Flooded Benfleet road is sorted after pumping blunder

Echo: On the case - councillors Colin Riley, Andrew Sheldon, MP Rebecca Harris and Ray Howard On the case - councillors Colin Riley, Andrew Sheldon, MP Rebecca Harris and Ray Howard

ACTION has finally been taken to reopen a key road flooded in Benfleet.

Fury had erupted after Ferry Road in Benfleet continued to be partially closed last week, despite the new £4million Benfleet bridge, which the road was originally closed for, being fully operational.

The road had become submerged under water almost three weeks ago following heavy rain, prompting criticism why authorities had failed to clear the water when there are two pumping stations nearby.

Residents breathed a sigh of relief after representatives from both Anglian Water and Essex County Council finally visited the site on Friday to investigate the source of the flooding and remove building equipment parked nearby in an effort to reopen the road.

The road was fully open on Sunday.

Bob Russell, 62, of High Road, Benfleet, said: “I’ve lived here over 20 years and every time there is a drop of rain that road fills with water. It’s just not good enough. I’m glad someone is finally sorting it but they need to look at fixing the problem on a permanent basis to stop it happening again.”

Anglian Water admitted to the Echo they were wrong to deny responsibility for draining the road as representatives had been mistakenly visiting a pumping station nearby in the High Street which is only used for sewage.

However, the company claim water is still filling the underpass because the drains are blocked, stopping the water getting to the pump.

A spokesman said: “The sole purpose of that pump is to take water from the road into the Thames Estuary. From what we can see the pump is working but it appears the gullies are blocked. We are sending someone down to assess the situation.”

County councillor Ray Howard, who lobbied the organisations with MP Rebecca Harris and ward councillor Andrew Sheldon, said: “People had been emailing me saying they were on the verge of losing their jobs because of being late so many times and stuck in queues.

“It was just unacceptable. We kept telling Anglian Water that pump was given to them years ago specifically to stop the underpass flooding. I am delighted they are making efforts to drain the road, and I am in contact with the council to check the drains.

“My main priority is getting this road reopened for drivers."

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2:23pm Tue 8 Jan 13

alsopuzzled says...

Road still only partially open this morning, seems to be an issue with scaffolding on one side and although there is water on the side that is open does not seem to be causing a problem.
Road still only partially open this morning, seems to be an issue with scaffolding on one side and although there is water on the side that is open does not seem to be causing a problem. alsopuzzled

4:23pm Tue 8 Jan 13

MrFrogFace says...

But Ray the road is still closed so you haven't managed to solve anything YET AGAIN its the people YOU represent in your Essex County Councillor capacity suffer and all you can do is apologies which just isn't good enough. We need the truth of how long this work is going to take and how long are we expected to have to put up with the road being partially closed NO MORE HIDING THE TRUTH!!!
on a quirky note come on which one cleared the water? Ray, Rebecca, Andy or Colin??
But Ray the road is still closed so you haven't managed to solve anything YET AGAIN its the people YOU represent in your Essex County Councillor capacity suffer and all you can do is apologies which just isn't good enough. We need the truth of how long this work is going to take and how long are we expected to have to put up with the road being partially closed NO MORE HIDING THE TRUTH!!! on a quirky note come on which one cleared the water? Ray, Rebecca, Andy or Colin?? MrFrogFace

4:55pm Tue 8 Jan 13

caroljb says...

