Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Stephen Metcalfe MP Holds Frost Estate Public Meeting

Earlier this week, over 170 people attended a meeting held by local MP Stephen Metcalfe to discuss the condition of the roads in the Frost Estate, Corringham.

Due to high levels of correspondence on the issue, the MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock was keen to meet residents in person to discuss practical ways in which the problems can be solved.

Many issues were discussed at the meeting including, the poor condition of the roads, the potential cost of improving their condition and the damage caused by Council refuse lorries. As a result, a number of residents have volunteered to form a steering group with the ultimate aim of ensuring that the roads are fit for purpose.

After the meeting, Stephen said: “I was delighted to see such a high turnout at this meeting. If we are to solve the problems with the roads on the Frost Estate we must work together and it was extremely encouraging to see so many people willing to do this.”

“The steering group will be vital in the success of meeting the community’s aims and I will of course support the residents in whatever way I can. I will begin by contacting Thurrock Council to see if they can use the lighter refuse lorries in the Frost Estate to prevent further deterioration of the roads.

“I think we are on track for a community led solution and I will continue to support the residents in achieving their aims. I look forward to seeing the results on the Frost Estate in the near future.”