Fury as Ferry Road still partially closed due to flooding

Restrictions - Ferry Road closed to just one lane

Congestion - Tailbacks as motorists forced to wait at traffic lights

Why wasn't this opened? - Ray next to the emergency access route over Benfleet railway

First published in Local News

FURY has erupted after a major Benfleet road was partially closed again due to flooding.

Ferry Road was scheduled to be closed between Christmas and New Year to accommodate for the £4million renovation of Benfleet Railway Bridge by Network Rail.

However, Police were forced to shut the road early due to severe flooding which meant it was unsafe for motorists to pass.

Now, residents have spoken of their anger as the road was restricted to just one lane again yesterday as it was still submerged under water more than two weeks after the flooding first struck.

Serious questions are being raised over why authorities have failed to take action to drain the water from the road, which is one of only two routes linking Canvey to the mainland.

Susan Buhr, of Jotmans Lane, Benfleet, said: “It’s about time they sorted this out because it’s been an absolute nightmare. They said it would only be over Christmas so it wouldn’t be too much of a disruption, but people are going back to work now and it needs to be reopened fully.

“God forbid anything happens on Canvey and those poor people have to get off in a hurry.”

Anglian Water denied any responsibility for draining the water, telling the Echo the nearby pumping station is only used for sewage not for surface water.

Essex County Council apologised for the delays to drivers but refused to tell the Echo if it was doing anything to resolve the problem.

A spokesman said: “We understand that this is causing some delays in the area and we apologise for this but we cannot open the lane until it is safe to do so. We hope the lane will reopen early next week.”

More than £100,000 had been set aside by Network Rail for an emergency escape route to be opened over the railway over Christmas, allowing drivers easy access to and from the island.

Now, county councillor Ray Howard is calling for a meeting with the man responsible for highways, councillor Derrick Louis, to ask why the emergency access plan was not put in place when Police first closed the road in mid December.

Mr Howard said: “When we have major works like this I live in the real and know there will be disruption but this is now causing unnecessary congestion and residents have a right to be angry. People have got to pay their bills and get to work.

“Why wasn’t this emergency access plan bought into being? There are a lot of people passing the buck and this shouldn’t have happened. I am going to have an urgent meeting with the cabinet member because serious questions need to be asked about what went wrong and why this road is still flooded.”

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6:58pm Fri 4 Jan 13

classico40 says...

Has all the machinery and debris been removed now then? It was still blocking the road this morning when I drove past - I was under the impression that this was the reason we were still enduring one lane. There is a "large puddle" under the bridge but I'm not sure it constitutes flooding!
Has all the machinery and debris been removed now then? It was still blocking the road this morning when I drove past - I was under the impression that this was the reason we were still enduring one lane. There is a "large puddle" under the bridge but I'm not sure it constitutes flooding! classico40
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7:03pm Fri 4 Jan 13

upset says...

The Echo should be prosecuted for spreading untruths, if they had bothered to get out and verify the rubbish that they are told.
I have been under the bridge both yesterday and today, the lane that is open has a big puddle but you can pass without get your tyres wet, the closed side was full of heavy equipment and various building aggregates, up until 2.30pm today.
I know you like to have a go at the Torys but this is a disgrace.
The Echo should be prosecuted for spreading untruths, if they had bothered to get out and verify the rubbish that they are told. I have been under the bridge both yesterday and today, the lane that is open has a big puddle but you can pass without get your tyres wet, the closed side was full of heavy equipment and various building aggregates, up until 2.30pm today. I know you like to have a go at the Torys but this is a disgrace. upset
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7:13pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Essex Medja says...

FURY has erupted....
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A bit over the top.
FURY has erupted.... . A bit over the top. Essex Medja
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7:27pm Fri 4 Jan 13

lennyfy says...

One lane is closed due to continuing work on the bridge not flooding as would be obvious if Echo could be bothered to investigate.
The emergency crossing is just that to provide access for emergency vehicles if needed, to open it to general traffic would be both impractical and dangerous ,Howard should be well aware of that.
One lane is closed due to continuing work on the bridge not flooding as would be obvious if Echo could be bothered to investigate. The emergency crossing is just that to provide access for emergency vehicles if needed, to open it to general traffic would be both impractical and dangerous ,Howard should be well aware of that. lennyfy
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8:02pm Fri 4 Jan 13

caroljb says...