MrFrogFace wrote:
But Ray the road is still closed so you haven't managed to solve anything YET AGAIN its the people YOU represent in your Essex County Councillor capacity suffer and all you can do is apologies which just isn't good enough. We need the truth of how long this work is going to take and how long are we expected to have to put up with the road being partially closed NO MORE HIDING THE TRUTH!!!
on a quirky note come on which one cleared the water? Ray, Rebecca, Andy or Colin??
at 7.50 this morning and 4.30 tonight, I drove under the bridge, along Ferry Road and it is fully open. No traffic at all. So what road is closed????
[quote][p][bold]MrFrogFace[/bold] wrote: But Ray the road is still closed so you haven't managed to solve anything YET AGAIN its the people YOU represent in your Essex County Councillor capacity suffer and all you can do is apologies which just isn't good enough. We need the truth of how long this work is going to take and how long are we expected to have to put up with the road being partially closed NO MORE HIDING THE TRUTH!!! on a quirky note come on which one cleared the water? Ray, Rebecca, Andy or Colin??[/p][/quote]at 7.50 this morning and 4.30 tonight, I drove under the bridge, along Ferry Road and it is fully open. No traffic at all. So what road is closed???? caroljb

4:55pm Tue 8 Jan 13

John T Pharro says...

MrFrogFace wrote:
But Ray the road is still closed so you haven't managed to solve anything YET AGAIN its the people YOU represent in your Essex County Councillor capacity suffer and all you can do is apologies which just isn't good enough. We need the truth of how long this work is going to take and how long are we expected to have to put up with the road being partially closed NO MORE HIDING THE TRUTH!!!
on a quirky note come on which one cleared the water? Ray, Rebecca, Andy or Colin??
What you say is right, but frankly I don't want to hear another date for completion which won't be met. This is just like Sadler's Farm constantly being told by Essex County Council it was on schedule to finish last March, then April, then June, then by the Olympics (August) then by November and still not finished. At least this bridge needed replacements so when the work for that is finished we will be back to the usual go slow. Much like down Canvey Way when Sadler's Farm is finished. Still queue down Canvey Way in rush hour and last Friday it took me 4 traffic light changes before I joined the queue and not everyone is back to work yet.
[quote][p][bold]MrFrogFace[/bold] wrote: But Ray the road is still closed so you haven't managed to solve anything YET AGAIN its the people YOU represent in your Essex County Councillor capacity suffer and all you can do is apologies which just isn't good enough. We need the truth of how long this work is going to take and how long are we expected to have to put up with the road being partially closed NO MORE HIDING THE TRUTH!!! on a quirky note come on which one cleared the water? Ray, Rebecca, Andy or Colin??[/p][/quote]What you say is right, but frankly I don't want to hear another date for completion which won't be met. This is just like Sadler's Farm constantly being told by Essex County Council it was on schedule to finish last March, then April, then June, then by the Olympics (August) then by November and still not finished. At least this bridge needed replacements so when the work for that is finished we will be back to the usual go slow. Much like down Canvey Way when Sadler's Farm is finished. Still queue down Canvey Way in rush hour and last Friday it took me 4 traffic light changes before I joined the queue and not everyone is back to work yet. John T Pharro

4:58pm Tue 8 Jan 13

roddycam says...

just heard that it will be single lane with lights till Jan 29 so well done the attention-seekers in the photograph, another PR failure
just heard that it will be single lane with lights till Jan 29 so well done the attention-seekers in the photograph, another PR failure roddycam

5:16pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Carnabackable says...

roddycam wrote:
just heard that it will be single lane with lights till Jan 29 so well done the attention-seekers in the photograph, another PR failure
Whats all the fuss about.......
[quote][p][bold]roddycam[/bold] wrote: just heard that it will be single lane with lights till Jan 29 so well done the attention-seekers in the photograph, another PR failure[/p][/quote]Whats all the fuss about....... Carnabackable

5:29pm Tue 8 Jan 13

GentleGiant says...

The road is still blocked so once again Ray Howard has failed to get it open.

Ray - when are you going to resign, as clearly you are not up to the job.

The road will continue to be blocked during off-peak hours for a while yet.

I thought this was all going to be completed by January 6th, or was this another failing by Essex County Council in which Ray Howard is supposed to represent residents.
The road is still blocked so once again Ray Howard has failed to get it open. Ray - when are you going to resign, as clearly you are not up to the job. The road will continue to be blocked during off-peak hours for a while yet. I thought this was all going to be completed by January 6th, or was this another failing by Essex County Council in which Ray Howard is supposed to represent residents. GentleGiant

3:06am Wed 9 Jan 13

WhateverS says...

