Members of the Bridge Close Business Alliance are afraid of what is going to happen to their business in line with the regeneration taking place in the area.
Julia Herald from the Alliance has spoken to the Havering Daily about the nightmare situation and uncertainty the businesses along Bridge Close in Romford are facing.
“All the business owner occupiers there are concerned about what is going to happen to our business. We are currently strategically well placed and when we read the council’s reports on the development of the area we can see that there is no concern for us.
“Between us here we employ about 1,000 people and run profitable businesses. What is happening to us is very unfair and makes our heart bleed.
“Nobody talks to us unless we ask for it, we have to fight to get them to communicate with them. We are concerned that they will get our land as cheap as possible.
“There are ten companies here and so far none of us know what is going to happen to us. We have had to do a horrendous amount of digging to try and discover where this leaves us.
“We have very specific businesses here such as heating engineers, air conditioning engineers, chefs. Many businesses here provide for schools, hospitals and other vital services and at the moment we haven’t got a clue where we are going.
“We have no where to go, they can just remove us and then all of our employees will be out of a job. We like where we are here, we are close enough to Romford to walk there and near enough to the station. We don’t want to move.”