Road disrepair dangerous in light switch-off

Action call - Mike Carrington, Nellie Kill, Pam corrinton and Cheryl Roe in Leslie Road, Rayleigh

Action call - Mike Carrington, Nellie Kill, Pam corrinton and Cheryl Roe in Leslie Road, Rayleigh

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RESIDENTS are calling for action over the state of their road and pavements, claiming they are dangerous.

Potholes and damaged kerb stones are the main problems in Leslie Road, Rayleigh, with residents claiming people are at risk of injury, particularly because of the streetlight switch- off.

Mike Carrington, 67, who lives in the street, said: “The state of the road is absolutely appalling.

“Dustbin lorries drive up the kerbs and damage them. There were nine broken stones in the middle of the road not long ago.

“I have a 93-year-old mother-in-law living with us who uses a wheelchair and we cannot cross the road because of the potholes.

“What makes it worse is they leave the road in this state of disrepair and then turn the lights off at night.”

District councillor Cheryl Roe is taking up the call. She said: “The roads have deteriorated rapidly of late.”

A spokesman for Essex Highways said: “The Essex Highways maintenance strategy prioritises repairs to the busiest routes and most dangerous defects first.

“We understand the concerns from those who use this footway and will be conducting a full permanent repair to this defect in due course.”

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10:03am Wed 2 Apr 14

Howard Cháse says...

Don't forget all that money that's been released by ECC to fix the lotholes in the County as reported in here a few weeks ago....

Give them a bell and get them round to sort it out.
Don't forget all that money that's been released by ECC to fix the lotholes in the County as reported in here a few weeks ago.... Give them a bell and get them round to sort it out. Howard Cháse
  • Score: 4

10:04am Wed 2 Apr 14

QuestionTime says...

A spokesman for Essex Highways said: “The Essex Highways maintenance strategy prioritises repairs to the busiest routes and most dangerous defects first. We understand the concerns from those who use this footway and will be conducting a full permanent repair to this defect in due course.”

Standard script from Essex Highways, fobbing off the rate payer knowing we have no where to turn for the work to be done sooner. When are the authorities going to be taken to task over this outrageous issue of charging the rate payer for street lighting and repairs to the highways yet they are not lighting the streets nor repairing the roads & pavements........is this what is meant by the phrase 'highway robbery' ?
You wouldn't be expected to pay for goods or services that never happen in any other walk of life, yet we are paying out to our Councils huge amounts of money and not receiving the services in return, are we mad?
Maybe our MPs should be doing more for the safety and welfare of the residents of Essex, let alone to ensure we get what we are paying for.
A spokesman for Essex Highways said: “The Essex Highways maintenance strategy prioritises repairs to the busiest routes and most dangerous defects first. We understand the concerns from those who use this footway and will be conducting a full permanent repair to this defect in due course.” Standard script from Essex Highways, fobbing off the rate payer knowing we have no where to turn for the work to be done sooner. When are the authorities going to be taken to task over this outrageous issue of charging the rate payer for street lighting and repairs to the highways yet they are not lighting the streets nor repairing the roads & pavements........is this what is meant by the phrase 'highway robbery' ? You wouldn't be expected to pay for goods or services that never happen in any other walk of life, yet we are paying out to our Councils huge amounts of money and not receiving the services in return, are we mad? Maybe our MPs should be doing more for the safety and welfare of the residents of Essex, let alone to ensure we get what we are paying for. QuestionTime
  • Score: 6

10:34am Wed 2 Apr 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

mOANING ABOUT NOTHING.....
mOANING ABOUT NOTHING..... carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: -11

1:25pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Essex_Resident 1003 says...

as there are so many potholes in the country why not ask the unemplyed that are looking for work to help out and pay them, we then pay less in benefits and some mawy even learn a nw trade that they can utilise. win win for all really
as there are so many potholes in the country why not ask the unemplyed that are looking for work to help out and pay them, we then pay less in benefits and some mawy even learn a nw trade that they can utilise. win win for all really Essex_Resident 1003
  • Score: 1

1:38pm Wed 2 Apr 14

andy:) says...

Essex_Resident 1003 wrote:
as there are so many potholes in the country why not ask the unemplyed that are looking for work to help out and pay them, we then pay less in benefits and some mawy even learn a nw trade that they can utilise. win win for all really
Its not a shortage of labour thats the problem, its that ECC dont want to fork out any money, you seem to be implying that unskilled people can do the work of skilled people, it just doesnt work that way, its the same as saying, why cant hospitals employ unemployed to be doctors and nurses, etc
[quote][p][bold]Essex_Resident 1003[/bold] wrote: as there are so many potholes in the country why not ask the unemplyed that are looking for work to help out and pay them, we then pay less in benefits and some mawy even learn a nw trade that they can utilise. win win for all really[/p][/quote]Its not a shortage of labour thats the problem, its that ECC dont want to fork out any money, you seem to be implying that unskilled people can do the work of skilled people, it just doesnt work that way, its the same as saying, why cant hospitals employ unemployed to be doctors and nurses, etc andy:)
  • Score: 1

1:41pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Essex_Resident 1003 says...

no offence but doctors and nurses are rather different to road workers and for that instance HCAs who assist nurses are unskilled and it works very well there. what i am saying is that there seems to be a problem somewhere and if it is not enough people to go around then why not train people that want to work to do this. It not only helps residents and the roads but it also helps the unemployed who are struggling to find a trade. I know of a few people that would just at the chance even on a temp basis! This is getting out of control with pot holes now. The only well maintained streets are those that councellors live on
no offence but doctors and nurses are rather different to road workers and for that instance HCAs who assist nurses are unskilled and it works very well there. what i am saying is that there seems to be a problem somewhere and if it is not enough people to go around then why not train people that want to work to do this. It not only helps residents and the roads but it also helps the unemployed who are struggling to find a trade. I know of a few people that would just at the chance even on a temp basis! This is getting out of control with pot holes now. The only well maintained streets are those that councellors live on Essex_Resident 1003
  • Score: 1

5:53pm Wed 2 Apr 14

bazza 1 says...

