Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance…..
Well, whilst not quite maintenance in the sense that the rubbish may be overflowing from a bin and not removed without a gentle nudge, this is a slightly different type of maintenance. Simply, this is one whereby folks on the Alton Estate can enjoy their surroundings.
The photo below refers to a green strip of grass within a footpath next to Fontley Way 1-20 and just look at the state of it. Now, this photo was taken on the 17th January 2015.
The below photo, was taken on the 28th February 2015. Can you believe that this was over a month later and yet the state of it was still pretty poor.
A few emails to the Council later, copying in a few residents, then hey presto, something was done about it. Bollards were installed.
How can residents improve the maintenance of their area or their block?
Well, there are a few ways of doing this.
- One way is to start a Residents Association.
- Another way, is to approach your Councillors and ask them to do something about it. They seem to be keen to hear about the challenges of “trouble spots”.
- Email your Estate Manager.
If going through with options 2 and 3, it might be worth copying in a few residents, or the Alton Regeneration Watch or roeregeneration.
Links of interest (click the sentence below for the article)
- Alton Estate Residents Associations: a bit of background about the activity of Residents Associations on the Alton Estate
- Labour February-March newsletter: this article refers to Labour’s interest in wanting to know about “trouble spots”
- Council contacts
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