Angry tenants at a Troon housing estate voiced their concerns last week over the future of their area.

People who attended the Grenville Gardens Residents' Association AGM claim that Kerrier Homes Trust, who oversee the welfare of the estate, said at the meeting that there is no money for improvements this year and possibly none over the next five years.

The new chairman of the association, Clive Hendra, claimed that the Trust stated: "There are no planned improvements on the Grenville Estate".

Over the past year residents concerned with the appearance of the estate have been working with the Cornwall Community Litter Picking Project to run litter-picking sessions.

Resident Pat Jenkins said: "If KHT put in as much effort as residents and the CLPP, Grenville Gardens would once again become a model estate."

The 65-year-old has lived on the estate for the past 30 years and has witnessed the changes since the Trust were given responsibility for the area.

"Since KHT took over the management of the estate, everything has gone downhill," he said.

Head of property services at Kerrier Homes, Richard Carter, said: "We are just about to start consultation with our Tenants' Forums for the five-year planned maintenance programme.

Until this consultation has been completed we don't know what is planned for Grenville Gardens but are sure that the needs of the estate will be included."

He added that there is a budget of £6.5 million for maintenance over this financial year.

Kerrier Homes Trust is currently being supervised by the Housing Corporation, after "significantly under-performing against the provisions of the regulatory code".