We always appreciate feedback from our residents to help enhance the services we provide. Throughout the last year, our Property Services team have been working hard to make improvements to a number of our estates, following requests from residents.

Take a look at some of the upgrades made this year: 

  • The Cornfields – Introduction of 3 speed bumps

We often received reports of inappropriate driving and speeding on the long, straight roadway into the estate through to the garage area. To help resolve this issue, three speed bumps have been added to the road. 

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  • Howard Agne & The Bourne – Construction of bin stores

Waste disposal in this area was an issue due to a lack of bin stores. Historically there were open areas where the bins were placed, which often meant that any excess or overflowing waste was blown across the estate. This also led to missed bin collections. 

The creation of wooden bin stores for these areas has since reduced the need for caretaker visits, missed collections due to contaminated waste and has stopped litter being blown across the estate. The bin stores also accommodate euro bins, allowing for greater waste disposal capacity.

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  • Praetorian Ct – Metal gates added to bin stores

Our caretakers were regularly attending this estate to clear items that had been dumped in the bin stores. The knock on effect of this meant that the local authority on occasion would refuse to collect bins due to restricted items being dumped and large, bulky items blocking their access to the bins. By adding gates to all four of the bin stores, the amount of fly-tipping on the estate has reduced and bin collection has been resumed as normal.

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  • The Close – Metal gate installed

The area has previously suffered from regular fly-tipping. There were also reports from residents of unauthorised access into the rear communal garden. The installation of a gate has since deterred the dumping of rubbish and fly-tipping, as well as restricted access into the rear garden, preventing any non-residents from trying to gain entry.

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If you have any proposals or suggestions for improvements to your estate, please contact your Property Services Inspector for consideration.