Widespread road repair plan in Epping Forest and throughout Essex announced

Rodney Bass, Essex County Council cabinet member for Highways and Transportation

Rodney Bass, Essex County Council cabinet member for Highways and Transportation

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Repairs to 60 roads in Epping Forest have been announced as part of £17.5million investment in highways across Essex.

The "urgent" work is expected to be completed by March next year.

Dedicated road repair crews were recently doubled to 36 to meet demand across the county, but potholes identified between now and March will not be repaired. 

Councillor Rodney Bass, cabinet member for highways and transportation, said: “These roads are in urgent need of repair and we are making the manpower available to get the job done to bring the County’s roads up to standard.”

Epping Forest roads scheduled for repair

Alderwood Drive, Lambourne.

Allison Close, Waltham Abbey.

Amesbury, Waltham Abbey.

Avenue Road, Theydon Bois.

Beechfield Walk Waltham Abbey.

Brooker Road, Waltham Abbey.

Bury Road, Epping.

Buxton Road, Waltham Abbey.

Church Street, Waltham Abbey.

The Cobbind, Waltham Abbey.

Crows Road, Epping.

Godwin Close, Waltham Abbey.

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8:31am Fri 1 Aug 14

Stephen Murray says...

This is excellent news but begs the question why Essex Highways have allowed our roads to get into such a state in the first place and if I have read the report accurately any pot hole now reported by local residents cannot be expected to be repaired until April of next year at the earliest - if this is the case - its unbelievable that our highways authority can adopt such a policy !!!!


Independent Loughton Town and District Councillor Stephen Muirray
This is excellent news but begs the question why Essex Highways have allowed our roads to get into such a state in the first place and if I have read the report accurately any pot hole now reported by local residents cannot be expected to be repaired until April of next year at the earliest - if this is the case - its unbelievable that our highways authority can adopt such a policy !!!! Independent Loughton Town and District Councillor Stephen Muirray Stephen Murray
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9:02am Fri 1 Aug 14

UKIP-local says...

Blimey! Those roads must be in a shocking condition if they are in more urgent need than others in the district .

May I make a plea to stop using the word "investment" when we mean "spending". That habit was started by Gordon Brown who wanted us to believe the vast amounts he took from us through tax and borrowing were being productively used. "Investment" means spending which will give a greater return but repairing the roads is simply putting right poor construction or delayed repairs and maintenance.
Blimey! Those roads must be in a shocking condition if they are in more urgent need than others in the district . May I make a plea to stop using the word "investment" when we mean "spending". That habit was started by Gordon Brown who wanted us to believe the vast amounts he took from us through tax and borrowing were being productively used. "Investment" means spending which will give a greater return but repairing the roads is simply putting right poor construction or delayed repairs and maintenance. UKIP-local
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10:06am Fri 1 Aug 14

DaveInTheForest says...

UKIP-local wrote:
Blimey! Those roads must be in a shocking condition if they are in more urgent need than others in the district .

May I make a plea to stop using the word "investment" when we mean "spending". That habit was started by Gordon Brown who wanted us to believe the vast amounts he took from us through tax and borrowing were being productively used. "Investment" means spending which will give a greater return but repairing the roads is simply putting right poor construction or delayed repairs and maintenance.
quite agree - this bloke is making a big deal about doing the job he is paid to do, and for things which we pay for and expect as tax-payers. Isn't he the one who said he was super-man or something?
[quote][p][bold]UKIP-local[/bold] wrote: Blimey! Those roads must be in a shocking condition if they are in more urgent need than others in the district . May I make a plea to stop using the word "investment" when we mean "spending". That habit was started by Gordon Brown who wanted us to believe the vast amounts he took from us through tax and borrowing were being productively used. "Investment" means spending which will give a greater return but repairing the roads is simply putting right poor construction or delayed repairs and maintenance.[/p][/quote]quite agree - this bloke is making a big deal about doing the job he is paid to do, and for things which we pay for and expect as tax-payers. Isn't he the one who said he was super-man or something? DaveInTheForest
  • Score: 5

12:03pm Fri 1 Aug 14

It's good to talk says...

Stephen Murray wrote:
This is excellent news but begs the question why Essex Highways have allowed our roads to get into such a state in the first place and if I have read the report accurately any pot hole now reported by local residents cannot be expected to be repaired until April of next year at the earliest - if this is the case - its unbelievable that our highways authority can adopt such a policy !!!!


Independent Loughton Town and District Councillor Stephen Muirray
Never had a problem when EFDC looked after our roads locally but since Essex County Council highways took over responsibility it has become a complete shambles. If you report a problem you are just told they are short of funds. If you try and complain you end up with emails from 5 different people but still nothing gets done. Paper pushers,!
[quote][p][bold]Stephen Murray[/bold] wrote: This is excellent news but begs the question why Essex Highways have allowed our roads to get into such a state in the first place and if I have read the report accurately any pot hole now reported by local residents cannot be expected to be repaired until April of next year at the earliest - if this is the case - its unbelievable that our highways authority can adopt such a policy !!!! Independent Loughton Town and District Councillor Stephen Muirray[/p][/quote]Never had a problem when EFDC looked after our roads locally but since Essex County Council highways took over responsibility it has become a complete shambles. If you report a problem you are just told they are short of funds. If you try and complain you end up with emails from 5 different people but still nothing gets done. Paper pushers,! It's good to talk
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