Our DIY clean ups on forgotten estates

Our DIY clean ups on forgotten estates

Our DIY clean ups on forgotten estates

First published in News

FED-UP residents have collected hundreds of signatures calling for housing estates to be cleaned up.

Families have already collected about 500 signatures in just a matter of weeks and are calling on Basildon Council to tackle the rubbish, overgrown weeds and walkways on Pitsea estates such as Chalvedon and Felmores.

Pat Grogan, who set up the petition, which is supported by Labour ward councillors, also organised a community clean-up in Beambridge on Sunday.

More than 100 bags of rubbish were collected.

Mr Grogan, 69, of Beambridge, said: “I just got fed up with the council, these are the forgotten estates.

“I organised this as I was going to the shops every day and I just thought enough is enough.

The petition really is a great idea, let’s put the pride back in Beambridge.

“If you could see Beambridge now it is just unbelievable, it is immaculate. In my area they nowwant me to have another go.

We have not finished as it was such a big task.

“We don’t even get street cleaners now. This wouldn’t happen in Billericay or Wickford as that is where all the money is.

“There is £1million to be spent on projects for Pitsea, so why can’t that £1million be spent cleaning up?”

The petition calls for immediate action to clean-up the Pitsea estates as a whole and is not just about the Beambridge area.

Basildon Council, which provided the equipment for the clean-up, said the area is road swept at least once every six weeks and litterpicked at least once a month – the same as other areas.

Terri Sargent, Basildon councillor responsible for the environment, said: “Beambridge and the Felmores estate is one of the twelve areas to benefit from a Pride in your Area day, which gives residents the opportunity to dispose of large and bulky items that don’t get picked up in normal weekly collections.”

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3:28pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Howard Cháse says...

It's not a tip on all parts of The Chalvedon Estate in my experience of walking through and all about it.

Maybe it's isolated in some areas
It's not a tip on all parts of The Chalvedon Estate in my experience of walking through and all about it. Maybe it's isolated in some areas Howard Cháse
  • Score: 1

3:35pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Maddogg says...

I think my local tip is nicer. And it smells better.
I think my local tip is nicer. And it smells better. Maddogg
  • Score: 1

5:20pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Kim Gandy says...

Another idea nicked by desperate Labour from UKIP who were seen doing it weeks ago but didn't feel the need to call the Echo for a photoshoot.

Yet another example of Labour bandwagon jumping. And what's with the Communist T shirts?

Apparently rent a crowd are all Labour supporters with the odd curious resident.

It won't last long though. All this goodwill. Put them back in charge next year and Basildon will be an outpost London Borough - Tower Hamlets on Thames.

What a good job then that they will be smashed out of existence in the 2015 elections as far as Basildon is concerned.

Feedback I get when out and about with regard to local Labour is that they are a total shambles.

Sitting through a full council meeting and listening to the verbal diarrhoea they spout is enough to convince any right minded member of the public of that.

As for your latest campaign to shut me up Callaghan #notworking. As for you Bennett.. accept your May defeat like a man and stop spouting bile about myself and others who disagree with you and your puppetmaster.

The truth will out in the end.
Another idea nicked by desperate Labour from UKIP who were seen doing it weeks ago but didn't feel the need to call the Echo for a photoshoot. Yet another example of Labour bandwagon jumping. And what's with the Communist T shirts? Apparently rent a crowd are all Labour supporters with the odd curious resident. It won't last long though. All this goodwill. Put them back in charge next year and Basildon will be an outpost London Borough - Tower Hamlets on Thames. What a good job then that they will be smashed out of existence in the 2015 elections as far as Basildon is concerned. Feedback I get when out and about with regard to local Labour is that they are a total shambles. Sitting through a full council meeting and listening to the verbal diarrhoea they spout is enough to convince any right minded member of the public of that. As for your latest campaign to shut me up Callaghan #notworking. As for you Bennett.. accept your May defeat like a man and stop spouting bile about myself and others who disagree with you and your puppetmaster. The truth will out in the end. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 1

9:03pm Mon 25 Aug 14

jayman says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Another idea nicked by desperate Labour from UKIP who were seen doing it weeks ago but didn't feel the need to call the Echo for a photoshoot.

Yet another example of Labour bandwagon jumping. And what's with the Communist T shirts?

Apparently rent a crowd are all Labour supporters with the odd curious resident.

It won't last long though. All this goodwill. Put them back in charge next year and Basildon will be an outpost London Borough - Tower Hamlets on Thames.

What a good job then that they will be smashed out of existence in the 2015 elections as far as Basildon is concerned.

Feedback I get when out and about with regard to local Labour is that they are a total shambles.

Sitting through a full council meeting and listening to the verbal diarrhoea they spout is enough to convince any right minded member of the public of that.

As for your latest campaign to shut me up Callaghan #notworking. As for you Bennett.. accept your May defeat like a man and stop spouting bile about myself and others who disagree with you and your puppetmaster.

The truth will out in the end.
what's your major malfunction Kim? UKIP members are Tory rejects and right-wing xenophobes.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Another idea nicked by desperate Labour from UKIP who were seen doing it weeks ago but didn't feel the need to call the Echo for a photoshoot. Yet another example of Labour bandwagon jumping. And what's with the Communist T shirts? Apparently rent a crowd are all Labour supporters with the odd curious resident. It won't last long though. All this goodwill. Put them back in charge next year and Basildon will be an outpost London Borough - Tower Hamlets on Thames. What a good job then that they will be smashed out of existence in the 2015 elections as far as Basildon is concerned. Feedback I get when out and about with regard to local Labour is that they are a total shambles. Sitting through a full council meeting and listening to the verbal diarrhoea they spout is enough to convince any right minded member of the public of that. As for your latest campaign to shut me up Callaghan #notworking. As for you Bennett.. accept your May defeat like a man and stop spouting bile about myself and others who disagree with you and your puppetmaster. The truth will out in the end.[/p][/quote]what's your major malfunction Kim? UKIP members are Tory rejects and right-wing xenophobes. jayman
  • Score: -2

3:08am Tue 26 Aug 14

Ladydolphin.mh says...

what happened with the Council Tax that everyone has to contribute to sneaking out of providing a road sweaper to handpick the rubbish on our estates any longer.

