Monday, March 30, 2009

Partial Resurfacing of Dressington Avenue this week

The section of Dressington Avenue from near the entrance to outside house number 35 is being resurfaced this week. We've received a number of complaints from residents about this road over the past year or so, as well as from users of the Ladywell Day Centre.

We've followed up on these, but one of the reasons it has taken so long to get anything done is that the road came under the housing budget rather than highways, and when the housing management was transferred to Regenter B3, responsibility for the road maintenence remained with the Council, but there was no funding earmarked for it and so there has been a fair amount of negotiation to get some progress on this.

A partial resurfacement is less than many residents will be hoping for, but hopefully it will at least repair the worst section of the road until funds are available to do the rest. I am hoping that all the 'estate roads' in the Brockley PFI area which are also in the same state of limbo (ie the responsibility of housing but no budget to repair them), including Viney Road and Foxborough Gardens will be transferred over to highways, so they can at least be added to the resurfacing priority list.

UPDATE 31st March: I've had confirmation today that funding has been found to also repair the road by the junction with Lion Close, which was also in dire need of repair so that's good news.

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