Success for local residents as Amey agree to resurface side of road left untouched for 20 years

Local residents along with the help of Councillor Eva Phillips (Brandwood) and Steve McCabe MP and are delighted that Amey have agreed to resurface one side of ClandonClose which hasn’t been touched for 20 years.

Following contact with their local Councillor and MP, and weeks of back and forth, the Council’s Highways Contractors finally agreed to resurface the side of Clandon Close that has not been touched for nearly 20 years. After meeting with the residents of ClandonClose, Eva and Steve demanded a joint inspection with Amey and it was agreed following the visit that they would schedule footway improvement works. Amey plan to carry out this work over the next year.

The residents of Clandon Close, many of whom are elderly and disabled have campaigned for a number of months to improve the footway and put together a petition which they handed to Councillor Phillips to present to Council. Calls from local residents put pressures on Amey to look again at the decision.

Councillor Phillips said:

“I’m glad that Amey decided to look at Clandon Close again after I asked for a joint inspection a couple of weeks ago. It’s great news that through our joint efforts we have been able to deliver on one of the key demands on the petition that residents handed to me.”

Steve McCabe MP said:

“I’m pleased that Amey have looked at their decision again as I know having spoken to local residents and visiting Clandon Close that the condition of the footway was in a bad way and many elderly residents struggled to walk on the footway. This is a success for local residents who have pushed for this outcome over the past few months. ”

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Steve McCabe is the Labour MP for Birmingham, Selly Oak, and has been an MP continuously since 1 May 1997.

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