Come talk to Mears about housing repairs
Date posted: 20-02-2013
A SERIES of open sessions are being held for tenants to talk and meet with representatives from Mears – Thurrock Council’s new responsive repairs contractor.
Mears took over the work from 1 February and will run the service until a full time contractor is chosen.
Cllr Val Morris-Cook, the council’s portfolio holder for housing, said: “Mears have been in talks with us on some of the main issues which surrounded the poor services tenants had been receiving and they are fully committed to helping us make substantial improvements.”
Mears have set a target to clear the inherited backlog of routine repairs by the end of April with an appointment for each job.
Alan Long, executive director at Mears, said: “This backlog is now our priority and we are determined to put things right once and for all.
“We hope we get the chance to meet as many residents as possible at these sessions so we can show our commitment to the changes we will be making.”
The details for the sessions are:
Stanford and Corringham, Saturday, 2 March, 10am to noon, Corringham Village Hall
Grays, Tuesday 5 March, 6.30pm to 9.30pm Seabrook Rise Community Centre
Aveley and Purfleet, Saturday, 9 March, 10am to noon Proofs House
Tilbury, Saturday, 16 March, 10am to noon Crown Court
South Ockendon, Saturday, 30 March 10am to noon, Ockendon Centre
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