Muppets!
Muppets! WhateverS

5:20am Wed 9 Jan 13

Brunning999 says...

Hopefully the magnificent 4 will be seeking re employment after the election!
Hopefully the magnificent 4 will be seeking re employment after the election! Brunning999

11:55am Wed 9 Jan 13

lennyfy says...

caroljb wrote:
MrFrogFace wrote:
But Ray the road is still closed so you haven't managed to solve anything YET AGAIN its the people YOU represent in your Essex County Councillor capacity suffer and all you can do is apologies which just isn't good enough. We need the truth of how long this work is going to take and how long are we expected to have to put up with the road being partially closed NO MORE HIDING THE TRUTH!!!
on a quirky note come on which one cleared the water? Ray, Rebecca, Andy or Colin??
at 7.50 this morning and 4.30 tonight, I drove under the bridge, along Ferry Road and it is fully open. No traffic at all. So what road is closed????
The road is single lane between the rush hours until about end of the month to allow continuing work on the bridge nothing to do with flooding pehaps if the 4 muppets were to turn round they would see the contractors at work.
[quote][p][bold]caroljb[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrFrogFace[/bold] wrote: But Ray the road is still closed so you haven't managed to solve anything YET AGAIN its the people YOU represent in your Essex County Councillor capacity suffer and all you can do is apologies which just isn't good enough. We need the truth of how long this work is going to take and how long are we expected to have to put up with the road being partially closed NO MORE HIDING THE TRUTH!!! on a quirky note come on which one cleared the water? Ray, Rebecca, Andy or Colin??[/p][/quote]at 7.50 this morning and 4.30 tonight, I drove under the bridge, along Ferry Road and it is fully open. No traffic at all. So what road is closed????[/p][/quote]The road is single lane between the rush hours until about end of the month to allow continuing work on the bridge nothing to do with flooding pehaps if the 4 muppets were to turn round they would see the contractors at work. lennyfy

12:44pm Wed 9 Jan 13

John T Pharro says...

lennyfy wrote:
caroljb wrote:
MrFrogFace wrote:
But Ray the road is still closed so you haven't managed to solve anything YET AGAIN its the people YOU represent in your Essex County Councillor capacity suffer and all you can do is apologies which just isn't good enough. We need the truth of how long this work is going to take and how long are we expected to have to put up with the road being partially closed NO MORE HIDING THE TRUTH!!!
on a quirky note come on which one cleared the water? Ray, Rebecca, Andy or Colin??
at 7.50 this morning and 4.30 tonight, I drove under the bridge, along Ferry Road and it is fully open. No traffic at all. So what road is closed????
The road is single lane between the rush hours until about end of the month to allow continuing work on the bridge nothing to do with flooding pehaps if the 4 muppets were to turn round they would see the contractors at work.
If today's "Echo" is anything is to go by make that 18 months. Clearly whoever is responsible for doing this job are just telling our MP and Councillors porkies.
Cue further apologies from Councillor Howard.
[quote][p][bold]lennyfy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]caroljb[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrFrogFace[/bold] wrote: But Ray the road is still closed so you haven't managed to solve anything YET AGAIN its the people YOU represent in your Essex County Councillor capacity suffer and all you can do is apologies which just isn't good enough. We need the truth of how long this work is going to take and how long are we expected to have to put up with the road being partially closed NO MORE HIDING THE TRUTH!!! on a quirky note come on which one cleared the water? Ray, Rebecca, Andy or Colin??[/p][/quote]at 7.50 this morning and 4.30 tonight, I drove under the bridge, along Ferry Road and it is fully open. No traffic at all. So what road is closed????[/p][/quote]The road is single lane between the rush hours until about end of the month to allow continuing work on the bridge nothing to do with flooding pehaps if the 4 muppets were to turn round they would see the contractors at work.[/p][/quote]If today's "Echo" is anything is to go by make that 18 months. Clearly whoever is responsible for doing this job are just telling our MP and Councillors porkies. Cue further apologies from Councillor Howard. John T Pharro

2:09pm Wed 9 Jan 13

upset says...