Even after the weakly bin bag collections when obviously there are going to be more scattered rubbish from split sacks, there doesn't seem to be anyone going round clearing up after the binmen.

I think that there should be more pride in the community awards.
what happened with the Council Tax that everyone has to contribute to sneaking out of providing a road sweaper to handpick the rubbish on our estates any longer. Even after the weakly bin bag collections when obviously there are going to be more scattered rubbish from split sacks, there doesn't seem to be anyone going round clearing up after the binmen. I think that there should be more pride in the community awards. Ladydolphin.mh
  • Score: 0

8:21am Tue 26 Aug 14

cropped hero says...

and I will continue to ask Kim Gandy - why Basildon? you dont live in the area. Whats it got to do with you? its not as if you do any good is it? All you do is make negative comments about everyone.

When you live in the borough feel free to comment, until then Dont.
and I will continue to ask Kim Gandy - why Basildon? you dont live in the area. Whats it got to do with you? its not as if you do any good is it? All you do is make negative comments about everyone. When you live in the borough feel free to comment, until then Dont. cropped hero
  • Score: 4

5:22pm Tue 26 Aug 14

BasildonDond says...

Funny how rubbish strewn streets are blamed on the council. If people had respect and pride for where they live there wouldn't be this problem. Take your rubbish home or place in a bin. The council could then direct the money to providing a better service elsewhere
Funny how rubbish strewn streets are blamed on the council. If people had respect and pride for where they live there wouldn't be this problem. Take your rubbish home or place in a bin. The council could then direct the money to providing a better service elsewhere BasildonDond
  • Score: 3

7:44am Fri 29 Aug 14

Kim Gandy says...

Another idea nicked by desperate Labour from UKIP who were seen doing it weeks ago but didn't feel the need to call the Echo for a photoshoot.

Yet another example of Labour bandwagon jumping. And what's with the Communist T shirts?

Apparently rent a crowd are all Labour supporters with the odd curious resident.

It won't last long though. All this goodwill. Put them back in charge next year and Basildon will be an outpost London Borough - Tower Hamlets on Thames.

What a good job then that they will be smashed out of existence in the 2015 elections as far as Basildon is concerned.

Feedback I get when out and about with regard to local Labour is that they are a total shambles.

Sitting through a full council meeting and listening to the verbal diarrhoea they spout is enough to convince any right minded member of the public of that.

As for your latest campaign to shut me up Callaghan #notworking. As for you Bennett.. accept your May defeat like a man and stop spouting bile about myself and others who disagree with you and your puppetmaster.

The truth will out in the end.
Another idea nicked by desperate Labour from UKIP who were seen doing it weeks ago but didn't feel the need to call the Echo for a photoshoot. Yet another example of Labour bandwagon jumping. And what's with the Communist T shirts? Apparently rent a crowd are all Labour supporters with the odd curious resident. It won't last long though. All this goodwill. Put them back in charge next year and Basildon will be an outpost London Borough - Tower Hamlets on Thames. What a good job then that they will be smashed out of existence in the 2015 elections as far as Basildon is concerned. Feedback I get when out and about with regard to local Labour is that they are a total shambles. Sitting through a full council meeting and listening to the verbal diarrhoea they spout is enough to convince any right minded member of the public of that. As for your latest campaign to shut me up Callaghan #notworking. As for you Bennett.. accept your May defeat like a man and stop spouting bile about myself and others who disagree with you and your puppetmaster. The truth will out in the end. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 0

7:53am Fri 29 Aug 14

Kim Gandy says...

Haven't read any of you leftie idiots' comments above although skimming down I did notice the word UKIP.

I reiterate, for the thicker of you. I AM NOT A MEMBER OF ANY POLITICAL PARTY BY CHOICE.

Now, have you idiots taken that in? I may have friends in the Conservatives and UKIP but in reality I detest party politics. They are all the same.

I just support individuals in both in order that we keep the Labour fascists and self hating racists OUT.

And it has been effective hasn't it?

So shut up and jog on. I am not interested in the ramblings of the insane left.

Vote Labour: get another Rotherham. Simples!

Now I have reiterated what I said above just to reinforce it. And I am NOT going away and no amount of bullying from the unwashed Left is not going to stop me.

Not my problem if you can't stomach the truth.
Haven't read any of you leftie idiots' comments above although skimming down I did notice the word UKIP. I reiterate, for the thicker of you. I AM NOT A MEMBER OF ANY POLITICAL PARTY BY CHOICE. Now, have you idiots taken that in? I may have friends in the Conservatives and UKIP but in reality I detest party politics. They are all the same. I just support individuals in both in order that we keep the Labour fascists and self hating racists OUT. And it has been effective hasn't it? So shut up and jog on. I am not interested in the ramblings of the insane left. Vote Labour: get another Rotherham. Simples! Now I have reiterated what I said above just to reinforce it. And I am NOT going away and no amount of bullying from the unwashed Left is not going to stop me. Not my problem if you can't stomach the truth. Kim Gandy
  • Score: -1

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