It is closed NOT due to flooding, but the fact the contractors have left all their machinery ON THE HIGHWAY! There is a huge pile of mud that needs to be removed too. Please Echo, don't believe reports about "flooding". Come and see for yourself!!
It is closed NOT due to flooding, but the fact the contractors have left all their machinery ON THE HIGHWAY! There is a huge pile of mud that needs to be removed too. Please Echo, don't believe reports about "flooding". Come and see for yourself!! caroljb
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8:45pm Fri 4 Jan 13

GentleGiant says...

This is all rail tracks fault.
This is all rail tracks fault. GentleGiant
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10:09pm Fri 4 Jan 13

John T Pharro says...

upset wrote:
The Echo should be prosecuted for spreading untruths, if they had bothered to get out and verify the rubbish that they are told.
I have been under the bridge both yesterday and today, the lane that is open has a big puddle but you can pass without get your tyres wet, the closed side was full of heavy equipment and various building aggregates, up until 2.30pm today.
I know you like to have a go at the Torys but this is a disgrace.
Come on upset be even handed. Councillor Howard is going to ask Essex CC why the emergency access road wasn't open to ease traffic when the road was originally totally closed on Christmas Eve. Why is he asking? The road was only ever to be opened for emergency vehicles not for residents plus the trains were still running then so could not have been used. Much as Councillor Howard was did well in ensuring that an additional emergency acces road was available over the railway (the other road towards Pitsea from Northwick Road was already the emergency vehicle access) either The "Echo" is misquoting Councilor Howard and he should complain and get it corrected or Councillor Howard is using the "Echo" for political means (as do others). He does not have to have his photo in the "Echo" nor give quotes, but is in there nearly everynight. Just look at his support for getting Rosscommon Way to have traffic calming because of the abuse by racing motorbikes and cars. Councillor Howard wanted the road built whereas most residents think it is a total waste of money. The 2nd phase will benefit who most? The currrent residents or to have 700 houses built on Thorney Bay. When Rosscommon Way was original proposed it was to ease traffic in Long Road not facilitate building on Thorney Bay which now apparently Councillor Howard supports which again the majority of Canvey residents are totally opposed to.
Wheras you may be right or wrong about the "Echo" bashing the Tories they certainly let Councillor Howard and other elected politicians use them and if Councillor Howard and others don't want to get there opnion over using them then they shouldn't should they?
[quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: The Echo should be prosecuted for spreading untruths, if they had bothered to get out and verify the rubbish that they are told. I have been under the bridge both yesterday and today, the lane that is open has a big puddle but you can pass without get your tyres wet, the closed side was full of heavy equipment and various building aggregates, up until 2.30pm today. I know you like to have a go at the Torys but this is a disgrace.[/p][/quote]Come on upset be even handed. Councillor Howard is going to ask Essex CC why the emergency access road wasn't open to ease traffic when the road was originally totally closed on Christmas Eve. Why is he asking? The road was only ever to be opened for emergency vehicles not for residents plus the trains were still running then so could not have been used. Much as Councillor Howard was did well in ensuring that an additional emergency acces road was available over the railway (the other road towards Pitsea from Northwick Road was already the emergency vehicle access) either The "Echo" is misquoting Councilor Howard and he should complain and get it corrected or Councillor Howard is using the "Echo" for political means (as do others). He does not have to have his photo in the "Echo" nor give quotes, but is in there nearly everynight. Just look at his support for getting Rosscommon Way to have traffic calming because of the abuse by racing motorbikes and cars. Councillor Howard wanted the road built whereas most residents think it is a total waste of money. The 2nd phase will benefit who most? The currrent residents or to have 700 houses built on Thorney Bay. When Rosscommon Way was original proposed it was to ease traffic in Long Road not facilitate building on Thorney Bay which now apparently Councillor Howard supports which again the majority of Canvey residents are totally opposed to. Wheras you may be right or wrong about the "Echo" bashing the Tories they certainly let Councillor Howard and other elected politicians use them and if Councillor Howard and others don't want to get there opnion over using them then they shouldn't should they? John T Pharro
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10:15pm Fri 4 Jan 13

John T Pharro says...

