Residents unite on estate roads issue

RESIDENTS are working together to improve roads on their estate.

People living on the Frost Estate, in Corringham, have created a “steering group”, made up of volunteers who want to make life better for drivers in the area.

The group will produce a newsletter to be sent to all households on the estate to keep them informed of the progress being made.

Janet Deeney, secretary of the Frost Esate Association, said the estate had a good sense of community.

She said: “We had a couple of meetings last year of the whole estate. The upshot of it was a steering committee of people who put their names down and we met at the library.

“It has an impact on the estate, people that are living there and people that want to live there. One sale has already fallen through because of the state of the roads.

“It is going to be a long process, but hopefully we are going to hold another meeting again soon. “We are lucky to have the support and patronage of our MP Stephen Metcalfe and our councillor Mark Coxshall.”

Mr Metcalfe, MP for East Thurrock, met residents recently.

He said: “This was a very positive meeting. The steering group is working together to find constructive solutions to a problem that is affecting many people in the community.

“I will do all I can to work with the local community and with the steering group to help it achieve its aims.”

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4:15pm Sun 10 Feb 13

A Dermot says...

Basically the residents of the Frost Estate want the taxpayers of Thurrock to pay for the repair and upkeep of their private roads.

When residents purchased their homes they knew that the roads were the responsibility of the residents to maintain and repair. If they want the Council to take over they have to first get them rebuilt at their expense to the standards of normal roads.
Basically the residents of the Frost Estate want the taxpayers of Thurrock to pay for the repair and upkeep of their private roads. When residents purchased their homes they knew that the roads were the responsibility of the residents to maintain and repair. If they want the Council to take over they have to first get them rebuilt at their expense to the standards of normal roads. A Dermot
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