WORK to spruce up Brentwood station will start soon.

A county council spokesman confirmed plans have been lined up to first repaint nearby railings, zebra and pelican crossings.

David Kendall, Lib Dem county councillor for Brentwood South and Brentwood Bus and Rail Users Association secretary, said: “There is still a long way to go before everything is done, but the ball is now rolling after years of inactivity.

“Residents, shoppers and station users should soon start to see a gradual improvement in the Brentwood Station area envirornment.

“I'm sure all the councillors will now be monitoring things closely to ensure that all the work gets completed as soon as possible.”

In January, ten councillors from the Conservative, Lib Dem and Brentwood First parties joined forces to urge Essex County Council to fix a number of defects.

These included cracked pavements, repainting of the railings outside station and provision of a bell-shaped bollard on the corner of Myrtle Road and Warley Hill.

Repairs to the pavements identified by the group has also been earmarked by the authority’s highways team.

No official timescale or start date has been set for the works.