lennyfy wrote:
One lane is closed due to continuing work on the bridge not flooding as would be obvious if Echo could be bothered to investigate.
The emergency crossing is just that to provide access for emergency vehicles if needed, to open it to general traffic would be both impractical and dangerous ,Howard should be well aware of that.
Concise and true. Not finished whatever the cause is it?
[quote][p][bold]lennyfy[/bold] wrote: One lane is closed due to continuing work on the bridge not flooding as would be obvious if Echo could be bothered to investigate. The emergency crossing is just that to provide access for emergency vehicles if needed, to open it to general traffic would be both impractical and dangerous ,Howard should be well aware of that.[/p][/quote]Concise and true. Not finished whatever the cause is it? John T Pharro
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10:28pm Fri 4 Jan 13

QuiteBored says...

The reason it had not opened on one lane is that there was a lot of mud coating the road surface on one lane, that would have been treacherous to drive on. I would guess that lane will now open over the weekend, there was no Puddle, or flooding, just mud on one lane of the road.
The reason it had not opened on one lane is that there was a lot of mud coating the road surface on one lane, that would have been treacherous to drive on. I would guess that lane will now open over the weekend, there was no Puddle, or flooding, just mud on one lane of the road. QuiteBored
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10:29pm Fri 4 Jan 13

QuiteBored says...

They had a machine high pressure spraying and cleaning the road surface this afternoon. Hardly a disaster ffs.
They had a machine high pressure spraying and cleaning the road surface this afternoon. Hardly a disaster ffs. QuiteBored
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11:42pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Carnabackable says...

They thought it was all over, it isn't yet....
They thought it was all over, it isn't yet.... Carnabackable
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9:05am Sat 5 Jan 13

EssexPerson says...

As has been mentioned this is a totally false story. It looked closed due to the machinery and waste left over from the bridge repair.
I guess the railways are only concerned with their customers and getting the track reopened. Us drivers don't matter to them so they are over-running on clearing the site.
Fury is an over exaggeration, more annoyance! Leave slightly early, take a slight detour and it doesn't cause much problems. As for being flooded, that made me laugh, it's a large puddle. Geez!
As has been mentioned this is a totally false story. It looked closed due to the machinery and waste left over from the bridge repair. I guess the railways are only concerned with their customers and getting the track reopened. Us drivers don't matter to them so they are over-running on clearing the site. Fury is an over exaggeration, more annoyance! Leave slightly early, take a slight detour and it doesn't cause much problems. As for being flooded, that made me laugh, it's a large puddle. Geez! EssexPerson
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10:21am Sat 5 Jan 13

Curbishly says...

John T Pharro wrote:
upset wrote:
The Echo should be prosecuted for spreading untruths, if they had bothered to get out and verify the rubbish that they are told.
I have been under the bridge both yesterday and today, the lane that is open has a big puddle but you can pass without get your tyres wet, the closed side was full of heavy equipment and various building aggregates, up until 2.30pm today.
I know you like to have a go at the Torys but this is a disgrace.
Come on upset be even handed. Councillor Howard is going to ask Essex CC why the emergency access road wasn't open to ease traffic when the road was originally totally closed on Christmas Eve. Why is he asking? The road was only ever to be opened for emergency vehicles not for residents plus the trains were still running then so could not have been used. Much as Councillor Howard was did well in ensuring that an additional emergency acces road was available over the railway (the other road towards Pitsea from Northwick Road was already the emergency vehicle access) either The "Echo" is misquoting Councilor Howard and he should complain and get it corrected or Councillor Howard is using the "Echo" for political means (as do others). He does not have to have his photo in the "Echo" nor give quotes, but is in there nearly everynight. Just look at his support for getting Rosscommon Way to have traffic calming because of the abuse by racing motorbikes and cars. Councillor Howard wanted the road built whereas most residents think it is a total waste of money. The 2nd phase will benefit who most? The currrent residents or to have 700 houses built on Thorney Bay. When Rosscommon Way was original proposed it was to ease traffic in Long Road not facilitate building on Thorney Bay which now apparently Councillor Howard supports which again the majority of Canvey residents are totally opposed to.
Wheras you may be right or wrong about the "Echo" bashing the Tories they certainly let Councillor Howard and other elected politicians use them and if Councillor Howard and others don't want to get there opnion over using them then they shouldn't should they?
You really are a complete buffoon.
[quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: The Echo should be prosecuted for spreading untruths, if they had bothered to get out and verify the rubbish that they are told. I have been under the bridge both yesterday and today, the lane that is open has a big puddle but you can pass without get your tyres wet, the closed side was full of heavy equipment and various building aggregates, up until 2.30pm today. I know you like to have a go at the Torys but this is a disgrace.[/p][/quote]Come on upset be even handed. Councillor Howard is going to ask Essex CC why the emergency access road wasn't open to ease traffic when the road was originally totally closed on Christmas Eve. Why is he asking? The road was only ever to be opened for emergency vehicles not for residents plus the trains were still running then so could not have been used. Much as Councillor Howard was did well in ensuring that an additional emergency acces road was available over the railway (the other road towards Pitsea from Northwick Road was already the emergency vehicle access) either The "Echo" is misquoting Councilor Howard and he should complain and get it corrected or Councillor Howard is using the "Echo" for political means (as do others). He does not have to have his photo in the "Echo" nor give quotes, but is in there nearly everynight. Just look at his support for getting Rosscommon Way to have traffic calming because of the abuse by racing motorbikes and cars. Councillor Howard wanted the road built whereas most residents think it is a total waste of money. The 2nd phase will benefit who most? The currrent residents or to have 700 houses built on Thorney Bay. When Rosscommon Way was original proposed it was to ease traffic in Long Road not facilitate building on Thorney Bay which now apparently Councillor Howard supports which again the majority of Canvey residents are totally opposed to. Wheras you may be right or wrong about the "Echo" bashing the Tories they certainly let Councillor Howard and other elected politicians use them and if Councillor Howard and others don't want to get there opnion over using them then they shouldn't should they?[/p][/quote]You really are a complete buffoon. Curbishly
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10:24am Sat 5 Jan 13

upset says...

Curbishly wrote:
John T Pharro wrote:
upset wrote:
The Echo should be prosecuted for spreading untruths, if they had bothered to get out and verify the rubbish that they are told.
I have been under the bridge both yesterday and today, the lane that is open has a big puddle but you can pass without get your tyres wet, the closed side was full of heavy equipment and various building aggregates, up until 2.30pm today.
I know you like to have a go at the Torys but this is a disgrace.
Come on upset be even handed. Councillor Howard is going to ask Essex CC why the emergency access road wasn't open to ease traffic when the road was originally totally closed on Christmas Eve. Why is he asking? The road was only ever to be opened for emergency vehicles not for residents plus the trains were still running then so could not have been used. Much as Councillor Howard was did well in ensuring that an additional emergency acces road was available over the railway (the other road towards Pitsea from Northwick Road was already the emergency vehicle access) either The "Echo" is misquoting Councilor Howard and he should complain and get it corrected or Councillor Howard is using the "Echo" for political means (as do others). He does not have to have his photo in the "Echo" nor give quotes, but is in there nearly everynight. Just look at his support for getting Rosscommon Way to have traffic calming because of the abuse by racing motorbikes and cars. Councillor Howard wanted the road built whereas most residents think it is a total waste of money. The 2nd phase will benefit who most? The currrent residents or to have 700 houses built on Thorney Bay. When Rosscommon Way was original proposed it was to ease traffic in Long Road not facilitate building on Thorney Bay which now apparently Councillor Howard supports which again the majority of Canvey residents are totally opposed to.
Wheras you may be right or wrong about the "Echo" bashing the Tories they certainly let Councillor Howard and other elected politicians use them and if Councillor Howard and others don't want to get there opnion over using them then they shouldn't should they?
You really are a complete buffoon.
It's not just me John!!!
[quote][p][bold]Curbishly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: The Echo should be prosecuted for spreading untruths, if they had bothered to get out and verify the rubbish that they are told. I have been under the bridge both yesterday and today, the lane that is open has a big puddle but you can pass without get your tyres wet, the closed side was full of heavy equipment and various building aggregates, up until 2.30pm today. I know you like to have a go at the Torys but this is a disgrace.[/p][/quote]Come on upset be even handed. Councillor Howard is going to ask Essex CC why the emergency access road wasn't open to ease traffic when the road was originally totally closed on Christmas Eve. Why is he asking? The road was only ever to be opened for emergency vehicles not for residents plus the trains were still running then so could not have been used. Much as Councillor Howard was did well in ensuring that an additional emergency acces road was available over the railway (the other road towards Pitsea from Northwick Road was already the emergency vehicle access) either The "Echo" is misquoting Councilor Howard and he should complain and get it corrected or Councillor Howard is using the "Echo" for political means (as do others). He does not have to have his photo in the "Echo" nor give quotes, but is in there nearly everynight. Just look at his support for getting Rosscommon Way to have traffic calming because of the abuse by racing motorbikes and cars. Councillor Howard wanted the road built whereas most residents think it is a total waste of money. The 2nd phase will benefit who most? The currrent residents or to have 700 houses built on Thorney Bay. When Rosscommon Way was original proposed it was to ease traffic in Long Road not facilitate building on Thorney Bay which now apparently Councillor Howard supports which again the majority of Canvey residents are totally opposed to. Wheras you may be right or wrong about the "Echo" bashing the Tories they certainly let Councillor Howard and other elected politicians use them and if Councillor Howard and others don't want to get there opnion over using them then they shouldn't should they?[/p][/quote]You really are a complete buffoon.[/p][/quote]It's not just me John!!! upset
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11:08am Sat 5 Jan 13

