As we end another year amid an ongoing pandemic, it is time to reflect on achievements as well as areas that require improvement.
Sustainability is one of the most pressing topics currently and it strongly influences our work at Jurong-Clementi Town Council (JRTC). To mark the annual SG Clean Day, JRTC organised several tree planting and litter picking events as well as the launch of the CleanPod for the benefit of our residents. It’s heartening to see the residents’ response to our continuous endeavour to create green and clean spaces, parks and leisure facilities in the estate.
We have also ramped up our sustainability efforts across Jurong-Clementi at both organisational as well as operational levels. The e-waste recycling programme is one such initiative that focuses on JRTC’s sustainability drive. With several collection points throughout the neighbourhood, it is now easier for our residents to dispose of their old and unwanted electronic goods and batteries in a safe and environmentally-responsible manner.
Community living requires collective effort to create a pleasant and peaceful living environment for everyone. Issues such as hoarding and cluttering in common spaces can result in poor neighbourly relations. Hoarding may also impede rescue and evacuation efforts by the Singapore Civil Defence Force in the event of any fire incidents and other emergencies. Placement of personal items and parking of bicycles in the common areas are also not allowed. Residents are urged to keep the corridors, lift landings, stairwells, void decks and other common areas clear of any obstructions. For the removal of bulky items, residents may also contact the Town Council for assistance.
Let us keep our common spaces free and safe for everyone and build a better home together.
Finally, I would like to wish all the residents a happy New Year. Together, we can build a strong and caring community and look out for each other. Let’s continue to stay vigilant, practise safe distancing measures, and play our part in making Jurong-Clementi a neighbourhood that we are proud to call home.
MP Xie Yao Quan
Jurong-Clementi Town Council
Member of Parliament for Jurong GRC