John T Pharro wrote:
lennyfy wrote:
caroljb wrote:
MrFrogFace wrote:
But Ray the road is still closed so you haven't managed to solve anything YET AGAIN its the people YOU represent in your Essex County Councillor capacity suffer and all you can do is apologies which just isn't good enough. We need the truth of how long this work is going to take and how long are we expected to have to put up with the road being partially closed NO MORE HIDING THE TRUTH!!!
on a quirky note come on which one cleared the water? Ray, Rebecca, Andy or Colin??
at 7.50 this morning and 4.30 tonight, I drove under the bridge, along Ferry Road and it is fully open. No traffic at all. So what road is closed????
The road is single lane between the rush hours until about end of the month to allow continuing work on the bridge nothing to do with flooding pehaps if the 4 muppets were to turn round they would see the contractors at work.
If today's "Echo" is anything is to go by make that 18 months. Clearly whoever is responsible for doing this job are just telling our MP and Councillors porkies.
Cue further apologies from Councillor Howard.
It seems to me if porkies have been told and Ray has repeated them in good faith it would only seem reasonable to apologies in my world, whats wrong with than John.
PS only one lane open and I had to get my tyres wet, puddle half way across the carriageway.
[quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lennyfy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]caroljb[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrFrogFace[/bold] wrote: But Ray the road is still closed so you haven't managed to solve anything YET AGAIN its the people YOU represent in your Essex County Councillor capacity suffer and all you can do is apologies which just isn't good enough. We need the truth of how long this work is going to take and how long are we expected to have to put up with the road being partially closed NO MORE HIDING THE TRUTH!!! on a quirky note come on which one cleared the water? Ray, Rebecca, Andy or Colin??[/p][/quote]at 7.50 this morning and 4.30 tonight, I drove under the bridge, along Ferry Road and it is fully open. No traffic at all. So what road is closed????[/p][/quote]The road is single lane between the rush hours until about end of the month to allow continuing work on the bridge nothing to do with flooding pehaps if the 4 muppets were to turn round they would see the contractors at work.[/p][/quote]If today's "Echo" is anything is to go by make that 18 months. Clearly whoever is responsible for doing this job are just telling our MP and Councillors porkies. Cue further apologies from Councillor Howard.[/p][/quote]It seems to me if porkies have been told and Ray has repeated them in good faith it would only seem reasonable to apologies in my world, whats wrong with than John. PS only one lane open and I had to get my tyres wet, puddle half way across the carriageway. upset

2:35pm Wed 9 Jan 13

John T Pharro says...

