The Sittingbourne & Sheppey Labour Team held a successful Day of Action Saturday 1st September 2012 with 21 activists out knocking on more than 800 doors and delivering leaflets in central Sittingbourne between 9.30am and 3.30pm.
The team covered areas including Chiltern Avenue, Albany Road and Orchard Park off Borden Lane.
The response was good with many local issues raised with us on issues such as the parking permit fees in the Park Road area, speeding in Millfield and residents living in Orchard Park said they were confused about what is happening to Borden Nature Reserve.
But one issue shone through: the lack of investment in the town centre. As a Party we have been pushing the Tory-run Council on this issue for years. Despite recent news reports of a town centre agreement signed, residents are still rightly skeptical.
During the afternoon we were also joined by the Labour candidate for the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner, the elections for which will be held on 15th November. Harriet Yeo nd her team joined us knocking on doors raising awareness about the elections, discussing local crime and policing matters.
Roman Ward Councillors Mike Haywood and Martin McCusker have a post on there blog about the Day of Action which can be viewed here
You can read more about Harriet Yeo’s pledges as Labour candidate for the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner here