Redbrick residents asked for views on improving area

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RESIDENTS on the Redbrick Estate are invited to attend an ‘estate walkabout’ tomorrow to help improve the area.

The walkabout is taking place alongside the St Martin’s Community Safety Action Zone, which is a 12 month Basildon Community Safety Partnership project aimed at working with residents to make improvements.

Residents are invited to join Basildon Council’s officers to walk around the Redbrick estate to identify areas which need to be improved.

Cllr Malcolm Buckley , cabinet member with responsibility for community safety, said: “We held the first of the St Martin’s ward estate walkabouts last month, and it was extremely useful in finding out some of the issues which matter most to local residents.

"I hope that residents from the Redbrick estate will come along so that we can work together in addressing these issues and making it a more pleasant place for them to live.”

Residents who would like to get involved in the estate walkabout should meet at the junction of Frettons and Gordon Road at 11am on Wednesday 19 September.

The CSAZ street meeting is on Thursday October 11 from 2.30pm outside the Co-Op in Butneys.

For further information visit www.basildon.gov.uk/csp or contact Kaylie Hopcroft, Community Safety Officer at Basildon Council on 01268 294512 or via email at kaylie.hopcroft@basildon.gov.uk.

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11:14am Tue 18 Sep 12

Audioman says...

Best thing to do is to pull the whole plase down,and move the people out
else where.
Best thing to do is to pull the whole plase down,and move the people out else where. Audioman
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12:14pm Tue 18 Sep 12

perini says...

Audioman wrote:
Best thing to do is to pull the whole plase down,and move the people out else where.
What..and let them turn somewhere else into a tip? Tidy up the existing area and then keep it that way would be a start! Drive the idiots out.
[quote][p][bold]Audioman[/bold] wrote: Best thing to do is to pull the whole plase down,and move the people out else where.[/p][/quote]What..and let them turn somewhere else into a tip? Tidy up the existing area and then keep it that way would be a start! Drive the idiots out. perini
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12:32pm Tue 18 Sep 12

Eric Whim says...

The answers to the question 'how to improve' the area are similar to those for any of the estates in the local area.

1)Repairs to the roads and footpaths

2)Routine, regular management of encroaching vegetation/weeds etc

3)Regular street/road sweeping to clear the leaves,twigs and litter from the walkways/roads

4)Targetting and fining and if necessary evicting tenants who breach their tenancy agreement by the cultivation of cannabis (and you only need a nose to find where it's being grown on this particular estate) and anti social behaviour etc.

Of course, the Council will be relutant to act upon most of these suggestions as they involve spending money and employing people....
The answers to the question 'how to improve' the area are similar to those for any of the estates in the local area. 1)Repairs to the roads and footpaths 2)Routine, regular management of encroaching vegetation/weeds etc 3)Regular street/road sweeping to clear the leaves,twigs and litter from the walkways/roads 4)Targetting and fining and if necessary evicting tenants who breach their tenancy agreement by the cultivation of cannabis (and you only need a nose to find where it's being grown on this particular estate) and anti social behaviour etc. Of course, the Council will be relutant to act upon most of these suggestions as they involve spending money and employing people.... Eric Whim
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1:19pm Tue 18 Sep 12

billericay boy says...

Residents meeting walkabout from 11 till 2.30 what's wrong with the council everyone will be at work.
Residents meeting walkabout from 11 till 2.30 what's wrong with the council everyone will be at work. billericay boy
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5:16pm Tue 18 Sep 12

leslog says...

this area should never have been built with these bricks more industrial looking than a general house brick if it looks ugly the area becomes uglyhow it was approved by planners,its a certainty they do not live here
this area should never have been built with these bricks more industrial looking than a general house brick if it looks ugly the area becomes uglyhow it was approved by planners,its a certainty they do not live here leslog
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9:24pm Tue 18 Sep 12

boom says...

billericay boy wrote:
Residents meeting walkabout from 11 till 2.30 what's wrong with the council everyone will be at work.
ha ha brilliant
[quote][p][bold]billericay boy[/bold] wrote: Residents meeting walkabout from 11 till 2.30 what's wrong with the council everyone will be at work.[/p][/quote]ha ha brilliant boom
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9:41am Wed 19 Sep 12

DaisyD123 says...

What on earth is the point of doing a walk round while the descent hard working people of the area are at work and the benefit claiming trouble makers of the area are at home.... What to improve the area? Evict the trouble makers!
What on earth is the point of doing a walk round while the descent hard working people of the area are at work and the benefit claiming trouble makers of the area are at home.... What to improve the area? Evict the trouble makers! DaisyD123
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9:56am Wed 19 Sep 12

Dubzie says...

I agree with Billericay Boy and DaisyD123.

What is the point in doing a walkaround when people like myself (who would like to take part) are hard at work during the day? Add to that the fact that all the nuisance kids will be at school, makes it an almost pointless excercise.

But then it's no surpise. We asked for more of a police presence in our area and low and behold, they come during the day when no one is around.
I agree with Billericay Boy and DaisyD123. What is the point in doing a walkaround when people like myself (who would like to take part) are hard at work during the day? Add to that the fact that all the nuisance kids will be at school, makes it an almost pointless excercise. But then it's no surpise. We asked for more of a police presence in our area and low and behold, they come during the day when no one is around. Dubzie
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