When Stan Heptinstall was our County Councillor, he chaired the Traffic & Transport Committee and representatives from The Police, Trent Barton and local Councillors all attended this meeting.
Over the years there have been many positive changes made down to decisions agreed at this meeting and it gave Trent Barton the opportunity to let local Councillors know what was going on with any changes they were going to make.
We were in fact told by representatives of Trent Barton at the Stapleford Town Council meeting last Friday that Nottinghamshire County Council were fully aware of the upcoming changes to the Route 18 that will effect many local people. It a shame the voice of Stapleford at Nottinghamshire County Council never let anyone know about this.
Now since the elections and the new administration, neither of our current County Councillors have mentioned what will be the future of this very successful committee, despite both being asked about this.
I was told last week by a Highways Officer from Nottinghamshire County Council that Councillor John Longdon is holding a ‘Forum’ on the 30th June where Highways matters can be raised. Councillor John Longdon has been copied into this email and despite me asking for an update on the time and venue of this meeting on the 30th he has not replied to my emails.
On Friday night, at the Stapleford Town Council meeting, I asked Councillor John Longdon about this meeting and he refused to answer me about it. He was then asked again by the Deputy Leader of Stapleford Town Council, Councillor Amanda Hull and he replied several times saying “No Comment”.
So here we have a newly elected Councillor who was elected to represent us at Nottinghamshire County Council and he not only refuses to talk to me, in fact he can’t even acknowledge me and I am told he refers to me as “that independent” but he also refuses to let the Deputy Leader and in fact all the Stapleford Town Councillors know about this upcoming Forum where Highways issues can be raised.
Can he truly be representing us if he won’t tell us what is going on?
So much for being the voice of Stapleford at Nottinghamshire County Council as his election leaflet made claim too.
Councillor Richard MacRae
Stapleford North Ward
Stapleford Town Council
Broxtowe Borough Council