Party: Liberal Democrats
Other councillors representing this Ward:
Thursday 21 October
7.30pm – 8.30pm
Councillors Louie Hamblett, Dave Murphy, or Diane Williamson (Lib Dem)
Lifelong Learning Centre
Oldham OL2 8TB
If you have any queries or problems that need to be discussed with your Lib Dem Councillor, please contact: Councillor Dave Murphy on Tel: 01706 558036, Mobile: 07894 598 250, via email at Dave.firstname.lastname@example.org, Twitter: @CllrDaveMurphy
Level 3, Civic Centre
Phone: 01706 840 056
Mobile: 07894 598 250
Cllr Dave Murphy – CromptonWard
MY WARD PRIORITIES
· Supporting residents through Covid-19
· Listening to residents
· Environmental Issues
· Championing highway and footpath issues
· Protecting Greenbelt and OPOL
· New Health Centre for Shaw and Crompton
· Demanding better for Crompton
all year round not just at
footpaths and safety
· Tackling Dog Fouling
Work in thecommunity
• Demanding better for Crompton.
• Working with our fantastic Royton, Shaw and Crompton District Team to deliver services and aspirations to Shaw and Crompton wards.
• Working with Oldham Council’s amazing staff from, Chief Executive, Directors and Officers to deliver services for Crompton. Thank you for all your hard work I really appreciate everything each and every one does to make sure Crompton and Oldham is a great place to live, work and enjoy ??
• Knocking on doors all year round not just at election time (subject to restrictions).
• Updates on Twitter
• Working with partners such as First Choice Homes Oldham and Greater Manchester Police.
• Member of the Shaw and Crompton Community Forum where we have an informal approach to the meetings: members of the public can interject during the meeting.
• Worked alongside ward colleagues to bring together the “I Love Crompton” campaign – banners are on lampposts around the ward, together with stickers on bins to remind residents to pick up after their dog and remember to put their own rubbish in it.
• Attended all Full Oldham Council meetings and online meetings have asked questions, made observations and asked questions on minutes as well as submitted motions to influence policy and procedures.
• Attend ward surgeries, organised every week, on a rota basis with my five ward colleagues – this allows me to listen to residents concerns personally, rather than them trying to put it in an email unfortunately cancelled for now until further notice. Once restrictions allow we are experimenting with Street Surgeries.
• I am the Shadow Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Culture, which I really enjoy as it gives me the opportunity to hold to administration to account whilst also offering other alternatives.
• Continue to campaign to get a Health Centre for the residents of Shaw and Crompton.
• Continuing to sort local environmental issues such as dog fouling, litter and flytipping.
• Continues to raise concerns about the state of the roads and working to fix potholes, surface erosion and making sure poor roads are part of a programmed works plan for replacement or treatment.
• Supporting community groups.
• Member of Hopwood Trust appointed by the Council – continue to support them with their fundraising events and attend their meetings, plus general support for Crompton Cricket, Crompton Bowling Clubs, and Crompton Football Club – where we have used our ward budget to purchased football kits with the message ‘Love Crompton’ to enspire the next generation of young people to ‘Love Where They Live’.
• Attended the Holocaust Remembrance Service at Crompton War Memorial.
• Support the High Crompton Park Friends together we have achieved a trim trail.
• My colleagues are committed to providing more AEDs in the ward of Crompton latest device has been installed at Fir Lane Methodist Church.
• Working to achieve poppies to project on Crompton War Memorial.
• Continue to support local residents by providing a refill for the grit bins that we have bought them, when the area does not meet the Council’s criteria
• Safeguarding land as well as saving Council money by introducing Wildflower Meadow Schemes at sites in Crompton ward.
• Working with Council Officers to safeguard a car park in High Crompton to ensure resident continue to have free parking.
• Established and continue to support the Homewatch schemes in Crompton, I continue to work with my colleague Cllr Williamson and Louie Hamblett we have already established and support two and will work with other areas to set up more.
• Homewatch literature safety and security advice delivered to every house in Crompton personally funded by Diane, Louie and myself and delivered by volunteers with our regular Focus Newsletter.
• Support the Children’s Champion Scheme and have a young person under my wing.
• Continue with the project of Love Where You Live banners showing the message of no dog fouling and no litter fitted to columns at gateways such as Shaw Road – (location - Shaw Road nr Albion Gardens Close) with more banners in other areas.
• Continue to Chair Flooding meetings with a project in Crompton working with partners such as United Utilities, Environment Agency and Oldham Council Officers – also cross party working with colleagues in Royton North and Royton South.
• Supporting residents close to the new second entrance following planning approval at Crompton Gate.
• Working with faith organisations such as Holy Trinity Church and St Paul’s Methodist Church.
• Working with Holy Trinity Church with the outcome to get the clock operational.
• Getting commitments by Oldham Council that The Link and other problematic roads are to be resurfaced.
• Replacement of streets signs that do not meet the Councils criteria, but we believe leaving them as they are make the ward look uncared for.
• Supporting residents on Denbigh Drive with guidance on consultation and a upcoming planning application.
• Supporting residents at Cowlishaw with planning application.
• Supported Officers from Mahdlo to find a location to do outreach to young people at Crompton Bowling Club.
• Working for a long-term solution to a problematic footpath between Surrey Avenue and Netherhouse Road.
• Continue to report faulty Street Lighting columns.
• Replacement of Shaw Road Alley Gates following Royton and Crompton School build.
• Supported residents through an unwanted planning application for a change of use to hot food takeaway.
• Double Yellow lines installed on Otmoor Way/Oldham Road following concerns about visibility.
• Requested Double Yellow Lines at the junction of Wood Street/Salisbury Street and when residents complained guided them through the process so their voices could be heard at the panel where the ultimate decision will be made.
• Safety Scheme introduced at Moor Street Play Park.
• Working to get Council owned land turned in to a car park for local residents. Which will stop the same piece of land being used as a dumping ground for the storage of uninsured, untaxed and vehicles without MOT tests.
• Councillors wrote to TfGM to ask for a meeting to save the 403 bus service, and request a review of the decision as a compromise, we managed to get TfGM to take away the element of the proposal that had the least impact, rather than the Crompton side as was planned as such the 403 service has been saved.
• Lancashire Day was on 27 November 2020 and this year the Lancashire flag was flown in High Crompton Park.
• Crompton War Memorial was quiet on Remembrance Sunday due to the pandemic, but the community remembered in other ways.
• We have ensured our young people have something to do in the school holidays by funding activities throughout Shaw and Crompton.
• Ensured our regular Focus Newsletter continues to be delivered to every house in Crompton informing residents of our work in the community
Your Crompton Liberal Democrat Councillors would like to say a massive thanks to our NHS, Key workers and the whole Community for stepping up in our hour of need. We are far from out of the woods yet and its definitely not business as usual, but we have been inspired by the resilience of the community.
Despite the Lockdown, work still carries on for your local Liberal Democrat Councillors DianeWilliamson, Dave Murphy and Louie Hamblett.
Issues for the community have taken on a whole new dynamic.
As local Councillors, residents have contacted us with issues that are slightly more complex than normal.
We are telephoning residents to make sure they are safe and well and have supported local businesses who have contacted us about the business grant schemes,”.
For support please contact 0161 770 7007
T: 01706 840056
M: 07894 598250
Face to face Ward Surgeries are cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please contact me by phone or email for any issues or problems