Bilton estate to finally get services from councils

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The Pavilions estate off Bilton Road is likely to adopted by Warwickshire County Council early next year, according to land owners Taylor Wimpey.

It means the development, now eight years old, will enjoy the benefits of having services like street cleaning, street lighting, parking and general maintenance done by the local authorities.

The estate’s residents association, which is holding its AGM on Thursday October 17 at 7pm at Edward Street’s community centre, said it’s hopeful the estate will be adopted by the end of March 2014.

Freddie Sear, chair of the association, said: “This community has shown that through cohesiveness, people power can make a difference. Pavilions has had its troubles in the past but now things have improved vastly and I think it’s a great place to live.”

He added: “The estate being adopted by Warwickshire County Council will hopefully take care of many irritating problems which have been troubling residents ranging from litter and general maintenance to parking issues which need to be dealt with sensibly and properly.”

Mr Sear is also extending a particularly warm invitation to the AGM for the estate’s eastern European population, who, Mr Sear said, are welcome to get more involved in their community.

A Taylor Wimpey spokesman said: “Warwickshire County Council’s highways team is due to visit the site in October to notify us of any further work which may be required before the site can be formally adopted by the council. We expect any works to commence by the end of the year with adoption likely to follow in early 2014.”