This afternoon I spent a couple of hours at the Sedbergh Road Tenants and Residents Association open day on Sedbergh Green.
I went a long with our newly elected Conservative Councillor for Redbridge, Paul Holmes, to meet the new residents association and to talk to local people.
I was able to discuss with local residents some of the important initiatives by the new council in the Millbrook and Redbridge area.
£1.5m of Improvements for Millbrook and Maybush
We are allocating £1.5m of funding to the Maybush and Millbrook estates next year to improve the local area. This funding might be spent on improving open spaces, parking and reducing crime. It was very helpful to talk to local people about their ideas and priorities.
After School Sport
A new after school sport programme is being launched in September in conjunction with Southampton Solent University. This will see sports undergraduates getting involved in sports coaching through the schools.
We are pushing ahead with our plans to scrap council tax for Southampton people who sign up as Special Constables. The local police are fully behind the initiative and we are hoping that the Home Office will grant us approval to adopt the scheme in April next year.