Cllr Harrison Rone-Clarke, Labour’s environmental spokesperson on Bromsgrove Council, has called for further action to establish the status of land where the ownership is disputed. ‘Councillors will very often receive complaints from residents about overgrown shrubbery, broken streetlights or general disrepair on pockets of land where it is unclear which of our local partners is the steward. Residents and Councillors will then be passed from organisation to organisation, Council to BDHT to Seven Trent and so on, in search of answers.’ ‘What I want, as a councillor but also as a resident, is for these partners to get around the table and sort these disputes out, agree which of them is responsible and get the work done, I’m really glad that the district council has agreed to work constructively to sort this out.’ Cllr Rone-Clarke has asked the council to invite the relevant organisations to the table to resolve these disputes. ‘As well as sorting this out for the long-term, I’ve asked for a commitment that, where work needs to be done in the meantime, it will be, even if it means that the council and its partners carry out work on others behalf and request compensation.