From my Clean Up Tooting campaign to Tidy Up Tooting to liaising with local businesses, I have worked tirelessly since being elected in 2016 to improve refuse collection services and prevent fly-tipping on our streets.
I have been proud to work side-by-side with local Labour councillors who have been fighting hard to tackle fly-tipping, food waste, street cleanliness and rubbish collection.
However, the Tory Council remain painfully indifferent to the concerns of our community. I have been contacted over 600 times in the last six years about fly-tipping and other cleanliness issues, and each time my concerns have fallen on deaf ears.
If you walk down Putney High Street or Northcote Road in Battersea, you will not see the same level of debris and rubbish on the street as you do on Mitcham Road and Tooting High Street. The Tories have made a political choice to ignore the needs of Tooting residents.
On 5th May, Wandsworth residents face a stark choice - more of the same sub-standard services with the Tories, or a Labour Council that will make a difference. I can promise that I will work closely with a new Labour administration to ensure everything is being done to address the issues of fly-tipping and street cleanliness.
I want to hear your views on this issue and the ideas I receive from residents will form pledges for Labour's manifesto in the upcoming elections. We believe that people know what's best for their communities, not council bureaucrats.
Thank you to everyone who has submitted suggestions to Tidy Up Tooting.
Following this consultation with the local community, Labour has included the following pledges in our manifesto for the Local Elections this May: