|Posted by councillordaveharris on May 3, 2013 at 3:10 PM||comments (0)|
I am very humbled and pleased to report that I was chosen by my neighbours in Berechurch and Shrub End to be their representative on Essex County Council.
The result after a hard fought team campaign was a resounding strong win with the results as below
Dave Harris (myself) Labour 1665
UKIP and Conservative combined is 1048
Lib Dem 933
It was a endorsement of my passion for the area, the hard work all year round our team does, and with a majority of 732, it was a clear message the residents like what we do.
I pledge to work as I have always done, MAKING SURE my neighbours views are to the fore and I will not let them down
County Councillor for Shrub end and Berechurch
Borough Councillor for Berechurch
Dave Harris email@example.com
|Posted by councillordaveharris on April 28, 2013 at 1:25 AM||comments (0)|
Our roads and pavements have never been as bad as they are currently. Whilst I work all year round to build my community - Such as
All this, but I cannot fix roads personally, it needs proper works.
Having been in every street in Shrub end and Berechurch, there is hardly a street without faults in the paths and roads.
We need some serious investment of funds to put them right. All over South Colchester there are rough surfaces, dips in the road, massive potholes and they all go neglected due to underfunding.
Only two weeks ago, one of my friends came off his bike and was badly hurt due to a pot hole.
We need a stronger voice at County Hall (Essex County Council) to redress the balance, other areas of Essex get the works, why not us.
Thats why I am standing to be Essex County Councillor for my area as a Labour Candidate.
The Elections are May 2nd - between 7am and 10pm- I would value your support and will work hard to get our area a priority-
Councillor Dave Harris 07816168858
|Posted by councillordaveharris on March 29, 2013 at 3:20 AM||comments (0)|
Deliveries of black sacks and recycling bags will commence in week commencing the 9th April. The timetable has been published on the website and can be found at
Council will be delivering a roll of black sacks for rubbish and a roll of clear sacks for recycling to all households, except flats with communal recycling and rubbish bins, throughout April and May 2013. Please be aware that sacks are not delivered by the recycling and rubbish collection crews, and sacks may not be delivered to properties on residents’ normal collection days.
Re-deliveries to residents will commence from 20th May and the Council Customer Service Centre will be confirming with the resident at the time of the call that someone will be present at the property to take delivery of the sacks and sign for them.
Re deliveries will take place in areas in line with the deliveries schedule timetable
I can refer you to the Customer Service Centre using the number above. If you have any questions please do not hesitate me via e mail or mobile phone
|Posted by councillordaveharris on March 17, 2013 at 11:30 AM||comments (0)|
Today, Sunday 17th March, I led a group of community workers to upgrade and improve the footpath thats runs from Solus Estate etc, through into Monkwick Ave.
This is am important link by foot for residents who want to pass from one estate to other, School to home, shop to home, bus stop to home etc.
After I negotiated some hard core material from Taylor Wimpey, all I had to do was arrange a working party from community payback teams to do the work. It looks a massive amount better, and will assist in keeping our feet dry and un muddied as we walk through... The chair of Solus/ Quarters residents association was there to view the work in progress and thank all the workers for the improvement.
Before the work and After the work
|Posted by councillordaveharris on February 16, 2013 at 2:45 PM||comments (0)|
After discussion with lots of residents of Shrub End and Berechurch residents about the state of roads, I did a walk from Mersea Road to Layer Road, along Berechurch Hall Road,
It was no surprise to have to log and report more pot holes, but it was shocking to see the neglect in road infrastructure.
Dirty and obscured signs, lack of adequate footpath, drains blocked, trees over grown, and of course pot holes that are a danger to road users.
I have logged all faults and am reporting every one with Highways.
We know County Highways are suffering from cut backs from Government, but this area of Colchester seems to be suffering more than most
Rest assured I will keep up the campaign from safer streets and Roads in our area
Cllr Dave Harris
|Posted by councillordaveharris on February 10, 2013 at 2:45 PM||comments (0)|
On sunday 10th Feb, I led a team of community payback workers to remove the over spill of earth and soil with weeds from the footpath on Mersea Road (near Middlewick ranges)
This was good work as the footpath is wider now and also we cleared litter.
Thanks to probation service for helping me, help the community
Picture of footpath before the work
|Posted by councillordaveharris on February 9, 2013 at 5:45 AM||comments (0)|
This morning I met Cllr Kim Naish, and together we litter picked Marlbourgh Place Estate (Mario, Chariot, Berechurch Road etc) and the Gurdon Estate, (Gurdon, Lord Holland, Harrison, and Daniel Cole Rd etc)
This was great to do, and sets an example to those few who drop litter, but have so much impact on our area
We met lots of people and passed the time of day
COUNCILLOR DAVE HARRIS - 07816168858 Berechurch Road Litter Pick and Gurdon Road Litter Pick
|Posted by councillordaveharris on January 27, 2013 at 1:35 PM||comments (0)|
Sunday 27th January saw me lead a team of Community Payback workers cutting back overgrown brambles and tree branches blocking out light from street lights along footpath 47
This footpath runs behind the cemetry and along side the Marlboro place development.