Carnabackable says...

Two buffoons then
Two buffoons then Carnabackable
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11:38am Sat 5 Jan 13

Carnabackable says...

Mind you, it would appear it's the Canvey side that's blocked, the Benfleet side is clear........
Mind you, it would appear it's the Canvey side that's blocked, the Benfleet side is clear........ Carnabackable
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11:52am Sat 5 Jan 13

caroljb says...

Carnabackable wrote:
Mind you, it would appear it's the Canvey side that's blocked, the Benfleet side is clear........
BUT, it is the temporary contra flow controlled by traffic lights that is causing congestion. Yesterday at 2pm, the queue waiting at the lights on the Benfleet side was back to Vicarage Hill. This will be MUCH worse on Monday as all the schools reopen. GET THE MACHINERY REMOVED!!
[quote][p][bold]Carnabackable[/bold] wrote: Mind you, it would appear it's the Canvey side that's blocked, the Benfleet side is clear........[/p][/quote]BUT, it is the temporary contra flow controlled by traffic lights that is causing congestion. Yesterday at 2pm, the queue waiting at the lights on the Benfleet side was back to Vicarage Hill. This will be MUCH worse on Monday as all the schools reopen. GET THE MACHINERY REMOVED!! caroljb
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11:58am Sat 5 Jan 13

Carnabackable says...

caroljb wrote:
Carnabackable wrote:
Mind you, it would appear it's the Canvey side that's blocked, the Benfleet side is clear........
BUT, it is the temporary contra flow controlled by traffic lights that is causing congestion. Yesterday at 2pm, the queue waiting at the lights on the Benfleet side was back to Vicarage Hill. This will be MUCH worse on Monday as all the schools reopen. GET THE MACHINERY REMOVED!!
One lane is better than no lanes open
[quote][p][bold]caroljb[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Carnabackable[/bold] wrote: Mind you, it would appear it's the Canvey side that's blocked, the Benfleet side is clear........[/p][/quote]BUT, it is the temporary contra flow controlled by traffic lights that is causing congestion. Yesterday at 2pm, the queue waiting at the lights on the Benfleet side was back to Vicarage Hill. This will be MUCH worse on Monday as all the schools reopen. GET THE MACHINERY REMOVED!![/p][/quote]One lane is better than no lanes open Carnabackable
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11:59am Sat 5 Jan 13

Carnabackable says...

they don't work week-ends, might be best to go the long way round............or join the queue.
they don't work week-ends, might be best to go the long way round............or join the queue. Carnabackable
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2:11pm Sat 5 Jan 13

John T Pharro says...

