OVERGROWN weeds need tackling on a Colchester estate to prevent a nasty fall says one resident.

June Piper, of Primrose Walk, Greenstead , said more needed to be done to keep parts of the estate tidy.

She fears the poor state of pathways is not only unsightly but also dangerous, particularly for the elderly.

A Colchester Borough Homes spokesman said: “We have a maintenance contract which is committed to a regular programme of grass cutting and chemical control of weeds in pathways.

“Now we are aware of the situation in Primrose Walk we will arrange a site visit and work with the contractor to resolve the issue.”

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