The Vassall Labour team regularly carries out 'rolling' surgeries where we go out and talk to people around the area to find out their concerns, complaints and (occasionally!) praise for the council.
During September our team visited a number of streets, including Foxley Road and
Caldwell Street, as well as the parts of Clapham Road, South Island Place and
Camberwell New Road that fall within Vassall ward.
A host of different issues were thrown up
during these surgeries, from personal concerns caused by the government’s
welfare changes (more information about the welfare changes here) and other more street
Below is a summary of some of the queries raised with us by
residents and how we have attempted to address them.
If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact your local Labour
council candidate team – Jacqui Dyer, Paul Gadsby and Annie Gallop – at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Residents on all of the streets listed above mentioned that they were concerned about the
cleanliness of their roads, especially the amount of litter.
We have spoken to the street cleaning department at Lambeth council and asked them
to ensure that this problem is addressed.
If you have problems with the state your roads, please do contact
Lambeth council’s Streetcare service on 020 7926 9000
pruning on Camberwell New Road
the autumn approaching, residents on Camberwell New Road raised concerns
about a number of overgrown trees and how large numbers of leaves were causing
some roads to become slippery and dangerous. We have asked for the council to look at
pruning a number of trees in the area in the next few months.
of the drains on Camberwell New Road
number of residents raised concerns about the problems with drains on the
street particularly that they overflow during heavy rain and occasionally cause
a strong smell during the summer. We have written to Thames Water asking them
for an explanation as to why this problem hasn’t been solved and for them to
keep residents better informed about their work on the road. We are still
waiting for a response to this letter, but please keep an eye on www.vassallview.com for further updates.