Residents say Laindon ‘rat run’ road is full of potholes

Cracks – Joe Edmond and Claire Bones of the Four Seasons

Cracks – Joe Edmond and Claire Bones of the Four Seasons

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BUSINESSES and residents in Laindon are demanding action after complaining about the poor state of their road.

They have joined together to demand something is done immediately to sort out the problems in Victoria Road.

People believe the road surface has deteriorated because the busy route is used as a short cut.

Ann Collier, 40, of Victoria Road, said when she drives she can feel every bump, as though the road is coming into contact with the chassis of her car. She added: “It is pretty bad.

“This is quite a major cut through route. There are a lot of people on the school run, because there are two schools around here as well as the pub and doctors surgery.

“Local buses run a ten-minute service both ways, which probably doesn’t help.

“I don’t expect our roads to be perfect, but we pay our taxes. It shouldn’t be a privilege to have a nice road to go along.

“It’s money being spent elsewhere. Where is the money going that we are paying for in our road tax? For a busy road like this, I thought it would have been more of a high priority.”

Claire Bones, manager of the Four Seasons pub, showed the Echo the bad road surface outside her premises. She said: “They have to do something soon.”

Michael Page, Essex County Council spokesman, said some repairs were already being carried out to improve the road surface and remove any hazards.

He said: “Last week an inspector went down to inspect the cracks.

“He did some temporary filling-in works that weren’t intended to be permanent. We will go down next week to do some more temporary work, which should last longer.

“We also intend to carry out some more extensive resurfacing work as part of our ongoing repair programme.”

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1:55pm Tue 27 Oct 09

VANGE LES says...

The story was first aired a few months ago, when it was about the whole Basildon Council area, not just Laindon.
The story was first aired a few months ago, when it was about the whole Basildon Council area, not just Laindon. VANGE LES
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3:25pm Tue 27 Oct 09

lastonestanding says...

VANGE LES wrote:
The story was first aired a few months ago, when it was about the whole Basildon Council area, not just Laindon.
They didnt give a sh1t them and they aint going to give 1 this time.
Basildon council is take take take.
[quote][p][bold]VANGE LES[/bold] wrote: The story was first aired a few months ago, when it was about the whole Basildon Council area, not just Laindon.[/p][/quote]They didnt give a sh1t them and they aint going to give 1 this time. Basildon council is take take take. lastonestanding
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4:41pm Tue 27 Oct 09

Trainman says...

Road repairs are done by County Councils.
Road repairs are done by County Councils. Trainman
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6:52pm Tue 27 Oct 09

Biker One says...

I've complained to

HighwaysSouthArea@es
sexcc.gov.uk

about the state of Upper Mayne in Basildon

Sooner or later there will be a death on this road due to the appauling condition of the road surface.

I've had no reply yet and my email to them was sent on 16/10/09

This may be a new Echo news article in the making!
I've complained to HighwaysSouthArea@es sexcc.gov.uk about the state of Upper Mayne in Basildon Sooner or later there will be a death on this road due to the appauling condition of the road surface. I've had no reply yet and my email to them was sent on 16/10/09 This may be a new Echo news article in the making! Biker One
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7:39am Wed 28 Oct 09

Ian P says...

Ann Collier asks "Where is the money going that we are paying for in our road tax"? Banker's bonuses, illegal wars, MP's expenses, .......... etc.
Ann Collier asks "Where is the money going that we are paying for in our road tax"? Banker's bonuses, illegal wars, MP's expenses, .......... etc. Ian P
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