Councillors - Sue's Experience
Before she joined our local team, campaigner Sue Towner tried to get the Lib Dem councillors to fix problems in her area, but they didn't respond, so the Conservative's fixed it.
My office is on Copt Gilders with the beautiful old oak tree standing guard in the centre. I used to love walking round the corner to see the tree on my way to the office. However, the state of the pavement was getting worse and worse, with unswept areas and large amounts of pigeon droppings over the bins and pavement.
I tried to contact my ward councillors but with no response. Talking about the problem at the Chessington Residents Association meeting, Andrew Day, the Conservative Councillor from our neighbouring ward (Chessington North and Hook), offered to help. Within a short time, I was in contact with the official with responsibility for street cleansing, photos were taken and instructions given. It is so much better now and reassuring that the on-going situation is being monitored.
It also shows what local Conservatives can achieve when they are able to work together.
Residents in Chessington South deserve councillors who will fight for them and deliver real help to people who need it. Whether that's arguing for a road to be fixed, improving street cleaning or fighting against overdevelopment - you deserve more that you are getting.
Chessington and Malden Rushett cannot be forgotten parts of the Borough.