With the City economy now so dependent on visitors the Council and its partners needs to up its game and give some public areas a face-lift.
Landlords promise quick action
Access Housing, who manage Foxwood’s Bellhouse estate, have promised quick action to deal with residents concerns.
We reported yesterday about growing concerns about litter, dumping, overgrown hedges and other issues which are blighting the estate.
Now Access have promised that there will be a tidy up starting on Wednesday (12th March).
A part time caretaker is being engaged to undertake this type of work.
Contractors will be brought in the cut back hedges and smarten up the planted areas. It is hoped that the verges will also be edged.
Action is promised to improve the play area on Linnet Way.
The estate manager for the area is Jo Caveney. She holds a fortnightly surgery for residents and can be contacted on 0345 678 0573 (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org )
The campaign to have the Thoresby, St Stephens, Cornlands and Tennent Road estate given a “make over” has gained substantial support from residents.
The main areas for improvement so far identified include:
1. Repairs to verges and protective posts (or selective bitmacing)
2. Verge trimming
3. More car parking.
4. Weed removal.
5. Repairs to gates and fencing.
6. Snicket and other resurfacing
7. Gulley cleaning
8. A major spring clean of communal areas, garages, snickets, forecourts including painting street furniture, replacing notices etc etc.
9. Trees/hedges cutting back from paths and boundaries.
Housing is the one area where there haven’t been any cuts.
Over £13 million is held by the Council in reserves(!)
Yet this decline happens?