Ruffley to hold surgery on Howard Estate and discuss Merry Go Round plans

Tuesday, 30 January, 2007

David Ruffley MP will be out and about among the residents of the Howard Estate between 5 and 6pm on Friday 2 February.

At the invitation of Ernie Broom, Chairman of the Howard Estate's Over-60s Club, David is holding a surgery to tie in with the open day showing plans for the estate's Merry Go Round site.

Havebury Housing Partnership has recently announced that eight new houses will be built on the Merry Go Round site.

Ernie Broom and local residents had campaigned heavily for a new doctor's surgery to be built but they have expressed delight that something is finally being done to address the issue of the derelict site.

Surgery appointments have been pre booked after David's visit was publicised in the community.

David said:

'The matter of the former Merry Go Round site has been of concern to Howard Estate residents for some time and rightly so. It is an eye-sore.

This building is in a prime location that should be at the heart of the Howard Estate community and the period of time it has been derelict is simply unacceptable.

'I am glad that Havebury Housing has now come up with a practical use for the former Merry Go Round site and I will be interested to learn what the local community thinks about the plans for eight new houses.

'Ernie Broom and the Howard Estate Over-60s Club put in sterling work across the community and it is always a pleasure to meet with them and hear what they have to say on issues of local and national concern.'