Mum wins campaign to have wall repaired

Mum wins campaign to have wall repaired

Mum wins campaign to have wall repaired

First published in News by , Reporter

A MOTHER has succeeded in getting a wall outside her home fixed after lobbying the council for more than a year.

Michelle Hunt, 30, who lives with her young family in Defoe Parade, Chafford Hundred, said her two-year-old daughter Jade had got out of their home three times because of the broken wall.

The front of the house is sheltered by a large wall, which was broken down by Thurrock Council last year after it became unstable.

Mrs Hunt said the council had promised to fix the wall several times over the last year – but nothing had been done.

She said: “They came in April to make the wall safe, because it became unstable again. But they actually need to rebuild it.

“It’s dangerous. I have a young daughter and she’s gone missing at least three times because there is practically no wall and she’s a toddler who likes to run about.

“I can’t even let my dogs out in the front because they could get out and get lost. I’m now getting £130 phone bills because I’ve been on the phone to the council for so long.”

According to Mrs Hunt, the council knocked the wall in half last year after it became unsteady.

She added: “The wall has become wobbly again because of the rain.

“The council has told me several times that it will fix it, but no one ever turns up.”

A spokesman for Thurrock Council confirmed that work was due to begin on Wednesday and said the wall was made secure as soon as the issue was raised.

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2:28pm Fri 22 Aug 14

I-say-you-say says...

“It’s dangerous. I have a young daughter and she’s gone missing at least three times because there is practically no wall and she’s a toddler who likes to run about. "

Once is understandable, but once you knew she could get out, why did you leave her unattended enough for her to do it more times?!

I don't see how the Council can be blamed for bad parenting!!!
“It’s dangerous. I have a young daughter and she’s gone missing at least three times because there is practically no wall and she’s a toddler who likes to run about. " Once is understandable, but once you knew she could get out, why did you leave her unattended enough for her to do it more times?! I don't see how the Council can be blamed for bad parenting!!! I-say-you-say
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3:59pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Sugarman says...

I thought Defoe Parade was in Chadwell not Chafford Hundred!
I thought Defoe Parade was in Chadwell not Chafford Hundred! Sugarman
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