Sort out this potholes menace

Sort out this potholes menace

Sort out this potholes menace

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RESIDENTS are demanding action on the pothole epidemic sweeping Colchester.

The calls come after an Essex County Council map shows the extent of the problem.

Oxford Road is among the top ten most damaged roads in the borough with more than 60 reports in 28 days. Defects in Dugard Avenue have been reported 50 times in four weeks.

Motorist Chris Ransom said: “I was amazed at just how many have been reported and nothing had been done.”

See Monday's Gazette for the full report.

 

 

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6:43pm Mon 17 Mar 14

colcestrian says...

Why when they repair the potholes do they not show any intelligence and fill all the holes in at the same time in each stretch of road they are working on, rather than fill one and just because the one next to it is 2mm shallower and doesn't meet the criteria leave that one, only to have to come back at a later date. This would mean less wasted money on repeat visits and a more efficient service, and the holes would be repaired quicker ! But that is too much common sense for them to see and understand !
Why when they repair the potholes do they not show any intelligence and fill all the holes in at the same time in each stretch of road they are working on, rather than fill one and just because the one next to it is 2mm shallower and doesn't meet the criteria leave that one, only to have to come back at a later date. This would mean less wasted money on repeat visits and a more efficient service, and the holes would be repaired quicker ! But that is too much common sense for them to see and understand ! colcestrian
  • Score: 28

7:22pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Red Tape 2 says...

It's crazy that you have to literally keep your eyes on the road to avoid damaging your car by hitting one of these! There are so many poor road surfaces around with all the budget cuts I can't see how they are ever going to get fixed.
It's crazy that you have to literally keep your eyes on the road to avoid damaging your car by hitting one of these! There are so many poor road surfaces around with all the budget cuts I can't see how they are ever going to get fixed. Red Tape 2
  • Score: 22

10:20pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Boris says...

Chris Ransom is a very reasonable person and his comments are to be taken seriously. He reported the potholes to our county councillor, who has achieved nothing, apart from get her picture in the paper, pointing at potholes. She belongs to the ruling Tory group on ECC but this counts for nothing. The previous county councillor, also Tory, lives just off Oxford Road and likewise achieved nothing.
As colcestrian says, it is time for ECC to alter the rules, so that whenever a pothole is filled, all other potholes in the vicinity are also filled.
Chris Ransom is a very reasonable person and his comments are to be taken seriously. He reported the potholes to our county councillor, who has achieved nothing, apart from get her picture in the paper, pointing at potholes. She belongs to the ruling Tory group on ECC but this counts for nothing. The previous county councillor, also Tory, lives just off Oxford Road and likewise achieved nothing. As colcestrian says, it is time for ECC to alter the rules, so that whenever a pothole is filled, all other potholes in the vicinity are also filled. Boris
  • Score: 16

10:46pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Hamiltonandy says...

Pothole in Acland Avenue ignored by ECC so long it was a safety hazard. Now repaired by anonymous person. Even worse ones down Glen Avenue and Elianore Road so guess they will be next. If only ECC was paid by results!
Pothole in Acland Avenue ignored by ECC so long it was a safety hazard. Now repaired by anonymous person. Even worse ones down Glen Avenue and Elianore Road so guess they will be next. If only ECC was paid by results! Hamiltonandy
  • Score: 10

11:05pm Mon 17 Mar 14

meadowlady says...

If ECC employees were paid by results I'm afraid they would still make me mad because they would all be on benefits as no one in their right mind would give them a job.
If ECC employees were paid by results I'm afraid they would still make me mad because they would all be on benefits as no one in their right mind would give them a job. meadowlady
  • Score: 7

8:17am Tue 18 Mar 14

jammin says...

Someone is going to get hurt or killed because of a pothole
Someone is going to get hurt or killed because of a pothole jammin
  • Score: 9

8:33am Tue 18 Mar 14

jim_bo says...

Even the great Sir Bob is pushing for a unitary Authority so we look after the roads.

