We know Alvaston is not poor relation in the city
I WOULD like to take issue with the recent letter from Bob MacDonald "Where is the money to regenerate Alvaston?" (Derby Telegraph, February 11).
Firstly, he is incorrect when he states the funding available is for youth groups. It is not. This money is available to community groups throughout Alvaston, regardless of age.
And local councillors have not neglected Alvaston as he claims. The money for the district centre was put back into the capital budget at the council meeting on January 30 this year.
My fellow ward councillors and I are committed to regenerating Alvaston, we are at the moment endeavouring to start a Traders' Association for the traders and proprietors of the district centre as we believe regeneration needs more than just new pavements.
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We are working with community groups to support and also set up a new residents' association to help them with new projects and reinstate activities for the community that have failed over the past few years.
We listen to what the residents of Alvaston want. We telephone Alvaston residents all year round to ask if they have any issues or concerns regarding Alvaston as well as our frequent councillors on patrol days, when we talk to people and take their ideas on board.
If Mr MacDonald feels Alvaston is the "poor relation" in Derby, he only has to contact us and we can give him a positive update.
Councillor Linda Winter
Labour councillor for Alvaston