upset wrote:
John T Pharro wrote:
lennyfy wrote:
caroljb wrote:
MrFrogFace wrote:
But Ray the road is still closed so you haven't managed to solve anything YET AGAIN its the people YOU represent in your Essex County Councillor capacity suffer and all you can do is apologies which just isn't good enough. We need the truth of how long this work is going to take and how long are we expected to have to put up with the road being partially closed NO MORE HIDING THE TRUTH!!!
on a quirky note come on which one cleared the water? Ray, Rebecca, Andy or Colin??
at 7.50 this morning and 4.30 tonight, I drove under the bridge, along Ferry Road and it is fully open. No traffic at all. So what road is closed????
The road is single lane between the rush hours until about end of the month to allow continuing work on the bridge nothing to do with flooding pehaps if the 4 muppets were to turn round they would see the contractors at work.
If today's "Echo" is anything is to go by make that 18 months. Clearly whoever is responsible for doing this job are just telling our MP and Councillors porkies.
Cue further apologies from Councillor Howard.
It seems to me if porkies have been told and Ray has repeated them in good faith it would only seem reasonable to apologies in my world, whats wrong with than John.
PS only one lane open and I had to get my tyres wet, puddle half way across the carriageway.
Nothing at all, but don't you think he should have learnt by now and not be so gullible? Judging from your Ps they haven't solved the flood problem either. So what happens the next time we get a downpour? Cannot open over the railway now can they, because the trains are now running. Councillor Howard kept telling people they could to relieve traffic when it would only be used for emergency vehicles. He is even going to,ask Essex CC why it wasn't opened Christmas Eve when the trains were still running. Councillor Howard kept on saying it would be opened for the public, but it was only ever going to be opened just like the other emergency exit to Pitsea for emergency vehicles only. How did he get that wrong?
[quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lennyfy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]caroljb[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrFrogFace[/bold] wrote: But Ray the road is still closed so you haven't managed to solve anything YET AGAIN its the people YOU represent in your Essex County Councillor capacity suffer and all you can do is apologies which just isn't good enough. We need the truth of how long this work is going to take and how long are we expected to have to put up with the road being partially closed NO MORE HIDING THE TRUTH!!! on a quirky note come on which one cleared the water? Ray, Rebecca, Andy or Colin??[/p][/quote]at 7.50 this morning and 4.30 tonight, I drove under the bridge, along Ferry Road and it is fully open. No traffic at all. So what road is closed????[/p][/quote]The road is single lane between the rush hours until about end of the month to allow continuing work on the bridge nothing to do with flooding pehaps if the 4 muppets were to turn round they would see the contractors at work.[/p][/quote]If today's "Echo" is anything is to go by make that 18 months. Clearly whoever is responsible for doing this job are just telling our MP and Councillors porkies. Cue further apologies from Councillor Howard.[/p][/quote]It seems to me if porkies have been told and Ray has repeated them in good faith it would only seem reasonable to apologies in my world, whats wrong with than John. PS only one lane open and I had to get my tyres wet, puddle half way across the carriageway.[/p][/quote]Nothing at all, but don't you think he should have learnt by now and not be so gullible? Judging from your Ps they haven't solved the flood problem either. So what happens the next time we get a downpour? Cannot open over the railway now can they, because the trains are now running. Councillor Howard kept telling people they could to relieve traffic when it would only be used for emergency vehicles. He is even going to,ask Essex CC why it wasn't opened Christmas Eve when the trains were still running. Councillor Howard kept on saying it would be opened for the public, but it was only ever going to be opened just like the other emergency exit to Pitsea for emergency vehicles only. How did he get that wrong? John T Pharro

5:58pm Wed 9 Jan 13

soul man says...

all the hot air that comes from ray howard, you would think he could evapourate any water laying there, on another point, isn't there a pump house not 20 feet from the water laying under the bridge
all the hot air that comes from ray howard, you would think he could evapourate any water laying there, on another point, isn't there a pump house not 20 feet from the water laying under the bridge soul man

9:39am Thu 10 Jan 13

upset says...

