Potholes drive us quackers

Potholes drive us quackers

Pothole pandemic just wont go away.

Our Tory Councils in Basingstoke and at County just don’t seem to care about Basingstoke’s environment.

Everything they do is late and slapdash.

Recent repairs to potholes are failing – just like they are failing to look after Basingstoke.

This is just one example in Chopin Road.

You can report potholes direct to Hampshire County Council. Click on the link below.

GPs forced to come up with action plan

GPs forced to come up with action plan

The Gillies and Overbridge Medical Partnership, Brighton Hill, which is run by the Acorn Health Partnership following the merger of three GP surgeries, has been inspected by the Quality Care Commission who have  issued it with a ‘requires improvement’ rating. During the visit, inspectors found the patient safety was being put at risk.

At the time of the merger residents were unhappy and immediately noticed problems getting appointments and confusion over which surgeries to attend. A year on and the situation is even worse. when we are out and about in the ward and in our Councillor Surgeries you tell us that waiting for 5 week for an appointment and even three weeks for a telephone appointment is the norm.

Try to get through on the phone is usually described as a “nightmare”

Your Labour Councillors are working hard to put the Care Commissioning Group under pressure to improve the performance of GP’s in Basingstoke. At the moment they don’t even monitor waiting times for appointments or getting through on the phone.

There is now a special task group looking at the situation to see what might be done. You can see Councillor Kim Taylor’s speech in the Council Chamber here https://brightonhill.online/bhtv/

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Cllr Kim Taylor

Cllr Kim Taylor

Brighton Hill Labour Councillor

This winter we reported the mayhem over the flu jab. Patients were waiting in queues even the frail , elderly and disabled only to be turned away due to lack of supplies. We asked why are you texting people to come for a flue jab if you dont have the stock?

Travellers have left

Travellers have left

Travellers have gone but improved defences are needed.

Basingstoke Council is a very wealthy Council but makes unfair decisions when it comes to spending money. This Tory administration thinks nothing of giving massive handouts to big businesses that don’t need it but cuts back on services and work that would benefit residents. Millions are given to American property companies to build hotels or to subsidise offices and the Council intends to spend £35 on buying commercial property to rent. But in Brighton Hill we have to fight for everything. We had to fight for our buses and Labour are still fighting for more defences to stop illegal traveller encampments.

Traveller Update Tuesday night

As at 8pm Tues three quarters of the vans had left and the remaining three look hitched up as if they will leave tomorrow.

Site is quiet and tidy-ish at the moment.

As soon as they have gone the clean up team will move in and make sure everything is in a good condition.

Still Pushing the Council for more defences though.

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