Curbishly wrote:
John T Pharro wrote:
upset wrote:
The Echo should be prosecuted for spreading untruths, if they had bothered to get out and verify the rubbish that they are told.
I have been under the bridge both yesterday and today, the lane that is open has a big puddle but you can pass without get your tyres wet, the closed side was full of heavy equipment and various building aggregates, up until 2.30pm today.
I know you like to have a go at the Torys but this is a disgrace.
Come on upset be even handed. Councillor Howard is going to ask Essex CC why the emergency access road wasn't open to ease traffic when the road was originally totally closed on Christmas Eve. Why is he asking? The road was only ever to be opened for emergency vehicles not for residents plus the trains were still running then so could not have been used. Much as Councillor Howard was did well in ensuring that an additional emergency acces road was available over the railway (the other road towards Pitsea from Northwick Road was already the emergency vehicle access) either The "Echo" is misquoting Councilor Howard and he should complain and get it corrected or Councillor Howard is using the "Echo" for political means (as do others). He does not have to have his photo in the "Echo" nor give quotes, but is in there nearly everynight. Just look at his support for getting Rosscommon Way to have traffic calming because of the abuse by racing motorbikes and cars. Councillor Howard wanted the road built whereas most residents think it is a total waste of money. The 2nd phase will benefit who most? The currrent residents or to have 700 houses built on Thorney Bay. When Rosscommon Way was original proposed it was to ease traffic in Long Road not facilitate building on Thorney Bay which now apparently Councillor Howard supports which again the majority of Canvey residents are totally opposed to.
Wheras you may be right or wrong about the "Echo" bashing the Tories they certainly let Councillor Howard and other elected politicians use them and if Councillor Howard and others don't want to get there opnion over using them then they shouldn't should they?
You really are a complete buffoon.
And that doesn't make what I said wrong. You haven't actually answered me have you?
[quote][p][bold]Curbishly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: The Echo should be prosecuted for spreading untruths, if they had bothered to get out and verify the rubbish that they are told. I have been under the bridge both yesterday and today, the lane that is open has a big puddle but you can pass without get your tyres wet, the closed side was full of heavy equipment and various building aggregates, up until 2.30pm today. I know you like to have a go at the Torys but this is a disgrace.[/p][/quote]Come on upset be even handed. Councillor Howard is going to ask Essex CC why the emergency access road wasn't open to ease traffic when the road was originally totally closed on Christmas Eve. Why is he asking? The road was only ever to be opened for emergency vehicles not for residents plus the trains were still running then so could not have been used. Much as Councillor Howard was did well in ensuring that an additional emergency acces road was available over the railway (the other road towards Pitsea from Northwick Road was already the emergency vehicle access) either The "Echo" is misquoting Councilor Howard and he should complain and get it corrected or Councillor Howard is using the "Echo" for political means (as do others). He does not have to have his photo in the "Echo" nor give quotes, but is in there nearly everynight. Just look at his support for getting Rosscommon Way to have traffic calming because of the abuse by racing motorbikes and cars. Councillor Howard wanted the road built whereas most residents think it is a total waste of money. The 2nd phase will benefit who most? The currrent residents or to have 700 houses built on Thorney Bay. When Rosscommon Way was original proposed it was to ease traffic in Long Road not facilitate building on Thorney Bay which now apparently Councillor Howard supports which again the majority of Canvey residents are totally opposed to. Wheras you may be right or wrong about the "Echo" bashing the Tories they certainly let Councillor Howard and other elected politicians use them and if Councillor Howard and others don't want to get there opnion over using them then they shouldn't should they?[/p][/quote]You really are a complete buffoon.[/p][/quote]And that doesn't make what I said wrong. You haven't actually answered me have you? John T Pharro
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4:13pm Sat 5 Jan 13

visteonpensioner says...

it was the river (under the railway bridge) when I first moved to South Benfleet - like the cheap job in constructing Canvey this was a temporary job and never properly invested.
it was the river (under the railway bridge) when I first moved to South Benfleet - like the cheap job in constructing Canvey this was a temporary job and never properly invested. visteonpensioner
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4:18pm Sat 5 Jan 13

visteonpensioner says...

passing under the railway bridge was the route of the river when I first moved to South Benfleet - like the cheap job in constructing Canvey Way the road 'conversion' under the bridge was a temporary job and never properly invested. Now we have to pay the consequences - as a guess the contractors did not have any late finish penalty to keep the cost down same as Sadlers Farm that was due to finish in Spring 2012 - looks like it will be 12 months late,
passing under the railway bridge was the route of the river when I first moved to South Benfleet - like the cheap job in constructing Canvey Way the road 'conversion' under the bridge was a temporary job and never properly invested. Now we have to pay the consequences - as a guess the contractors did not have any late finish penalty to keep the cost down same as Sadlers Farm that was due to finish in Spring 2012 - looks like it will be 12 months late, visteonpensioner
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4:26pm Sat 5 Jan 13

firedog says...