John T Pharro wrote:
upset wrote:
John T Pharro wrote:
lennyfy wrote:
caroljb wrote:
MrFrogFace wrote:
But Ray the road is still closed so you haven't managed to solve anything YET AGAIN its the people YOU represent in your Essex County Councillor capacity suffer and all you can do is apologies which just isn't good enough. We need the truth of how long this work is going to take and how long are we expected to have to put up with the road being partially closed NO MORE HIDING THE TRUTH!!!
on a quirky note come on which one cleared the water? Ray, Rebecca, Andy or Colin??
at 7.50 this morning and 4.30 tonight, I drove under the bridge, along Ferry Road and it is fully open. No traffic at all. So what road is closed????
The road is single lane between the rush hours until about end of the month to allow continuing work on the bridge nothing to do with flooding pehaps if the 4 muppets were to turn round they would see the contractors at work.
If today's "Echo" is anything is to go by make that 18 months. Clearly whoever is responsible for doing this job are just telling our MP and Councillors porkies.
Cue further apologies from Councillor Howard.
It seems to me if porkies have been told and Ray has repeated them in good faith it would only seem reasonable to apologies in my world, whats wrong with than John.
PS only one lane open and I had to get my tyres wet, puddle half way across the carriageway.
Nothing at all, but don't you think he should have learnt by now and not be so gullible? Judging from your Ps they haven't solved the flood problem either. So what happens the next time we get a downpour? Cannot open over the railway now can they, because the trains are now running. Councillor Howard kept telling people they could to relieve traffic when it would only be used for emergency vehicles. He is even going to,ask Essex CC why it wasn't opened Christmas Eve when the trains were still running. Councillor Howard kept on saying it would be opened for the public, but it was only ever going to be opened just like the other emergency exit to Pitsea for emergency vehicles only. How did he get that wrong?
What's gullible about repeating what the professionals have told you, should he take his advise from you John?
[quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lennyfy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]caroljb[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrFrogFace[/bold] wrote: But Ray the road is still closed so you haven't managed to solve anything YET AGAIN its the people YOU represent in your Essex County Councillor capacity suffer and all you can do is apologies which just isn't good enough. We need the truth of how long this work is going to take and how long are we expected to have to put up with the road being partially closed NO MORE HIDING THE TRUTH!!! on a quirky note come on which one cleared the water? Ray, Rebecca, Andy or Colin??[/p][/quote]at 7.50 this morning and 4.30 tonight, I drove under the bridge, along Ferry Road and it is fully open. No traffic at all. So what road is closed????[/p][/quote]The road is single lane between the rush hours until about end of the month to allow continuing work on the bridge nothing to do with flooding pehaps if the 4 muppets were to turn round they would see the contractors at work.[/p][/quote]If today's "Echo" is anything is to go by make that 18 months. Clearly whoever is responsible for doing this job are just telling our MP and Councillors porkies. Cue further apologies from Councillor Howard.[/p][/quote]It seems to me if porkies have been told and Ray has repeated them in good faith it would only seem reasonable to apologies in my world, whats wrong with than John. PS only one lane open and I had to get my tyres wet, puddle half way across the carriageway.[/p][/quote]Nothing at all, but don't you think he should have learnt by now and not be so gullible? Judging from your Ps they haven't solved the flood problem either. So what happens the next time we get a downpour? Cannot open over the railway now can they, because the trains are now running. Councillor Howard kept telling people they could to relieve traffic when it would only be used for emergency vehicles. He is even going to,ask Essex CC why it wasn't opened Christmas Eve when the trains were still running. Councillor Howard kept on saying it would be opened for the public, but it was only ever going to be opened just like the other emergency exit to Pitsea for emergency vehicles only. How did he get that wrong?[/p][/quote]What's gullible about repeating what the professionals have told you, should he take his advise from you John? upset

11:06am Thu 10 Jan 13

streetboy75 says...

latest is them temp lights are going to be there for up to 18 months front page of Echo yesterday
latest is them temp lights are going to be there for up to 18 months front page of Echo yesterday streetboy75

12:38pm Thu 10 Jan 13

John T Pharro says...

