A resident was concerned about the way Harold Road was swept. Following a personal inspection, John Howard raised the matter with the Council, and is pleased to report that Harold Road was swiftly brought up to an acceptable standard.
FOCUS chased up the unblocking of a gully in Lister Road that residents believed had not been properly cleansed for a number of years.
The Council has advised that it is now fully operational.
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A resident contacted the FOCUS Team concerned about drivers speeding through Harrington Road to avoid traffic queues in the High Road.
FOCUS has asked the Council to investigate and will keep you informed of any news.
The FOCUS Team alerted both the Council and the Police Safer Neighbourhood Team about concerns raised by residents concerning late evening anti social behaviour at the junction of Grove Road and High Road Leytonstone.
Hopefully the Police and the Council will resolve the problem.
FOCUS understands that the new trains are not now expected to come into service until late next year.
Delays to signalling works to allow a more frequent service mean that the increased passenger service is unlikely to commence before November.
This service has, as predicted, become much busier since coming under the control of Transport for London (TfL). Campaigners are now pressing for all the trains to be upgraded to three coaches without delay.
Liberal Democrat Assembly member and Transport spokesperson, Caroline Pigeon accepted the User Group’s invitation to see for herself the overcrowding that travellers are facing. She is pictured, at Barking Station, with members of the committee.
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John Howard alerted the Council about a collapsing BT manhole and damaged kerb at the corner of Leigh Road. It appears that a heavy vehicle had cut across the corner.
It was swiftly checked and preliminary repairs were carried out within 2 days. A permanent repair has since been completed.
After years of campaigning by Liberal Democrats and other local people against the cutting of services at Whipps Cross Hospital, the Government has now agreed to spend £23 million to redevelop the accident and emergency department.
You may recall that local residents were joined by members of the Liberal Democrats in a protest march to save our local hospital.
The FOCUS Team says: “A big thank you must go to all those people who helped with the campaigns.”