Thank you for your support

by CllrZoeFranklin on 24 September, 2008

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I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who voted for me in the by-election on September 11th. I am delighted that I am able to represent my fellow residents in the role of Borough Councillor for Stoke ward.

The by-election campaign was hard work but there is no doubt that going out and meeting people on the door-steps was a real highlight  for me. As well as giving me the opportunity to speak to old friends and meet new ones it also enabled me to hear direct from fellow residents the issues that are really of concern. Going into the campaign I knew that people were upset and frustrated by the ongoing issue of roads, anti-social behaviour, smells in the Slyfield/Weyfield area and refuse/recycling. Coming out of it I now have a clearer idea of people’s wider concerns which include parking across the ward, speeding, buses and the state of disrepair that some local pathways have fallen into.

Melanie Wilberforce (my fellow ward councillor) and I met at the weekend to discuss the issues raised during the campaign and how we could effectively work to improve them and the other key issues. We may not have all the answers right now but going forward we know that by asking the right questions we will be able to work towards finding resolutions to as many of them as possible.

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