Tell us your top 3 priorities

surveyIn January 2014 we conducted an Addiscombe residents’ survey and sought your views on how we could improve the area. The results are available here but some of the key findings are:

  • Residents top concerns were litter and graffiti, parking and poor local shops.
  • Over 83% of people had witnessed dog mess on our streets, followed by fly-tipping (67%) and noisy neighbours (42%).
  • Most respondents were concerned that landlords don’t maintain their properties or take responsibility for their tenants. 83% were in favour of our plan to introduce a register/licensing scheme for landlords.
  • Most people thought that the street cleaning had got worse under the Conservative controlled council.
  • Parking outside their house was a problem for 63% of people.
  • A majority of people thought that the cost of buying  and renting a home was rising too fast.
  • Lack of cycle lanes and speeding traffic were considered the main barriers to encourage more people to cycle.

Our Manifesto for Addiscombe is available online and, based on your feedback, your key pledges are listed below. Please take a few seconds to tell us what your top three priorities would be:

About Cllr Mark Watson

Mark has lived in Addiscombe for almost 25 years, first in Oval Road and now in Lebanon Road, and was first elected in 2002 as your local councillor. As a founding governor he helped transform Ark Oval Academy into an excellent local school and as a trustee of the Sir Phillip Game youth centre he has worked for better facilities for our young people. Additionally he has campaigned on local issues including support for local businesses, reducing traffic on residential roads, cleaner streets and supported residents opposing inappropriate planning applications. As the Cabinet Member for Equalities he set up of the Family Justice Centre in Croydon, which works to protect families, children and woman from harm.
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