We have been forgotten about, say elderly residents of Bath estate
Elderly residents at a private estate on the edge of Bath have accused its owner of "total indifference" to their problems.
The Quarry Rock Gardens residential park at Claverton Down is cut off every time it snows.
Residents, some of whom are in their 80s and 90s, say owner David Newman has simply left them to fend for themselves.
Residents say Mr Newman has not provided enough grit for the estate road.
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And they accuse him of failing to provide adequate signs.
New resident Sue Mayer said she had been "scared stiff" when driving earlier this year.
"It is not safe. When it snows we are cut off."
Residents want better signs for visitors, better house numbering and speed limit signs.
Barry Dolling said: "Things do not get done. We are cut off and forgotten about, just left to get on with it."
Resident and B&NES councillor Bryan Chalker said he was fed up with trying to get Mr Newman to take action.
Mr Chalker, who has lived at Quarry Rock Gardens for 11 years, said: "David Newman is fully aware of many problems here but steadfastly refuses to respond to requests for help.
"This is a retirement park and many of the residents are extremely elderly and frail – some in their 80s and 90s – and Mr Newman has displayed a total indifference to our plight."
Following pressure from Councillor David Martin (Lib Dem, Bathwick), Mr Newman has now agreed to put up a site plan at the entrance.
But the issue of more grit bins remains outstanding.
The Chronicle has made various attempts to contact Bristol-based Mr Newman, through phone calls, e-mails and letter, but has received no response.