A local Ryde resident has been cleaning up in his own neighbourhood – and now hopes to clean up in the polls.
Stuart Brown, 33, so tired of inaction over reported dog fouling and littering, decided to roll up his sleeves and tackle the problem himself with other willing volunteers last week.
“I’ve been in contact with everyone I can think of and no one wants to take responsibility for clearing the mess. I’ve even provided specific locations and photographs for some of it”.
Stuart decided the only thing left he could do was tackle the issue himself. Armed with bin bags and a litter picker he went out and tried to make a difference through an organised community clean up.
“I won’t get everything but I’ll do what I can, it’s positive that services are provided to keep our town and beaches clean but it’s easy to forget that it’s our neighbourhood where people spend most of their time living day to day, our kids even go to school nearby”.
Stuart, having recently set up a Neighbourhood Watch scheme in the Ryde West area, wants more to be done in enforcing by-laws and protection orders in relation to littering and dog fouling.
His next goal is to attract voters to the polls in a coming Ryde Town Council by-election.
“I’m voluntarily standing for election to Ryde Town Council to represent my own community here in Ryde West, at this level people’s politics should be put to one side in favour of the community’s needs, that’s my hope”
Stuart plans another community clean up next month. See fb.me/StuartBrownIOW for more details.
Voters in Ryde West will have to chance to vote for their next town councillor on Thursday 16th April 2020.