Councillor Ken Trussell is Crawley Borough Council’s Cabinet member for Environmental Services and his responsibilities include waste management, environmental health, street scene, climate change and sustainability.
Here, Ken explains what is happening in his portfolio.
One of our biggest priorities leading up to the winter months was ensuring the council was ready for another bout of severe weather. As is often the case, we made extensive plans but so far they haven’t been necessary.
As well as all the council staff who are on standby to help West Sussex County Council clear priority routes and areas, I’d particularly like to thank those residents who joined the Snow Force as volunteers.
They have agreed to help with coordinating local action in neighbourhoods to clear areas the council is unable to reach. They received their clearing equipment in December.
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With milder weather over Christmas and New Year the rubbish and recycling collections ran much smoother than last year, with collections taking place on the advertised days.
It may only be January but things will soon start growing in your garden so if you’d like to take advantage of the council’s GREENbin garden waste collection scheme visit www.crawley.gov.uk/greenbin
I’m also proud of the work we do to improve residential areas with our residential parking and street scene improvements as well as street lighting via our community safety improvement programme. Recently we have been able to remove some of the verge at Latimer Close
in Langley Green to provide car parking and a similar scheme in Medway Close, Gossops Green, is due for completion any day now. This work will continue.
Looking forward, two issues for us are the lack of space in Snell Hatch Cemetery and expanding our efforts with relation to easing the problems with verge parking. We have been looking at these and we will be able to give more information to residents shortly.
Ken can be contacted by calling 07960 020537 or emailing ken.tr
16 17 DEMOCRACY CRAWLEYLive Feb/Mar 2012
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