I got a comment the other day from Gobby over at Black Country Gob. This site is dedicated to bringing together folks from the towns of the Black Country and ex pats, so for me it’s a good deal. One of my criticisms of our local councillors is that we have little community cohesion over here. By that I don’t mean the community is falling apart or we have a crisis but nobody is trying to get the various community groups to work together. Dave and Shirley have done a lot of work with their friendship groups and with organising things like the fun day at Tanhouse and the fireworks display but our other councillors I never see actually doing anything. This cannot be good for our community and I know in other parts of Sandwell councollors take the lead on many issues.
In collaboration with the local Neighbourhood watch association we are organising a petition to improve road safety on the main dual carriage way which skirts our ward. I’ve been asked to coordinate this and present the petition to tomorrow nights town committee meeting. It will be interesting to see the political stances on this issue. I’ll report back on Friday.