Update on issues in the Lye area

Margot provides an update on issues in the Lye area

Yesterday a public meeting took place at Lye Christ Church. Parliamentary sitting hours prevented me from attending, however, a representative from my Stourbridge office attended on my behalf.

I was very pleased to hear that the request for additional CCTV to tackle fly-tipping and anti-social behaviour has been granted and new deployable CCTV units are now active in the area. This is a positive step for Lye.

Littering does remain an issue in the area and I continually encourage Dudley Council to make use of new enforcement officers in Lye to take action against people caught littering.

As I am sure many residents will have seen, a temporary barrier has been erected around the war memorial at Christ Church. I sincerely hope that this barrier will be temporary and that efforts by the Council will soon allow the memorial to open again without the prospect of anybody treating it with disrespect.

Lye residents are still concerned about rogue landlords and overcrowding. A member of my team attends regular meetings of the Lye Community Cohesion working group, during which feedback is provided on any ongoing rogue landlord investigations. The Council do take this very seriously, but it is vital that anybody with suspicion or evidence of such activity reports this to Dudley Council on 0300 555 2345. The Council investigate every report.

If anybody has any specific concerns that they wish to raise, or would like me to report anything on their behalf, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Margot James

Member of Parliament for Stourbridge