STEPHEN Metcalfe, local MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock, has welcomed the news that Thurrock Council will be conducting a public consultation into roads on the Frost Estate.
Local residents, councillors, and the local MP have been campaigning for the Council to fix the road which has fallen into a state of disrepair. Earlier this year the Frost Estate Residents Association submitted a petition which called on the Council to hold a referendum on creating a community, or parish council.
Thurrock Council will now initiate a consultation and if 51% of Frost Estate residents engage with the process, a parish council could be up and running by May 2015. This would then allow the parish council to precept money to repair the roads.
Mr Metcalfe commented: “This is fantastic news for the Frost Estate residents and brings them one step closer to their ultimate objective of getting the roads fixed.”
“I would like to thank the local councillors how have been involved in solving this issue and the Frost Estate steering group who’s dedication and determination is now beginning to pay off. Hopefully when I visit the Estate in the future, we will be even closer to getting the roads back into working condition.”