The lights are now clear and will make a big difference to people who walk through
|Posted by councillordaveharris on January 18, 2013 at 9:35 AM||comments (0)|
When snow hits its the most vulnerable who suffer
If you know any neighbour is suffering by not being able to cope and needs shopping basics (Eg milk bread etc) Then it would be nice if we can help
if you need my support just call 07816168858 as I will be out assisting if it gets bad
PS - Dont forget Cllr Kim Naish and I got new grit bins installed (just in time) at School Road and Queen Elizabeth Way. Use the salt in those risky areas
Take care on the roads > Stay safe
Dave Harris Cllr For Berechurch 07816168858
|Posted by councillordaveharris on January 15, 2013 at 3:00 PM||comments (1)|
After several calls about the rubbish overflowing at rear of Craig Court, I had to go there and ring urgently to Council to get some immediate action
Although this had been reported several times, it took direct action to visit, and describe the situation to the waste managers
Some times (more often than not with me) it is the only way, to get your hands dirty and get things sorted - THEN AND THERE
Councillor Dave Harris
|Posted by councillordaveharris on December 30, 2012 at 10:25 AM||comments (0)|
I wish all my neighbours, my family, my friends, my work colleagues a very very prosperous New Year and all you wish yourselves for 2013.
It is tragic that disabled, and elderly people are feeling the pinch more than those well off under this Lib Dem / Tory Government, and even now there are plans to reduce the council housing rights of those who are homed under priority rules
As in 2012 I will be there for those who need support, advice and guidance
Councillor Dave Harris 07816168858
|Posted by councillordaveharris on December 23, 2012 at 6:45 PM||comments (0)|
A very merry Christmas to one and all
I have just finished delivery of the festive Christmas Card from us to all residents
Remember to think of those who are wanting this year, and keep families together for Xmas
|Posted by councillordaveharris on December 16, 2012 at 1:25 PM||comments (0)|
December saw a litter pick that I led on The Willows estate get some great results
Together with 6 or 7 local residents, several bags of rubbish was picked and cleared from the street,
Also a bad pothole was reported to out of hours Highways Dept to get repairs done.
Thanks to Willows residents for good team work
|Posted by councillordaveharris on November 25, 2012 at 3:45 AM||comments (0)|
This month several bits of graffiti have been cleared.
The latest was some odd bits on a Wall in Birch Glen, the culprits have to go around when no one is about, but I go there so chat to people and cover up the mess.
I wont be beaten, I have loads of concrete covered paint to spare.
|Posted by councillordaveharris on November 9, 2012 at 2:30 PM||comments (0)|
Dave Harris works hard with other people passionate about Colchester on the Colchester in Bloom team
We work with Council Officers, business, Allotment holders, residents, in fact anyone who grows flowers and plants to enhance our area
We entered the ANGLIA IN BLOOM competition, and WON GOLD for COLCHESTER
Great team work
|Posted by councillordaveharris on October 27, 2012 at 2:05 PM||comments (0)|
Whilst on a litter pick in Queen Mary Ave / King George Road, it was lovely to see the Autumn golds in all their glory
How ever the serious side is that in a little while all these leaves will fall and create a slippery hazard.
If you have an elderly neighbour who cannot clear wet leaves, then perhaps offer to sweep their path. Thats community in action
PS - The litter pick had lots of tin cans and plastic bottles which I have recycled
|Posted by councillordaveharris on October 21, 2012 at 3:15 PM||comments (0)|
Today (Sunday 21st October) I started the clearing of the footpath of vegetation which has grown over the cycle way and footpath
The community payback responded to my request for help, and joined me in the 1st week of 3 that will make sure that users can continue to use the useful right of way
|Posted by councillordaveharris on October 5, 2012 at 5:45 PM||comments (0)|
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|Posted by councillordaveharris on October 1, 2012 at 4:50 PM||comments (0)|
I had a Councillor advice surgery on Wednesday 26th September
My advice surgeries are in the Scout Centre between 2:30 til 4pm
If I am not available - Then Councillor Kim Naish will officiate
Lots of people come for advice, to give opinions, and to sometimes just have a cuppa and catch up with us
If you need Advice its the last Wednesday of every month... See you there
Inbetween, we are happy to call on you, or you can phone or e mail
Dave at the gates of the Scout Centre in Queen Elizabeth Way - at your service
|Posted by councillordaveharris on September 23, 2012 at 5:35 AM||comments (0)|
On Saturday 22nd Sept, I led a litter pick around Monkwick Estate, around the Parade of shops, and Queen Elizabeth Way
The litter was non existent in some places, but there was a little in others
Saw loads of people, and chatted as I went, and also chatted to shop owners, who sweep and clean outside their shops
It set and example to be seen out clearing, and I would encourage everyone to do as I was trained as a youngster -- Use a bin, or take the litter home
Cllr Dave Harris 07816168858