QuestionTime wrote:
A spokesman for Essex Highways said: “The Essex Highways maintenance strategy prioritises repairs to the busiest routes and most dangerous defects first. We understand the concerns from those who use this footway and will be conducting a full permanent repair to this defect in due course.”

Standard script from Essex Highways, fobbing off the rate payer knowing we have no where to turn for the work to be done sooner. When are the authorities going to be taken to task over this outrageous issue of charging the rate payer for street lighting and repairs to the highways yet they are not lighting the streets nor repairing the roads & pavements........is this what is meant by the phrase 'highway robbery' ?
You wouldn't be expected to pay for goods or services that never happen in any other walk of life, yet we are paying out to our Councils huge amounts of money and not receiving the services in return, are we mad?
Maybe our MPs should be doing more for the safety and welfare of the residents of Essex, let alone to ensure we get what we are paying for.
Just bear all this in mind when the council elections come round again. None of them really are looking after the welfare of their constituents. They just do what they please, and sod all for us, the tax payer.
[quote][p][bold]QuestionTime[/bold] wrote: A spokesman for Essex Highways said: “The Essex Highways maintenance strategy prioritises repairs to the busiest routes and most dangerous defects first. We understand the concerns from those who use this footway and will be conducting a full permanent repair to this defect in due course.” Standard script from Essex Highways, fobbing off the rate payer knowing we have no where to turn for the work to be done sooner. When are the authorities going to be taken to task over this outrageous issue of charging the rate payer for street lighting and repairs to the highways yet they are not lighting the streets nor repairing the roads & pavements........is this what is meant by the phrase 'highway robbery' ? You wouldn't be expected to pay for goods or services that never happen in any other walk of life, yet we are paying out to our Councils huge amounts of money and not receiving the services in return, are we mad? Maybe our MPs should be doing more for the safety and welfare of the residents of Essex, let alone to ensure we get what we are paying for.[/p][/quote]Just bear all this in mind when the council elections come round again. None of them really are looking after the welfare of their constituents. They just do what they please, and sod all for us, the tax payer. bazza 1
  • Score: 5

9:49am Thu 3 Apr 14

Kim Gandy says...

carnmountyouknowitma
kessense
wrote:
mOANING ABOUT NOTHING.....
So somebody in their nineties in a wheelchair who cannot get out to go shopping or even a bit of fresh air... that's nothing is it?

Would it be nothing if that was your grandparent?

Why don't you engage brain before making ridiculous comments like that?
[quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: mOANING ABOUT NOTHING.....[/p][/quote]So somebody in their nineties in a wheelchair who cannot get out to go shopping or even a bit of fresh air... that's nothing is it? Would it be nothing if that was your grandparent? Why don't you engage brain before making ridiculous comments like that? Kim Gandy
  • Score: 0

10:01am Thu 3 Apr 14

Kim Gandy says...

https://secureweb1.e
ssexcc.gov.uk/Highwa
ys/Report-a-highway-
problem.aspx - you can report potholes and other hazards here.

I reported a pothole weeks ago on here but nothing has been done yet although Highways assure me that it has been graded a priority 4 whatever that means.

And of course, they can't give a timeframe.

It's outside Rayleigh station right on a bend and you either swerve or whack your car underneath. I would have thought a pothole right on the main drag on a road that is used continually by private cars, taxis, buses, lorries and vans would have been done straight away.

Still, you know what thought did.
https://secureweb1.e ssexcc.gov.uk/Highwa ys/Report-a-highway- problem.aspx - you can report potholes and other hazards here. I reported a pothole weeks ago on here but nothing has been done yet although Highways assure me that it has been graded a priority 4 whatever that means. And of course, they can't give a timeframe. It's outside Rayleigh station right on a bend and you either swerve or whack your car underneath. I would have thought a pothole right on the main drag on a road that is used continually by private cars, taxis, buses, lorries and vans would have been done straight away. Still, you know what thought did. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 1

10:01am Thu 3 Apr 14

Kim Gandy says...

Essex_Resident 1003 wrote:
as there are so many potholes in the country why not ask the unemplyed that are looking for work to help out and pay them, we then pay less in benefits and some mawy even learn a nw trade that they can utilise. win win for all really
Not a bad idea.
[quote][p][bold]Essex_Resident 1003[/bold] wrote: as there are so many potholes in the country why not ask the unemplyed that are looking for work to help out and pay them, we then pay less in benefits and some mawy even learn a nw trade that they can utilise. win win for all really[/p][/quote]Not a bad idea. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 1

4:37pm Sat 12 Apr 14

S Parish90 says...

How pathetic! there are more important things in life than moaning about the state of the roads, Rayleigh is a lovely town to live and with lovely parks. Which old woman is the mother in law?
How pathetic! there are more important things in life than moaning about the state of the roads, Rayleigh is a lovely town to live and with lovely parks. Which old woman is the mother in law? S Parish90
  • Score: 1

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