Cllr Paul Ankers and Lou Ankers love living in Hazel Grove but sadly there are a few areas that can be worrying to walk through. When Lou is walking back from her daughter’s nursery over the train line and down into Green car park, she can be often intimidated by the vandalism and groups of young people being threatening and anti social.
We know from reading groups like SK7 Watch that we not alone in concerns about crime and anti-social behaviour in our area.
Here is what we Liberal Democrats are doing about this.
Reporting Vandalism and Graffiti
I have reported vandalism in Green Lane park which was quickly fixed. It’s important that we act quickly to clean up damage to prevent attracting further vandalism. Please join me in reporting graffitti and vandalism to the Council whenever you see it [provide link]
Better Street Lighting
It’s such a simple thing but better lighting can help people feel safer, prevent vandalism and reduce anti-social behaviour. We have been reporting broken lights when we become aware of them and chasing up long standing faults. At the Council meeting on 29th November, Cllr Paul Ankers challenged Sheila Bailey on this very issue.
Please let us know if there are particular problem areas with no lighting which make you feel unsafe.
Campaigning for Better Resources for the Police
We know that resources for policing have been cut by the Conservatives and local teams are stretched to the limit. Nationally and locally Lib Dems have been campaigning for better resources for policing. Stockport Liberal Democrats called on the Greater Manchester Mayor, who is in charge of our local police, to urgently review the 101 service. We also called on the Government for £300 million for neighbourhood policing, to keep our area safe and give the police the resources they need.
Let us know the issues that concern you locally and we will work as hard as we can to get them fixed.