IN the last decade the path between Belhus Park and Ormiston Academy has been rundown. The work of UKIP Cllr Peter Smith and local residents has seen the area cleared and now the lights have been turned back on.
Cllr Peter Smith said: "After persistent negotiations with Thurrock Council the lighting has now been reinstated at the ‘parkway’.
"This provides an improvement to the area, provides better safety for local residents and opens up the possibility of increased usage for those that wish to enjoy the facilities at the Belhus Leisure Complex.
"It brings to an end the reluctance of many residents to use the ‘parkway’, moreover increasing safety particularly for students at Ormiston Academy.
"I’m hoping that the ‘parkway’ will be included in this years cycle highway improvements and encouraging students to cycle to school and reducing traffic on our busy roads."