Battersea residents can quiz councillors

Published: 27 January 2014

Residents in St Mary’s Park ward in Battersea will get the chance to quiz their locally elected representatives and senior council managers and offer feedback on a whole range of public services at special report back meeting next week.

The council regularly holds ‘Let’s Talk’ meetings across the borough so that residents can deliver their verdicts on local services and highlight issues of concern.

Topics that are often raised by members of the public include parking, street cleaning, recycling, policing, public transport and the NHS.

Important issues identified by the ward’s three locally elected councillors include planned improvements for the Somerset and Surrey Lane estates, moves to safeguard the Prince of Wales pub from redevelopment, traffic conditions in and around Battersea Church Road and the start of construction work on the new St John Bosco school.

The meeting will be chaired by the council’s cabinet member for housing Paul Ellis and he will be joined by local ward councillors Tessa Strickland, John Hallmark and Mark Davies plus the leader of the opposition Rex Osborn.

Senior officers from all the main town hall services will also be on hand to answer questions from the audience, address locally identified concerns and take on board suggestions for service improvements.

The meeting is being held at Dimson Lodge, 141 Battersea Church Road on Tuesday, February 4 from 7.30pm onwards.

People who are unable to attend can submit questions in advance via the council’s website at A summary of the issues raised by residents will be posted on these web pages after the meeting.

People with a disability who require support or assistance to attend should call Gareth Jones on (020) 8871 7520 or email