5 September 2018

Councillor’s Corner 18/19 No 3 - BKV18

Pitmen supporter and HTFCSA committee member Paul Woodhead is a Cannock Chase District Councillor for Hednesford. You will see him around the ground most match days, usually as Pitman Pete and in the Strikers Bar after the game where you can talk to him about any matters or issues of concern.

In these articles I want to bring the role of the councillor alive to you and ensure I am accountable to you as the elected representative for the ward in which the football club resides. I will highlight some of the things I get involved with and the decisions the council makes on your behalf. I will be available after most home games for a general conversation and we can arrange a private discussion should that be appropriate. Alternatively you can contact me by phone on 07930 120077 or by email paul.woodhead@greenparty.org.uk

Over the summer the town was entered for the second time for the Best Kept Village competition. In 2017 we received a “Highly Commended” in our first year with positive comments about the community spirit which delivered on many aspects of the judging criteria. The feedback we received from last year was used to plan the areas for improvement for this year and we were rewarded for the hard work across the community with a Second Place.

The regular weekly litterpicks across the town are the backbone of keeping the areas tidy and continue year round. We also improved upon planting in the town with the use of the brick planters along Market Street and more flowers on the Train Station as well as maintaining the Miners and War memorials to a high standard. We added more variety to the flags across the town including one for the Supporters Association as well as many other community groups. The artwork was completed on the railway bridge and this will be expanded in other areas of the town in the months ahead.

Thank you to everyone who volunteered and contributed to this success.

If you want to get involved with demonstrating the pride we all have in our community please let me know and we can build towards a (hopefully) winning position in 2019.