upset wrote:
John T Pharro wrote:
upset wrote:
John T Pharro wrote:
lennyfy wrote:
caroljb wrote:
MrFrogFace wrote:
But Ray the road is still closed so you haven't managed to solve anything YET AGAIN its the people YOU represent in your Essex County Councillor capacity suffer and all you can do is apologies which just isn't good enough. We need the truth of how long this work is going to take and how long are we expected to have to put up with the road being partially closed NO MORE HIDING THE TRUTH!!!
on a quirky note come on which one cleared the water? Ray, Rebecca, Andy or Colin??
at 7.50 this morning and 4.30 tonight, I drove under the bridge, along Ferry Road and it is fully open. No traffic at all. So what road is closed????
The road is single lane between the rush hours until about end of the month to allow continuing work on the bridge nothing to do with flooding pehaps if the 4 muppets were to turn round they would see the contractors at work.
If today's "Echo" is anything is to go by make that 18 months. Clearly whoever is responsible for doing this job are just telling our MP and Councillors porkies.
Cue further apologies from Councillor Howard.
It seems to me if porkies have been told and Ray has repeated them in good faith it would only seem reasonable to apologies in my world, whats wrong with than John.
PS only one lane open and I had to get my tyres wet, puddle half way across the carriageway.
Nothing at all, but don't you think he should have learnt by now and not be so gullible? Judging from your Ps they haven't solved the flood problem either. So what happens the next time we get a downpour? Cannot open over the railway now can they, because the trains are now running. Councillor Howard kept telling people they could to relieve traffic when it would only be used for emergency vehicles. He is even going to,ask Essex CC why it wasn't opened Christmas Eve when the trains were still running. Councillor Howard kept on saying it would be opened for the public, but it was only ever going to be opened just like the other emergency exit to Pitsea for emergency vehicles only. How did he get that wrong?
What's gullible about repeating what the professionals have told you, should he take his advise from you John?
Don't be so silly did Councillor Howard say or not that the emergency exit over the railway line should be open to the public when it would only be open for emergency vehicles yes or no?
Did he not say he was going to ask Essex CC why it wasn't opened to ease traffic when the trains were still running Christmas Eve?
I am not giving advice at all I am asking questions.
[quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lennyfy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]caroljb[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrFrogFace[/bold] wrote: But Ray the road is still closed so you haven't managed to solve anything YET AGAIN its the people YOU represent in your Essex County Councillor capacity suffer and all you can do is apologies which just isn't good enough. We need the truth of how long this work is going to take and how long are we expected to have to put up with the road being partially closed NO MORE HIDING THE TRUTH!!! on a quirky note come on which one cleared the water? Ray, Rebecca, Andy or Colin??[/p][/quote]at 7.50 this morning and 4.30 tonight, I drove under the bridge, along Ferry Road and it is fully open. No traffic at all. So what road is closed????[/p][/quote]The road is single lane between the rush hours until about end of the month to allow continuing work on the bridge nothing to do with flooding pehaps if the 4 muppets were to turn round they would see the contractors at work.[/p][/quote]If today's "Echo" is anything is to go by make that 18 months. Clearly whoever is responsible for doing this job are just telling our MP and Councillors porkies. Cue further apologies from Councillor Howard.[/p][/quote]It seems to me if porkies have been told and Ray has repeated them in good faith it would only seem reasonable to apologies in my world, whats wrong with than John. PS only one lane open and I had to get my tyres wet, puddle half way across the carriageway.[/p][/quote]Nothing at all, but don't you think he should have learnt by now and not be so gullible? Judging from your Ps they haven't solved the flood problem either. So what happens the next time we get a downpour? Cannot open over the railway now can they, because the trains are now running. Councillor Howard kept telling people they could to relieve traffic when it would only be used for emergency vehicles. He is even going to,ask Essex CC why it wasn't opened Christmas Eve when the trains were still running. Councillor Howard kept on saying it would be opened for the public, but it was only ever going to be opened just like the other emergency exit to Pitsea for emergency vehicles only. How did he get that wrong?[/p][/quote]What's gullible about repeating what the professionals have told you, should he take his advise from you John?[/p][/quote]Don't be so silly did Councillor Howard say or not that the emergency exit over the railway line should be open to the public when it would only be open for emergency vehicles yes or no? Did he not say he was going to ask Essex CC why it wasn't opened to ease traffic when the trains were still running Christmas Eve? I am not giving advice at all I am asking questions. John T Pharro

12:54pm Thu 10 Jan 13

roddycam says...

10 mins delay going off Island this morning at 1050, well out of rush hour. It's a nightmare
10 mins delay going off Island this morning at 1050, well out of rush hour. It's a nightmare roddycam

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