It’s time for action on pothole problem

Southend Standard: Awful road surface – says councillor Phil Rackley Awful road surface – says councillor Phil Rackley

COUNCILLORS are calling for action to be taken to repair potholes blighting a Laindon road.

Phil and Pat Rackley, Independent Labour councillors for St Martin’s ward, are fed up with gaping holes and crumbling tarmac outside their house in Devonshire Road.

The road was repaired just 16 months ago, but is now more of a hazard to motorists than ever before.

Mr Rackley said: “The potholes were sorted out just over a year ago, but they soon came back and are now worse than ever.

“The council seems to resurface over them, which is just a temporary measure, rather than a permanent fix.

“The potholes are not only annoying for motorists, but damage cars and can lead to accidents.”

A highways inspector from Essex County Council is set to visit the site, between the junctions of King Edward Road and Roberts Road, within the next ten days.

A spokesman for Essex County Council said: “An Essex Highways Inspector will carry out an ad-hoc inspection of the location to robustly assess the condition of the highway and to determine what potential repairs are required.

“The highway will also be inspected in February as a part of the annual inspection programme.

“However, there are factors that will ultimately determine this time period, such as road usage, whether the repair is at a junction or turning point, the condition of the surrounding carriageway, the original construction of the carriageway and whether the area is susceptible to flooding.”

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7:46am Sun 12 Jan 14

ShipShape says...

Like a modern Merlin of Mayhem, Phil Rackley's 'Magical Finger of Doom and Outrage' is mystically drawn to point at yet another disaster.
Like a modern Merlin of Mayhem, Phil Rackley's 'Magical Finger of Doom and Outrage' is mystically drawn to point at yet another disaster. ShipShape

8:55am Sun 12 Jan 14

Nebs says...

Maybe the council could erect temporary signs, warning drivers of the potholes and suggesting a maximum speed of 5mph or 10mph in the road until they are fixed. The highways inspector could carry a supply of such signs, and affix them to lamposts at appropriate places when doing the initial inspection. Although only advisory, they would be a defence for the council in regard to claims for car damage from those drivers who choose to ignore them, and may even prevent an accident.
Maybe the council could erect temporary signs, warning drivers of the potholes and suggesting a maximum speed of 5mph or 10mph in the road until they are fixed. The highways inspector could carry a supply of such signs, and affix them to lamposts at appropriate places when doing the initial inspection. Although only advisory, they would be a defence for the council in regard to claims for car damage from those drivers who choose to ignore them, and may even prevent an accident. Nebs

10:42am Sun 12 Jan 14

Howard Cháse says...

It's a big problem on roads all over the town . Paycocke Road is in a disgraceful condition and is only getting steadily worse. Considering that the driving test centre is along that road you might think it would have been sorted long ago.
It's a big problem on roads all over the town . Paycocke Road is in a disgraceful condition and is only getting steadily worse. Considering that the driving test centre is along that road you might think it would have been sorted long ago. Howard Cháse

10:44am Sun 12 Jan 14

Howard Cháse says...

Careful Phil you're in danger of putting of your back out there if you try to stand up straight too quick.....

Cut the expenses budget and dodge a few ale and pie sessions mate.
Careful Phil you're in danger of putting of your back out there if you try to stand up straight too quick..... Cut the expenses budget and dodge a few ale and pie sessions mate. Howard Cháse

12:18pm Sun 12 Jan 14

LastLaugh2 says...

Id simply pour some tarmac in that hole, for a thousand quid.
Id simply pour some tarmac in that hole, for a thousand quid. LastLaugh2

2:31pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Nebs says...

Interesting to note that the potholes and depressions have formed adjacent to areas that have been dug up and resurfaced, while the rest of the road seems fine.
Who dug the holes that have been resurfaced, why didn't they finish them properly, and who in the council has the job of contacting them to get them to put it right.
Interesting to note that the potholes and depressions have formed adjacent to areas that have been dug up and resurfaced, while the rest of the road seems fine. Who dug the holes that have been resurfaced, why didn't they finish them properly, and who in the council has the job of contacting them to get them to put it right. Nebs

3:40pm Sun 12 Jan 14

LastLaugh2 says...

Nebs wrote:
Interesting to note that the potholes and depressions have formed adjacent to areas that have been dug up and resurfaced, while the rest of the road seems fine.
Who dug the holes that have been resurfaced, why didn't they finish them properly, and who in the council has the job of contacting them to get them to put it right.
I naw a few tarmaccers who do contract work for the council, we keep getting called back, makes for a tidy little earner...PMSL
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: Interesting to note that the potholes and depressions have formed adjacent to areas that have been dug up and resurfaced, while the rest of the road seems fine. Who dug the holes that have been resurfaced, why didn't they finish them properly, and who in the council has the job of contacting them to get them to put it right.[/p][/quote]I naw a few tarmaccers who do contract work for the council, we keep getting called back, makes for a tidy little earner...PMSL LastLaugh2

6:05pm Sun 12 Jan 14

woolstone says...

