Today at the Mardyke 02/11/2012

In response to issues raised by residents Jon Cruddas MP requested a meeting with the Highways Department at the London Borough of Havering, on site at Mardyke/Orchard Village.

Today Jon Cruddas MP led an inspection around all the problem area’s previously identified by local residents. Also in attendance was South Hornchurch Councillor Dennis Breading, local residents and representatives from Willmott Dixon and Old Ford. It was a very productive meeting and several actions are now ready to be undertaken.

This inspection follows on from many issues raised by residents focussing mainly on water supplies being cut off on a weekly basis due to building work and health and safety issues surrounding the constuction company Willmott Dixon which is oversseing the regeneration of the Mardyke/Orchard Village estate. These issues have all now been dealt with and residents have reported to Jon that everyday life has been much improved in the area.

The water board have been on site and confirmed that there will be no further problems.

Willmott Dixon have assured residents that Health and Safety is exceptionally important to the Business and have met with them personally to answer their queries.

The residents have been involved every step of the way

The problems in the area were brought to the attention of Jon Cruddas via a community survey and a host of residents meetings. Since then Jon has been liasing with the residents regularly letting them know that something is being done.

Jon will be meeting with the Chief Executive of Havering Council in November and again will provide feedback to residents.