Essex Medja wrote:
FURY has erupted....
.
A bit over the top.
For "fury has erupted",read a few people moaning.
[quote][p][bold]Essex Medja[/bold] wrote: FURY has erupted.... . A bit over the top.[/p][/quote]For "fury has erupted",read a few people moaning. firedog
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5:09pm Sat 5 Jan 13

John T Pharro says...

firedog wrote:
Essex Medja wrote:
FURY has erupted....
.
A bit over the top.
For "fury has erupted",read a few people moaning.
Not moaning complaining.
[quote][p][bold]firedog[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Essex Medja[/bold] wrote: FURY has erupted.... . A bit over the top.[/p][/quote]For "fury has erupted",read a few people moaning.[/p][/quote]Not moaning complaining. John T Pharro
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5:28pm Sat 5 Jan 13

joeyjojo says...

Canvey way shut due to major car fire so even more congestion due under the bridge tonight then!
Canvey way shut due to major car fire so even more congestion due under the bridge tonight then! joeyjojo
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5:31pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Carnabackable says...

joeyjojo wrote:
Canvey way shut due to major car fire so even more congestion due under the bridge tonight then!
Wohoo good way to keep 'em on the island
[quote][p][bold]joeyjojo[/bold] wrote: Canvey way shut due to major car fire so even more congestion due under the bridge tonight then![/p][/quote]Wohoo good way to keep 'em on the island Carnabackable
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6:01pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Carnabackable says...

From a news article fromLeyton oriemt FC
Car on fire on A130 to Canvey island
by rhino » Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:49 pm

Fire Brigade are attending to a car fire ,it is well alight, flames as high as the surrounding trees.
Just before the Sadlers Farm roundabout.
Big tailbacks trying to get on, and off the Island.
From a news article fromLeyton oriemt FC Car on fire on A130 to Canvey island by rhino » Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:49 pm Fire Brigade are attending to a car fire ,it is well alight, flames as high as the surrounding trees. Just before the Sadlers Farm roundabout. Big tailbacks trying to get on, and off the Island. Carnabackable
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7:45pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Carnabackable says...

FROM THE BBC 19.4HRS 05/01/20130

A130 Canvey Way Canvey Island, both ways between A13 London Road and B1014 Canvey Road
A130 Essex - A130 Canvey Way in Canvey Island re-opened and queueing traffic earlier in both directions between Sadlers Farm Roundabout and Waterside Roundabout, because of an earlier car fire.
CLEARED - Updated 57 minutes ago
FROM THE BBC 19.4HRS 05/01/20130 A130 Canvey Way Canvey Island, both ways between A13 London Road and B1014 Canvey Road A130 Essex - A130 Canvey Way in Canvey Island re-opened and queueing traffic earlier in both directions between Sadlers Farm Roundabout and Waterside Roundabout, because of an earlier car fire. CLEARED - Updated 57 minutes ago Carnabackable
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7:55pm Sat 5 Jan 13

caroljb says...

with Canvey Way closed, the whole of South Benfleet was grid locked tonight with people trying to get on & off Canvey via the Ferry Road traffic lights, caused by non existent flooding, but the non removal of machinery. GET IT CLEARED AWAY NOW !!!
with Canvey Way closed, the whole of South Benfleet was grid locked tonight with people trying to get on & off Canvey via the Ferry Road traffic lights, caused by non existent flooding, but the non removal of machinery. GET IT CLEARED AWAY NOW !!! caroljb
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7:59pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Carnabackable says...

caroljb wrote:
with Canvey Way closed, the whole of South Benfleet was grid locked tonight with people trying to get on & off Canvey via the Ferry Road traffic lights, caused by non existent flooding, but the non removal of machinery. GET IT CLEARED AWAY NOW !!!
Ive heard the machinery will be till next week-end
[quote][p][bold]caroljb[/bold] wrote: with Canvey Way closed, the whole of South Benfleet was grid locked tonight with people trying to get on & off Canvey via the Ferry Road traffic lights, caused by non existent flooding, but the non removal of machinery. GET IT CLEARED AWAY NOW !!![/p][/quote]Ive heard the machinery will be till next week-end Carnabackable
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