6:00pm Thursday 28th March 2013
By Ian Craig
EFFORTS are being made to improve communication between residents and councillors following the recent problems around the Kingshill playground.
Children were barred from using the playground on the Corinium Via estate for six months following concerns from a small number of residents about its size and colour and was only opened following a campaign and extensive coverage in the Standard.
Cotswold District Council ward member Jonathan Hughes (Lib Dem, Beeches) set up a meeting at the authority’s Cirencester headquarters on Monday afternoon giving residents from the area the chance the meet with councillors.
Speaking at the meeting, Cllr Hughes – who also sits on Cirencester Town Council – said he hoped more lines of communication could be opened between residents and members of the various local authorities.
“We’re here to voice your opinions,” he said. “You can tell us how you feel and hopefully we can cut through the bureaucracy Although the meeting was attended by representatives from CDC, Cirencester Town Council and Gloucestershire County Council, only two residents turned up.
Deputy Mayor Joe Harris said it was important to engage and consult with residents as much as possible.
“We’ve got to listen to what the council tax payers in Cirencester say,” he said.
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