Residents have been calling me in the last few weeks after reading my latest newsletters in which i divulge the shocking admission made by Conservative-run Brentwood council that demonstrates a complete lack of planning and abdication of responsibility.
Of course, residents are worried. In over 10 years in charge the Conservative administrations has failed to put aside money to maintain council houses and flats. Drake House alone needs £700,000 spent on it (new boilers and lifts), Masefield Court needs considerable refurbishment, there are two elderly homes that will need lift replacements and Railway Square and Sir Francis Way need attention due to ongoing damp issues.
This is deplorable behaviour. Maintenance of our council homes should be a priority but the Tories ignore those who most need help.
I have just reported this to Essex Council and the reference number is above if anyone wants to check on it. Between a supermarket and a Job Centre, this really needs fixing. I know I have reported it before, hope it is big enough for the Tory council to take action now!
For a few weeks now, I have been running a resident survey regarding the parking restrictions opposite Beechwood Surgery in Pastoral Way.
I have had a good response, and I won’t say which way it is leaning at the moment, but this is just to let everyone know that I am going to close the survey next weekend (end of Saturday 21 November) and report on the results, submitting them to the South Essex Parking Partnership if the call is for increased parking restrictions.
So this is just a last call to complete the survey HERE.
Oh, but just one thing. We can’t do anything about the parking in the surgery car park, that’s private land. We can only do something about the on-street parking.