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More foul road fissures discovered in Buckhurst Hill
I have once again been patrolling the streets in my continuing crusade against craters.
I have now been campaigning for better bitumen in our district for almost a month. In that time I’ve seen two great repairs, but 21 potholes still need filling.
This week I have again been called to Buckhurst Hill to deal with four of the dastardly dents.
A pothole on the busy Buckhurst Way, on the 549 bus route, has been troubling traffic travelling south.
Chestnut Avenue, which runs parallel to Buckhurst Way and is used as a popular shortcut, suffers from ruinous ruts at either end of its length.
There were two examples of terrible tarmac at the junction with Oak Rise, the largest of which measured a whopping 16in by 18in and was no less than three inches deep.
I also noticed a cavernous crack at the other end of the avenue at the junction with Buckhurst Way.
That brings the total number of potholes indentified in the Buckhurst Hill area to a truly sickening six.
These latest discoveries put Buckhurst Hill second in the league of pothole shame. It is now second only to Epping, which has a very un-magnificent seven.
I have yet to hear reports from Roydon and Ongar, but I would be much surprised if these areas turned out be crater free.
If you are one of of Epping Forest’s long suffering motorists or cyclists I need to enlist your help to carry on my anti-fissure mission.
Help me out by following me on Twitter @pothole_man and encouraging everyone you know to get involved.
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