Streets in a County Durham village have been made safer thanks to a series of parking improvements by one of the north east’s largest landlords.
Calls from residents in Sherburn to tackle parking problems have been met thanks to a project by believe housing. Families living in Usher Avenue and Parkhouse Gardens, Sherburn, raised concerns about parking with the group, which stepped in to improve matters.
New off street parking and driveways have been installed at Parkhouse Gardens, which is close to a local school and was often congested at peak times. Nearby Usher Gardens has also benefitted from new driveways after double parked cars caused issues for residents.
One of the tenants in Usher Gardens who has received a new driveway is Lloyd Phillips. Mr Phillips, who has lived in Usher Gardens for four years, said: “We’ve had lots of problems with double parking in the street. It makes it really difficult for deliveries.
“The new drives have tidied the street up, and it looks lovely.”
believe housing Building Surveyor, Daryl Reed, who managed the works said: “When these streets were built I don’t imagine anyone could have foreseen the huge number of cars on our roads today.
“It’s great to be able to tackle tenants’ concerns and improve their surroundings. Work like this might seem pretty basic, but it has a direct and positive impact on our tenants and their homes.”
The works have been carried out by Groundworks, Landscape Management Services and Keepmoat. Geoff Milburn from Groundworks said: “It was a pleasure to contribute to the safety of all residents including those of believe housing.”