Not much hope for is though if CBC they can't even get the black bags right. The latest calamity is the food recycling bags don't fit in the little caddy. Fixing the roads might be a stretch too far for them!!
Even the great Sir Bob is pushing for a unitary Authority so we look after the roads. Not much hope for is though if CBC they can't even get the black bags right. The latest calamity is the food recycling bags don't fit in the little caddy. Fixing the roads might be a stretch too far for them!! jim_bo
  • Score: 3

9:32am Tue 18 Mar 14

Checkout says...

That's a red herring about Russell jim_bo. He's been talking about a Unitary Authority for ages, certainly long before the roads fiasco caused by ECC ineptitude.
I'd have thought that Mr Quince would have waved his magic wand by now or does he have absolutely no influence at all at Chelmsford, much like our other Tory poodles it seems. We would be much better off voting for nodding donkeys than that bunch.
That's a red herring about Russell jim_bo. He's been talking about a Unitary Authority for ages, certainly long before the roads fiasco caused by ECC ineptitude. I'd have thought that Mr Quince would have waved his magic wand by now or does he have absolutely no influence at all at Chelmsford, much like our other Tory poodles it seems. We would be much better off voting for nodding donkeys than that bunch. Checkout
  • Score: 2

9:43am Tue 18 Mar 14

hughie-s says...

It has to be deeper than deeper than 50mm to be classed as a pothole so ECC will ignore this one until it's deeper. . This time last year I reported a pot hole which ECC did a bodge job on, a couple weeks ago they returned to the hole which was by now three times the size with the road surface breaking up around it. Had they done a full repair first time around it would have been a tenth of the cost.
It has to be deeper than deeper than 50mm to be classed as a pothole so ECC will ignore this one until it's deeper. . This time last year I reported a pot hole which ECC did a bodge job on, a couple weeks ago they returned to the hole which was by now three times the size with the road surface breaking up around it. Had they done a full repair first time around it would have been a tenth of the cost. hughie-s
  • Score: 7

10:13am Tue 18 Mar 14

wardyt says...

There are loads of potholes at the town end of Maldon Road. Over the weekend, new road markings were painted and the holes ignored. Whats the point in that ?
There are loads of potholes at the town end of Maldon Road. Over the weekend, new road markings were painted and the holes ignored. Whats the point in that ? wardyt
  • Score: 8

10:20am Tue 18 Mar 14

Red Tape 2 says...

No doubt we will have to wait until someone gets seriously injured or killed and the council face a huge legal bill - or rather we do as their money comes from us!
No doubt we will have to wait until someone gets seriously injured or killed and the council face a huge legal bill - or rather we do as their money comes from us! Red Tape 2
  • Score: 3

10:45am Tue 18 Mar 14

Derek Drew says...

Reporting these hazards is like hissing in the wind! Councillors doorstep in search of votes at this time of year and shrug off the real problems that greet them. In the case of potholes, of course, it's not us, guv, it's the county council.
Tough!
Since when has local government has been a platform for the bean-counters who decide a) It's far too big a problem to tackle in these difficult times and
b) It's not cost-effective
Here is a clear and present danger. If this were France, residents would have taken to the streets.
Reporting these hazards is like hissing in the wind! Councillors doorstep in search of votes at this time of year and shrug off the real problems that greet them. In the case of potholes, of course, it's not us, guv, it's the county council. Tough! Since when has local government has been a platform for the bean-counters who decide a) It's far too big a problem to tackle in these difficult times and b) It's not cost-effective Here is a clear and present danger. If this were France, residents would have taken to the streets. Derek Drew
  • Score: 1

11:22am Tue 18 Mar 14

Derek Drew says...

The London Evening Standard has a story today about a 56-year-old charity fund director suing Hertfordshire County Council over brain damage he says he sustained when thrown from his cycle by a pothole.
Good luck to him
The London Evening Standard has a story today about a 56-year-old charity fund director suing Hertfordshire County Council over brain damage he says he sustained when thrown from his cycle by a pothole. Good luck to him Derek Drew
  • Score: 10

12:30pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Misty4 says...

