Bob Pattison writes – Our Borough Council, Broxtowe, has for many years organised and financed Community Action Team meetings throughout the Borough. Some have been well attended, others not. For financial reasons and possibly because of the poor attendance at some the council is now considering if such meetings should end.
I can only comment on the Bramcote meetings, most of which I have attended and which have always attracted many local people. Many subjects of importance have been raised and discussed, including planning, highways controlled by the Highways Authority, condition of local roads. A police officer normally attends to be able to give an immediate answer or agree to take steps to deal with problems.
The meetings have provided an opportunity for residents to express their various views directly to their local councillors and for others to comment on what is under consideration. It may be the only opportunity some of us get to comment on some matters of considerable importance to us and feel that we are making a contribution on matters of importance that affect our daily lives.
Let us hope that these Community Action Team meetings are allowed to continue.