Environment Subcommittee Update
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Now that the by-election is over, committee members can concentrate on some of the non-political activities of West Ewell and Ruxley Residents’ Association. The Environment Subcommittee is currently organising our calendar of environment events for the next financial year. We will also be looking at ways of encouraging more residents to attend these events. Future events will be published on the council noticeboards, our newsletter and our online channels.
Our environments events usually consist of: a litter pick, reporting issues to local authorities and talking to residents. We hope by undertaking these events it keeps our area looking tidy and deters others from littering. Although it may not be the most pleasant way to spend your time on a weekend, it does give you an opportunity to meet new people, spend a few hours in the fresh air and some mild exercise (5 miles on the Horton Country Park litter pick). You don’t have to wait for our events to start making an impact locally.
Request a Litter Picking Kit
Anyone living in West Ewell and Ruxley can request a litter picking kit from Epsom and Ewell Borough Council. Even clearing in the vicinity of your own property can have a huge impact on the local area.
Report Issues to the authorities
Residents can provide a vital service by reporting issues to the local authorities. We recommend using www.fixmystreet.org.uk to report an issue as it works out who is best placed to fix it.
Councillor Barry Nash recently reported an issue to Epsom and Ewell Borough Council about the state of the footpath that runs from the ‘Epsom Coaches’ site to Gibraltar Crescent. Their efforts can be seen in the photo below. The council has a matrix showing how quickly they will respond to a litter incident.
Talking to us
You don’t need to wait until the next election to talk to us. Members are welcome to attend our meetings if they have a concern. Membership is £2 per household per year and residents can pay online via the direct debit scheme by visiting our website. If you wish to attend a meeting or would like to contact us right away, you can email us at email@example.com.