Please someone do something about the meteor crater on Clacton Road, St Osyth (on the St Osyth-bound carriageway just after you turn off from the B1027 coming from Clacton) before cars start disappearing down it!
Please someone do something about the meteor crater on Clacton Road, St Osyth (on the St Osyth-bound carriageway just after you turn off from the B1027 coming from Clacton) before cars start disappearing down it! Misty4
  • Score: 2

12:44pm Tue 18 Mar 14

catflap1 says...

it will need somebody to be killed and the county council to be sued for a vast amount of money before this is sorted. I would suggest all to log pothole, dog **** and all the other things wrong in this town on fixmystreet.com it reports them to the correct council and keep a log that its done so.
that way the CC can be brought to book at a later date when nothing is done
it will need somebody to be killed and the county council to be sued for a vast amount of money before this is sorted. I would suggest all to log pothole, dog **** and all the other things wrong in this town on fixmystreet.com it reports them to the correct council and keep a log that its done so. that way the CC can be brought to book at a later date when nothing is done catflap1
  • Score: 3

1:24pm Tue 18 Mar 14

hughie-s says...

Misty4 wrote:
Please someone do something about the meteor crater on Clacton Road, St Osyth (on the St Osyth-bound carriageway just after you turn off from the B1027 coming from Clacton) before cars start disappearing down it!
Have you reported it, if photo if possible............
.....

http://www.essexhigh
ways.org/Report-a-hi
ghways-problem.aspx
[quote][p][bold]Misty4[/bold] wrote: Please someone do something about the meteor crater on Clacton Road, St Osyth (on the St Osyth-bound carriageway just after you turn off from the B1027 coming from Clacton) before cars start disappearing down it![/p][/quote]Have you reported it, if photo if possible............ ..... http://www.essexhigh ways.org/Report-a-hi ghways-problem.aspx hughie-s
  • Score: 1

3:06pm Tue 18 Mar 14

TheCaptain says...

colcestrian wrote:
Why when they repair the potholes do they not show any intelligence and fill all the holes in at the same time in each stretch of road they are working on, rather than fill one and just because the one next to it is 2mm shallower and doesn't meet the criteria leave that one, only to have to come back at a later date. This would mean less wasted money on repeat visits and a more efficient service, and the holes would be repaired quicker ! But that is too much common sense for them to see and understand !
My guess would be that as the work is done by contractors they will only get paid for the jobs ECC give them.

So if they use common sense and fill other they wouldn't get paid.

Some sort of fundamental review needed here.
[quote][p][bold]colcestrian[/bold] wrote: Why when they repair the potholes do they not show any intelligence and fill all the holes in at the same time in each stretch of road they are working on, rather than fill one and just because the one next to it is 2mm shallower and doesn't meet the criteria leave that one, only to have to come back at a later date. This would mean less wasted money on repeat visits and a more efficient service, and the holes would be repaired quicker ! But that is too much common sense for them to see and understand ![/p][/quote]My guess would be that as the work is done by contractors they will only get paid for the jobs ECC give them. So if they use common sense and fill other they wouldn't get paid. Some sort of fundamental review needed here. TheCaptain
  • Score: 7

3:27pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Taj says...

Stop blaming Council workers and put the blame where it belongs ,it is the elected members who put the contractors in place and who negotiated the terms of the contract.
The County Council should also be chasing the contractors when shoddy repairs have been made and the Utilities when re instatements are not completed to an acceptable standard.
Stop blaming Council workers and put the blame where it belongs ,it is the elected members who put the contractors in place and who negotiated the terms of the contract. The County Council should also be chasing the contractors when shoddy repairs have been made and the Utilities when re instatements are not completed to an acceptable standard. Taj
  • Score: 7

4:15pm Tue 18 Mar 14

William George says...

Boris wrote:
Chris Ransom is a very reasonable person and his comments are to be taken seriously. He reported the potholes to our county councillor, who has achieved nothing, apart from get her picture in the paper, pointing at potholes. She belongs to the ruling Tory group on ECC but this counts for nothing. The previous county councillor, also Tory, lives just off Oxford Road and likewise achieved nothing.
As colcestrian says, it is time for ECC to alter the rules, so that whenever a pothole is filled, all other potholes in the vicinity are also filled.
When the Colchester Borough Council were once getting excited with their desired fantasy to make Colchester a City instead of a Town.

