Improvements Demanded on the Ashburton Estate

West Putney residents petition the council saying concerns have been ignored

Improvements Demanded on the Ashburton Estate


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A petition has been started by residents of the Ashburton Estate in West Putney after they say their concerns about a range of problems have not been listen to.

The petition started by Andrea Gilbert, which at the time of writing had 39 signatures, reads, “We the undersigned are demanding that Wandsworth council listen to the residents’ concerns living on the Ashburton Estate. Residents have raised issues with the council with no success and now is the time for the council to improve things for the local community.”

Among the matters they say they have tried to bring to the council’s attention is funding for youth and mental health services, poor phone signals, lack of free ATMs, no local supermarket, fly-tipping and poor maintenance of lifts in buildings.

In addition they complain about rat running on Carslake and Tildesley Roads saying a crossing on Carslake Road near Ark Academy is needed for children's safety.

A council spokesman said,“We welcome all forms of feedback from our residents and will always listen to their concerns and take positive steps to address any issues they identify, but we simply don’t recognise the bleak picture that’s being portrayed here and know that the vast majority of estate residents are happy with the services they receive and are proud to say they live on the Ashburton.”

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April 21, 2021