It’s a waste of time andmoney changing estate’s addresses

It’s a waste of time andmoney changing estate’s addresses

It’s a waste of time andmoney changing estate’s addresses

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HUNDREDS of homes will be renumbered and streets named after flowers...so they will fit in with new houses being built nearby.

Basildon Council has written to 533 householders on Laindon’s Five Links estate telling them their addresses are to change as part of the project to redevelop its poorly-built homes.

The council insists the changes are necessary as it has a legal duty to ensure roads are properly named and numbered.

But some residents in Somercotes, Somercotes Court, Mellow Purgess and Newberry Side say it’s a waste of money and want to keep their street names.

Steve Thorpe, 58, of Somercotes, said: “There’s absolutely no reason for doing this. They want all the roads to be named after flowers. That’s just a whim of the council. It’s not a reason.

“I know there is a lot of redevelopment around the Five Links estate, but it doesn’t follow that we need new street names and numbers.”

Mr Thorpe said residents were worried their post would get lost during the changeover.

He added: “What will the postman think if he knows the street as one thing and the mail has a different address? Will we get our letters?

“Basildon Council said it would write again in a few weeks to give details of howwe can register our views. I will be objecting.”

Names for the new roads have yet to be decided, but the council has told resident it wants the name and number changes to be in force by November 14, subject any appeals by residents.

Council leader Phil Turner said the move would not cost the council anything as developers would be paying for it.

He added: “The road names are being changed to ensure the council conforms with its legal duty to ensure estates and roads around Five Links are coherently named and numbered, for the benefit of existing and future residents.

“A sensible numbering and naming plan assists with navigating the estate on foot and by car, especially in emergency situations.

“It is commonplace in such regeneration projects around existing residential properties which are remaining.

“The Post Office is aware of the new addresses and will also know the old addresses. It was also included in the consultation process.

“The new names are all based on the names of flowers, continuing the theme agreed for Phase 2 of the development.”

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7:24am Mon 25 Aug 14

Maddogg says...

What's this got to do with worzel gummidge ?
What's this got to do with worzel gummidge ? Maddogg
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9:54am Mon 25 Aug 14

Kim Gandy says...

Who's the geezer in the homburg? Subs....?
Who's the geezer in the homburg? Subs....? Kim Gandy
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10:32am Mon 25 Aug 14

Howard Cháse says...

Pansy Street.....
Pansy Street..... Howard Cháse
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11:41am Mon 25 Aug 14

Howard Cháse says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Who's the geezer in the homburg? Subs....?
Count Arthur Strong's Grandad I think....
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Who's the geezer in the homburg? Subs....?[/p][/quote]Count Arthur Strong's Grandad I think.... Howard Cháse
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2:02pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Maddogg says...

Where's Aunt Sally and the crowman?
Where's Aunt Sally and the crowman? Maddogg
  • Score: 2

3:30pm Mon 25 Aug 14

stopmoaning1 says...

The council insists the changes are necessary as it has a legal duty to ensure roads are properly named and numbered.

I believe this estate has been in existence for many years with properly named and numbered roads. In fact, there is an example of a sign in the photograph.
The council insists the changes are necessary as it has a legal duty to ensure roads are properly named and numbered. I believe this estate has been in existence for many years with properly named and numbered roads. In fact, there is an example of a sign in the photograph. stopmoaning1
  • Score: 2

5:53pm Mon 25 Aug 14

ekcoanarak says...

You cant polish a turd, but you can roll it in glitter.............
....

Bit like calling a Lada a Bentley
You cant polish a turd, but you can roll it in glitter............. .... Bit like calling a Lada a Bentley ekcoanarak
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6:07pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Howard Cháse says...

ekcoanarak wrote:
You cant polish a turd, but you can roll it in glitter.............

....

Bit like calling a Lada a Bentley
Regarding polishing turds check out coprolite jewellery......
[quote][p][bold]ekcoanarak[/bold] wrote: You cant polish a turd, but you can roll it in glitter............. .... Bit like calling a Lada a Bentley[/p][/quote]Regarding polishing turds check out coprolite jewellery...... Howard Cháse
  • Score: 1

6:22pm Mon 25 Aug 14

ekcoanarak says...

Howard Cháse wrote:
ekcoanarak wrote:
You cant polish a turd, but you can roll it in glitter.............


....

Bit like calling a Lada a Bentley
Regarding polishing turds check out coprolite jewellery......
I just did, very funny

Nice one!
[quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ekcoanarak[/bold] wrote: You cant polish a turd, but you can roll it in glitter............. .... Bit like calling a Lada a Bentley[/p][/quote]Regarding polishing turds check out coprolite jewellery......[/p][/quote]I just did, very funny Nice one! ekcoanarak
  • Score: 1

9:06pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Popsiepop says...

I can't see poor Mr Thorpe being very floral!
I can't see poor Mr Thorpe being very floral! Popsiepop
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