How would they have found themselves capable to manage the roads maintenance repairs then, when they are not managing to show capable of that when we are a Town.
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: Chris Ransom is a very reasonable person and his comments are to be taken seriously. He reported the potholes to our county councillor, who has achieved nothing, apart from get her picture in the paper, pointing at potholes. She belongs to the ruling Tory group on ECC but this counts for nothing. The previous county councillor, also Tory, lives just off Oxford Road and likewise achieved nothing. As colcestrian says, it is time for ECC to alter the rules, so that whenever a pothole is filled, all other potholes in the vicinity are also filled.[/p][/quote]When the Colchester Borough Council were once getting excited with their desired fantasy to make Colchester a City instead of a Town. How would they have found themselves capable to manage the roads maintenance repairs then, when they are not managing to show capable of that when we are a Town. William George
  • Score: 0

5:46pm Tue 18 Mar 14

colcestrian says...

wardyt wrote:
There are loads of potholes at the town end of Maldon Road. Over the weekend, new road markings were painted and the holes ignored. Whats the point in that ?
They have also re painted the white lines in Straight Road, which is due to be re surfaced so another waste of money !
[quote][p][bold]wardyt[/bold] wrote: There are loads of potholes at the town end of Maldon Road. Over the weekend, new road markings were painted and the holes ignored. Whats the point in that ?[/p][/quote]They have also re painted the white lines in Straight Road, which is due to be re surfaced so another waste of money ! colcestrian
  • Score: 3

5:50pm Tue 18 Mar 14

colcestrian says...

Taj wrote:
Stop blaming Council workers and put the blame where it belongs ,it is the elected members who put the contractors in place and who negotiated the terms of the contract.
The County Council should also be chasing the contractors when shoddy repairs have been made and the Utilities when re instatements are not completed to an acceptable standard.
The contractors doing the work are actually ECC employees, that's why they only manage to repair 2 potholes a day and spend the rest of the time sitting in the trucks killing time until they go home, Its a nice easy job when you start work at 9.30, have 30 mins for breakfast, 1 hour for lunch and then finish for the day at 3 !!
[quote][p][bold]Taj[/bold] wrote: Stop blaming Council workers and put the blame where it belongs ,it is the elected members who put the contractors in place and who negotiated the terms of the contract. The County Council should also be chasing the contractors when shoddy repairs have been made and the Utilities when re instatements are not completed to an acceptable standard.[/p][/quote]The contractors doing the work are actually ECC employees, that's why they only manage to repair 2 potholes a day and spend the rest of the time sitting in the trucks killing time until they go home, Its a nice easy job when you start work at 9.30, have 30 mins for breakfast, 1 hour for lunch and then finish for the day at 3 !! colcestrian
  • Score: -6

5:55pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Reginald47 says...

jim_bo wrote:
Even the great Sir Bob is pushing for a unitary Authority so we look after the roads. Not much hope for is though if CBC they can't even get the black bags right. The latest calamity is the food recycling bags don't fit in the little caddy. Fixing the roads might be a stretch too far for them!!
I should think the last thing CBC wants is the job of filling in potholes and I'm surprised Sir Bob didn't ask his friends there before making such an absurd suggestion which would cost Colchester people millions in extra council tax. But I totally disagree with you on the food waste bags - they fit perfectly over the green boxes and I can't see anything wrong with the black ones either.
[quote][p][bold]jim_bo[/bold] wrote: Even the great Sir Bob is pushing for a unitary Authority so we look after the roads. Not much hope for is though if CBC they can't even get the black bags right. The latest calamity is the food recycling bags don't fit in the little caddy. Fixing the roads might be a stretch too far for them!![/p][/quote]I should think the last thing CBC wants is the job of filling in potholes and I'm surprised Sir Bob didn't ask his friends there before making such an absurd suggestion which would cost Colchester people millions in extra council tax. But I totally disagree with you on the food waste bags - they fit perfectly over the green boxes and I can't see anything wrong with the black ones either. Reginald47
  • Score: -1

6:01pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Reginald47 says...

