Beds in Sheds – Cheltenham Road/Midland Road

The Council is to look into residents’ reports that some people are sleeping in garden sheds in Cheltenham Road and at the back of Midland Road Station.

Local Lib Dem Bob Sullivan said, “Certain landlords are making money by renting out sheds in gardens to unfortunate tenants. If you know that this going on, then please report it to the Council or to the Focus Team.”


Fly Tipping in Belmont Park, William Street, Atkins Road, and Nottingham Road

More residents in local roads are reporting fly tipped rubbish. The local Lib Dem Team have reported many fly tips and are pleased to see some action from the Council. The Council is now employing mobile CCTV cameras in hot spot areas to spot the culprits.


CPZ consultation turned to shambles

The long awaited Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) consultation with residents south of Essex Road turned into a shambles when the Council’s contractor failed to deliver consultation documents to many roads. The Council resorted to posting notices on lampposts and had to deliver leaflets themselves. As some residents did not receive their documents in time the Focus Team got assurances that the consultation period would be extended. Now residents are waiting for the results of the consultation as there are still major parking problems in their roads.


Street Lights in Canterbury Road, Essex Road, and Lea Bridge Road

When the council updated the street lighting recently, we expected it would be cheaper, greener and more efficient. Instead, some are on all day, others off all night and some yet to be plugged in.

After many emails they are not all put right. We believe that the Street Lighting Team need to undertake a review of ALL the new lights (day and night) to ensure our lights work right!


Bakers Arms – disappearing bins!

Have you noticed that bins are disappearing from well populated areas (such as the Bakers Arms) recently? This is leading to an increase in littering.

If you have noticed the removal of a bin in your area, please let us know.


Still no answers from our MP on Brexit

Despite his strong support for Leave, our Labour MP has refused to say anything about what happens next and how the government should approach Brexit. Indeed, he has claimed that his views on the EU ‘have nothing to do with his work as an MP’.

Lib Dem Parliamentary Spokesperson for Leyton and Wanstead, Ben Sims, said: “Whether you supported Remain or Leave, we need to know what happens next and the government needs to be held to account. He gets paid to represent us, not to hide away from the biggest issue facing Britain. John Cryer needs to speak out and let us know where he stands on Brexit.


Coopers Land Flats

Your Leyton Lib Dem Focus Team are still waiting for the Council to explain why they agreed to an extra floor on the flats at the corner of Leyton High Road and Coopers Lane, using officer delegated powers, without any consultation.


Overgrown gutters in Farmer Road

It has become a common sight in our roads to see the gutters overgrown with weeds and grass. It would seem that street cleaning is not being done properly. Farmer Road residents have not been the only ones to highlight this problem. Your local Lib Dem team has taken this issue up with the Council and ask that the gutters Farmer Road and others in the area are properly cleaned.


Dog Bins in the Beaumont Estate

Residents on the Beaumont Estate have complained that there are no rubbish bins in which they can place their dogs mess. Focus Team member Bob Sullivan has taken this issue up with L&Q Housing Association.


Aircraft Noise Increasing Over Our Houses

Many residents have complained to us about the increased aircraft noise over their homes. Without consultation new flight paths came into operation this year and to make matters worse our new London Mayor was quick to grant City Airport their extension. A watchdog group formed to reverse the flight paths has been formed of MPs, Councils and the Greater London Authority.

Focus Team member Rupert Alexander said, “Our environment is under threat from polluting aircraft. There is a review of Airspace/Flight paths next February. We will be making sure residents’ concerns are taken into account in the review.”


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