Brooklyn’s issues aired with newly elected councillors
Brooklyn’s elected councillors have begun to build relationships by listening to residents airing local issues.
Brooklyn Residents Association’s monthly meeting last week was attended by Lambton and Southern Ward councillors.
The new Lambton ward representatives were Mark Peck and Nicola Young, and David Lee and the re-elected Paul Eagle from the Southern ward attended Wednesday’s meeting.
Village planning to better communicate ideas between residents and council was top of the agenda.
At the Brooklyn Showcase last month resident’s opened a community suggestion box with post it-notes of ideas to be stuck onto an idea tree.
A member of the association, Keith Flint, says Brooklyn needs to be better looked after.
“Brooklyn is a community that seems to be growing all the time, we need to get more done and get more action from the council, we deserve it,” he says.
Wellington City Council’s use of colour was described as scruffy by one resident, who said battleship colours of black, grey and khaki were used on the city buildings and in flower beds.
The lack of communication with the last council was another issue mentioned in Wednesday’s meeting.
Residents say they’ve been ignored by the previous council but are hoping to build a better relationship with its new members.
Nicola Young, who attended the meeting to gather feedback from the community, left with a to-do list for her fellow councillors.
“I am aiming to work very hard on your behalf,” she said.
Chairman of the association, Simon Mclellan, says the willingness of councillors to attend their meetings is a good start.