From its formation on 9 October 1949, the Bassett Green Leaseholders and Tenants Association was concerned about the poor state of the unmade roads, which then included Leaside Way. A letter from the Borough Engineer on 6 March 1950 tells us that the Council sought authorization for a loan to make up Ethelburt Avenue in 1940 but that had to be abandoned. He said Leaside Way and Ethelburt Avenue now had low priority. The Association proposed to pave the footway along Ethelburt Avenue. On 29 November 1950 residents were offered 3 standards of work and they chose to have it done to the Council standard, the most expensive, which would cost about

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