50 roads put on list for pothole repairs in Castle Point

Delighted – Rebecca Harris MP and councillor Ray Howard in Burwell Avenue, Canvey

Delighted – Rebecca Harris MP and councillor Ray Howard in Burwell Avenue, Canvey

First published in Local News

A SHORTLIST of the 50 worst roads in Castle Point could benefit from a share of £20million funding.

County Hall has pledged to start repairing the 100 worst main roads in Essex after the Government gave the local authority a £4.4million boost.

The money is on top of £10million already put forward by Essex County Council, and now the authority has set aside a further £5.6million.

Once repairs on the main roads are complete, as many as 50 of the most potholed roads and pavements in each district or borough will be next on the list.

A team of council officers and specialist highways engineers has already drawn up a list of the worse offenders in Canvey and Benfleet.

Long-serving Tory councillor Ray Howard, who represents Canvey West, and Castle Point MP Rebecca Harris, have vowed to fight to see Castle Point benefit from as much money as possible.

Mr Howard said: “I’m pleased the county council is now spending a large amount of money on highways.

“We are tackling potholes in a big way. I know only too well potholes have been an absolute nightmare for residents.

“I’m pleased that, although we still have a huge amount of efficiency savings to find, the county council is putting extra money in.

“I believe it proves the Government and county council are working hard together.

“We are talking about a lot of money. This is going to make a big difference.”

Mrs Harris added: “Our borough’s roads suffer very badly from potholes and I’m delighted Essex County Council has recognised the scale of the problem and will be using the extra millions the Government has given, as well as more of its own money, to tackle the problem head on.”

A final decision has not yet been made on which potholes will be fixed as a result of the latest funding.

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9:10am Wed 2 Jul 14

Robin Reliant says...

at least use a photo of a pot holed road, i see a chipped kerb and some Tarmac surface missing, potholes are a little different, and on a lighter side it looks like the lady is taking him for walkies.
at least use a photo of a pot holed road, i see a chipped kerb and some Tarmac surface missing, potholes are a little different, and on a lighter side it looks like the lady is taking him for walkies. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 8

9:55am Wed 2 Jul 14

Howard Cháse says...

Is there any money left after paying out for all the new tarmac laid along the part of the Tour de France stage three route that passes through the County?
Is there any money left after paying out for all the new tarmac laid along the part of the Tour de France stage three route that passes through the County? Howard Cháse
  • Score: 1

11:35am Wed 2 Jul 14

Nebs says...

There are enough potholes to keep a pair of workers gainfully employed until the end of the century. To save money why not employ two blokes, buy a van and some equipment, and have them permanently repairing potholes. It would be so much cheaper than subcontracting out the work.
There are enough potholes to keep a pair of workers gainfully employed until the end of the century. To save money why not employ two blokes, buy a van and some equipment, and have them permanently repairing potholes. It would be so much cheaper than subcontracting out the work. Nebs
  • Score: 13

12:22pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Robin Reliant says...

Nebs wrote:
There are enough potholes to keep a pair of workers gainfully employed until the end of the century. To save money why not employ two blokes, buy a van and some equipment, and have them permanently repairing potholes. It would be so much cheaper than subcontracting out the work.
Thats too much of an obvious solution, they have the trucks and a workforce already, and whats the chances the materials are already there to, how hard can it be to fill holes.
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: There are enough potholes to keep a pair of workers gainfully employed until the end of the century. To save money why not employ two blokes, buy a van and some equipment, and have them permanently repairing potholes. It would be so much cheaper than subcontracting out the work.[/p][/quote]Thats too much of an obvious solution, they have the trucks and a workforce already, and whats the chances the materials are already there to, how hard can it be to fill holes. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 17

1:22pm Wed 2 Jul 14

steady_bloke says...

Robin Reliant wrote:
at least use a photo of a pot holed road, i see a chipped kerb and some Tarmac surface missing, potholes are a little different, and on a lighter side it looks like the lady is taking him for walkies.
hahaha QUALITY
[quote][p][bold]Robin Reliant[/bold] wrote: at least use a photo of a pot holed road, i see a chipped kerb and some Tarmac surface missing, potholes are a little different, and on a lighter side it looks like the lady is taking him for walkies.[/p][/quote]hahaha QUALITY steady_bloke
  • Score: 3

1:14am Thu 3 Jul 14

sesibollox says...

That woman with the John Wayne stance, obviously has him in toe..
That woman with the John Wayne stance, obviously has him in toe.. sesibollox
  • Score: 2

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