Celebration for residents after road repair in Jarrow

Residents are walking on air '“ almost '“ after the road outside of their homes was resurfaced.

Tuesday, 29th March 2016, 8:00 am
Updated Friday, 1st April 2016, 10:44 pm
The work on Medway Road, Jarrow, has now finished leaving residents delighted.

Work has been carried out on resurfacing Medway Road, in Calf Close, Jarrow.

Cash for the work was provided by the Jarrow and Boldon Community Area Forum (CAF) after a number of people had complained about the condition of the road.

Coun Alan Smith said: “We use our annual residents’ survey and feedback from our community to direct CAF cash to the areas that matter most to them.

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“I’m delighted that we are able to act upon their wishes, where possible.”

This scheme is the first of a number across the ward, with works planned on each of three estates.

In Hedworth, two paths leading to the Dene area will soon be spruced up

While the Fellgate estate will have its ‘black path’ which runs centrally through the estate, via the two schools and shopping area, repaired.

Medway Road resident Norah Brown says she is delighted with the work

She said: “I would like to say a big thank you to our councillors for the help given in getting our road repaired.”

During the next financial year, the Jarrow and Boldon CAF will have £108,228 to spend on environmental initiatives.

The forum will have £226,880 to use on housing initiatives.

While £33,500 has been earmarked to be spent on social schemes – groups can apply for up to £1,000 for projects providing a long-term benefit.

While applications for £500 can be made for a one- off event.