Our local councillor Geoff Smith has published details of his monthly surgeries.
His Crosspool surgery takes place between 12.30pm and 2pm on the third Wednesday of the month (except December) in St Columba Church on Manchester Road.
The Labour councillor also runs a Crookes surgery between 6.30pm and 7.30pm, on the fourth Wednesday of the month (except December) in the Gilbert Room, St Thomas Church (opposite Crookes post office), Crookes.
Our newly elected local councillor Geoff Smith has his first opportunity since the elections last week to acquaint himself with his constituents when he attends the Crosspool Forum Open Meeting on Monday.
Everyone is invited, so why not come along and have your say? It starts at 7pm at St Columba’s Church.
Open Meeting, Monday 9 May 2011: provisional agenda
9 May 2011, 7pm
Minutes of last meeting to be approved
New computer course (internet best practice)
Car Boot sale (Weston Park Hospital)
Summer Fayre (Full Size light aircraft on site)
Darwin House open day 18th June (Best of British concert)
Convenience store latest
Police Liaison: Police update on the area’s crime and concerns.
Council officials: Due to restructuring , Community Assembly officials are only permitted to attended meetings if there are any relevant items or concerns relating to the assembly’s role within the community.
Planning and Highways: Hopefully councillors will be reporting back on the request, by local residents, to make the Benty lane /Stephen Hill junction
with Manchester Road safer.
Questions & Answers with Councillors: Invitations have been sent to the current Councillors, Brian Holmes, Sylvia Anginotti and John Hesketh. These may change after the 5th May.
Labour’s Geoff Smith has taken the Crookes ward seat from the Liberal Democrat John Hesketh.
Geoff collected 2,916 votes, while John received 2,397. Green Party candidate Julian Crossland came third with 1,174 votes and Conservative candidate John Levick took just 874 votes. The turnout for Crookes ward was 52.8%.
Overall in the city, Labour now has 49 councillors out of a total of 84, taking nine seats from the Liberal Democrats who have 32.