Residents on a new housing estate in Ecclesfield have been plagued for 10 years by problems caused by the developer of the estate- and now local campaigner Bridget Kelly has stepped up efforts to resolve matters by asking residents to join forces.
“I know that the unfinished cul de sacs and driveways left by Gleesons on the Merryton Crescent estate is a concern. I know that our Labour Councillor, Craig Gamble Pugh, and former Labour Councillor Andy Bainbridge, have worked on this for a number of years,” said Bridget Kelly.
“Because we have not yet found a solution, I’ve set up an online survey to explore action we can take as a community. Please fill it in below.”
Unfinished hardcore ballast surfaces have been left in place where the developer refused to lay proper surfacing.
Bridget continued “Many people have told me that the gravel surfaces are causing a slipping hazard. In places, cars are bottoming out where the surface has worn down. People are also concerned about the handover from Gleesons to the maintenance company.
I can’t promise that I can solve these problems- but I will work hard with Councillor Craig Gamble Pugh to give you a voice. Some residents suggested we organise a meeting, or look at speaking to the media to pressure Gleesons to do the right thing.”
Please give us your views by completing the survey below: