A varied week in Bloomfield…as ever!

Hello all

I was chuffed to bits earlier this week to get tickets to see these old electro old timers in September, hence the video above to accompany my blog!

Anyways, here is what I have been up to over the last few days:

On Monday, myself and Cllr Cain attended our regular PACT meeting at Ibbison Court. As well as the usual on going issues such as low level ASB, I was very concerned to hear of another old person in the ward being stung by the mattress sales scam that I mentioned in a blog post recently. PLEASE DO NOT BUY FROM DOOR STEP COLD CALLERS – I cannot overstate this enough.

On Wednesday, I met with representatives from various mental health support groups and charities including Re-Think, Blackpool Inspirations and Blackpool Boys and Girls Club – links below. We will be looking at mental health as an item at a Health Scrutiny Committee meeting on 5 July (6pm Town Hall – all welcome to attend). This was a very useful fact finding meeting to get direct information from people dealing with the mental health issues of sufferers in the town and it will really help the committee to ask patient centric questions at the meeting. If you know somebody that is currently suffering from mental health issues, you may find the links below very useful:

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On Thursday, myself and Cllr Cain took to the streets of the ward to engage in the ever so glamorous job of spraying dog fouling warnings on the pavements. This week we did our portion of Park Road, Kent Road and Princess Court (the issue on Princess Court has been raised at the PACT meeting on Monday). If you would like your street done then drop me a line – I will add it to the list.

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Myself and Cllr Cain on Thursday

On Saturday morning, we attended the Revoelution annual general meeting at Revoe Learning Academy. This was really well attended (a huge increase from last year) and it was good to see new faces volunteering for positions in the committees. It was also a good opportunity to have a look at the different work streams that the group have on the go at the moment.

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The Revoelution AGM on Saturday

That’s me just about done other than to say that myself and Cllr Cain will be holding a surgery this Wednesday 12 April 6pm at Bloomfield East Residents Association on St Heliers Road – if you would like to speak to us about something, then please do drop in.

Anyway, until next time, take care,

Jim

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