There are potholes all over Rayleigh, Eastwood, Southend etc., and they are really deep since these storms started.
There are potholes all over Rayleigh, Eastwood, Southend etc., and they are really deep since these storms started. woolstone

10:54pm Sun 12 Jan 14

LastLaugh2 says...

woolstone wrote:
There are potholes all over Rayleigh, Eastwood, Southend etc., and they are really deep since these storms started.
are they deeper than your sense of humour?
[quote][p][bold]woolstone[/bold] wrote: There are potholes all over Rayleigh, Eastwood, Southend etc., and they are really deep since these storms started.[/p][/quote]are they deeper than your sense of humour? LastLaugh2

10:54pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Devils Advocate says...

Howard Cháse wrote:
Careful Phil you're in danger of putting of your back out there if you try to stand up straight too quick.....

Cut the expenses budget and dodge a few ale and pie sessions mate.
That's the way Howard, If they are complaining, attack 'em. Guess that is todays idea of constructive suggestions. We've all paid for these roads over and over, the damage being allowed to progress, save for the temporary patches, means we will pay again and again. Not a penny off our rates, selling off the land of the people, whilst a drive along the more up-market areas of Essex is now like looking through the railings of a Royal palace. Not that hard to see what's really happening here is it?
[quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: Careful Phil you're in danger of putting of your back out there if you try to stand up straight too quick..... Cut the expenses budget and dodge a few ale and pie sessions mate.[/p][/quote]That's the way Howard, If they are complaining, attack 'em. Guess that is todays idea of constructive suggestions. We've all paid for these roads over and over, the damage being allowed to progress, save for the temporary patches, means we will pay again and again. Not a penny off our rates, selling off the land of the people, whilst a drive along the more up-market areas of Essex is now like looking through the railings of a Royal palace. Not that hard to see what's really happening here is it? Devils Advocate

6:56am Mon 13 Jan 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Looks like one of the seven Dwarfs, going fishing..for inspiration?
Looks like one of the seven Dwarfs, going fishing..for inspiration? Nowthatsworthknowing

7:55am Mon 13 Jan 14

LastLaugh2 says...

Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Looks like one of the seven Dwarfs, going fishing..for inspiration?
PMSL
[quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: Looks like one of the seven Dwarfs, going fishing..for inspiration?[/p][/quote]PMSL LastLaugh2

6:19pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Kim Gandy says...

LastLaugh2 wrote:
Id simply pour some tarmac in that hole, for a thousand quid.
Tarmac is racist LL... think about it. I wish you'd stop making these racist comments
[quote][p][bold]LastLaugh2[/bold] wrote: Id simply pour some tarmac in that hole, for a thousand quid.[/p][/quote]Tarmac is racist LL... think about it. I wish you'd stop making these racist comments Kim Gandy

6:21pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Kim Gandy says...

LastLaugh2 wrote:
woolstone wrote:
There are potholes all over Rayleigh, Eastwood, Southend etc., and they are really deep since these storms started.
are they deeper than your sense of humour?
that's rich coming from you. You had your sense of humour lobotomised years ago when you were brainwashed with advanced leftiness... now off you go and find something racist.

I'm having jacket potatoes for tea... got a problem with that? Oh and I suppose the sausage and beans is racist too.

I'm grilling the sausages and microwaving the beans.. isn't there some racist agenda in that too.

Look hard enough you might find some. You're scraping the barrel these days let's face it...
[quote][p][bold]LastLaugh2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]woolstone[/bold] wrote: There are potholes all over Rayleigh, Eastwood, Southend etc., and they are really deep since these storms started.[/p][/quote]are they deeper than your sense of humour?[/p][/quote]that's rich coming from you. You had your sense of humour lobotomised years ago when you were brainwashed with advanced leftiness... now off you go and find something racist. I'm having jacket potatoes for tea... got a problem with that? Oh and I suppose the sausage and beans is racist too. I'm grilling the sausages and microwaving the beans.. isn't there some racist agenda in that too. Look hard enough you might find some. You're scraping the barrel these days let's face it... Kim Gandy

5:38pm Wed 15 Jan 14

LauqhLast.. says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
LastLaugh2 wrote:
woolstone wrote:
There are potholes all over Rayleigh, Eastwood, Southend etc., and they are really deep since these storms started.
are they deeper than your sense of humour?
that's rich coming from you. You had your sense of humour lobotomised years ago when you were brainwashed with advanced leftiness... now off you go and find something racist.

I'm having jacket potatoes for tea... got a problem with that? Oh and I suppose the sausage and beans is racist too.

I'm grilling the sausages and microwaving the beans.. isn't there some racist agenda in that too.

Look hard enough you might find some. You're scraping the barrel these days let's face it...
Kim get a grip...you are losing it big time.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LastLaugh2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]woolstone[/bold] wrote: There are potholes all over Rayleigh, Eastwood, Southend etc., and they are really deep since these storms started.[/p][/quote]are they deeper than your sense of humour?[/p][/quote]that's rich coming from you. You had your sense of humour lobotomised years ago when you were brainwashed with advanced leftiness... now off you go and find something racist. I'm having jacket potatoes for tea... got a problem with that? Oh and I suppose the sausage and beans is racist too. I'm grilling the sausages and microwaving the beans.. isn't there some racist agenda in that too. Look hard enough you might find some. You're scraping the barrel these days let's face it...[/p][/quote]Kim get a grip...you are losing it big time. LauqhLast..

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