Joint press statement from Cllrs Esterson & Mackinlay
BIPARTISAN APPROACH ALIVE AND WELL IN BROMPTON
Cllrs from opposite sides of the political divide joined forces to help the community in brompton on Sunday when they helped the local residents association in a litter clear up.
Cllrs Bill Esterson (Labour) and Craig Mackinlay (Conservative), the two River Ward Councillors joined a team of Brompton residents in clearing rubbish and cutting back the vegetation in Flaxmans Court. The event was organised by Netty Isles North who lives in Brompton and is part of a series of activities being organised by Brompton residents.
Cllr Bill Esterson said, “It was really good to be able to help the local community and to tidy up one corner of the village. The way that Brompton residents are taking control of their community is an object lesson in good local action and I look forward to the next event.”
Cllr Craig Mackinlay commented “I always call Brompton ‘the Village’ within the town; this co-ordinated action by local residents adds to the glue of community. We had a morning of hard work together with obvious positive results – bring on the next clean-up!”
Leading the fight to save Brompton Post Office
Councillor Mackinlay was at the forefront of the fight to save Brompton Post Office,
a battle sadly lost as this Labour Government felt that an annual saving of £150 million across the country was a price not worth
paying to maintain a vital community service, particularly for the elderly. The loss of this service is keenly felt in Brompton, with
service families wanting to send parcels abroad.
Many congratulations to Emmanuel Oladipo and the 'Gateway' centre on Brompton High
Street who have restarted postal services.