Saturday, 3 January 2009

Working for the community

A nice piece in the Romford Recorder showing how a BNP councillor can achieve things for the local community.

A STRUGGLING veterinary clinic has been given a shot in the arm by a team of generous tradesmen.

The RSPCA Campbell Clinic, in Chippenham Road, Harold Hill, received a top to bottom revamp by the community action team, run by Councillor Mark Logan.

In May last year the clinic closed due to its "difficult financial position".

The Havering branch of the RSPCA told angry users of the vital service that re-opening the clinic - including refurbishing the building to an acceptable level - would cost between £100,000 to £150,000.

The make-over was made possible by generous donations from local businesses, including £400-worth of painting materials from B&Q, carpets fitted by Comet Carpets and a new £10,000 kitchen supplied and fitted by Magnet.

Cllr Logan (Gooshays, BNP), said: "We're really pleased with the way the clinic turned out.

"It is gleaming and looks like a new pin."

Consisting of a variety of tradesmen - including plumbers, electricians and carpenters - the community action team was set up to help charities, and elderly and disabled people in need in Harold Hill.

The 14-strong voluntary team is now on its 18th project in the area.

Cllr Logan said: "We're only too glad to help and the volunteers have enjoyed doing it.

"I'm quite taken aback by the success of the community action team - it's restored my faith in humanity."

An RSPCA spokesman said: "We are really pleased that after the difficulties of the last year, people have been able to get funds together and refurbish the clinic.

"We hope to be able to open soon and once again offer animal welfare services to the people of Harold Hill and their pets.

Romford Recorder

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