Derek Drew wrote:
Reporting these hazards is like hissing in the wind! Councillors doorstep in search of votes at this time of year and shrug off the real problems that greet them. In the case of potholes, of course, it's not us, guv, it's the county council. Tough! Since when has local government has been a platform for the bean-counters who decide a) It's far too big a problem to tackle in these difficult times and b) It's not cost-effective Here is a clear and present danger. If this were France, residents would have taken to the streets.
It is the County's responsibility and that's a fact, so what's your point?
[quote][p][bold]Derek Drew[/bold] wrote: Reporting these hazards is like hissing in the wind! Councillors doorstep in search of votes at this time of year and shrug off the real problems that greet them. In the case of potholes, of course, it's not us, guv, it's the county council. Tough! Since when has local government has been a platform for the bean-counters who decide a) It's far too big a problem to tackle in these difficult times and b) It's not cost-effective Here is a clear and present danger. If this were France, residents would have taken to the streets.[/p][/quote]It is the County's responsibility and that's a fact, so what's your point? Reginald47
  • Score: 2

6:04pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Reginald47 says...

William George wrote:
Boris wrote: Chris Ransom is a very reasonable person and his comments are to be taken seriously. He reported the potholes to our county councillor, who has achieved nothing, apart from get her picture in the paper, pointing at potholes. She belongs to the ruling Tory group on ECC but this counts for nothing. The previous county councillor, also Tory, lives just off Oxford Road and likewise achieved nothing. As colcestrian says, it is time for ECC to alter the rules, so that whenever a pothole is filled, all other potholes in the vicinity are also filled.
When the Colchester Borough Council were once getting excited with their desired fantasy to make Colchester a City instead of a Town. How would they have found themselves capable to manage the roads maintenance repairs then, when they are not managing to show capable of that when we are a Town.
It's got nothing to do with Colchester Borough Council, city or otherwise.
[quote][p][bold]William George[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: Chris Ransom is a very reasonable person and his comments are to be taken seriously. He reported the potholes to our county councillor, who has achieved nothing, apart from get her picture in the paper, pointing at potholes. She belongs to the ruling Tory group on ECC but this counts for nothing. The previous county councillor, also Tory, lives just off Oxford Road and likewise achieved nothing. As colcestrian says, it is time for ECC to alter the rules, so that whenever a pothole is filled, all other potholes in the vicinity are also filled.[/p][/quote]When the Colchester Borough Council were once getting excited with their desired fantasy to make Colchester a City instead of a Town. How would they have found themselves capable to manage the roads maintenance repairs then, when they are not managing to show capable of that when we are a Town.[/p][/quote]It's got nothing to do with Colchester Borough Council, city or otherwise. Reginald47
  • Score: 0

7:39pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Taj says...

colcestrian wrote:
Taj wrote:
Stop blaming Council workers and put the blame where it belongs ,it is the elected members who put the contractors in place and who negotiated the terms of the contract.
The County Council should also be chasing the contractors when shoddy repairs have been made and the Utilities when re instatements are not completed to an acceptable standard.
The contractors doing the work are actually ECC employees, that's why they only manage to repair 2 potholes a day and spend the rest of the time sitting in the trucks killing time until they go home, Its a nice easy job when you start work at 9.30, have 30 mins for breakfast, 1 hour for lunch and then finish for the day at 3 !!
There are very few workers employed on actual road maintenance by the local authority and there hasn't been for several years
Most of the contracts are held by one organisation who are making an awful lot of money at our expense. They took on a lot of the former council employees under a TUPE agreement and once that expired employed them on significantly worse terms and conditions.
When the local authority had control of the work just a few years ago a pothole would have been dealt with within days ,not years.
[quote][p][bold]colcestrian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Taj[/bold] wrote: Stop blaming Council workers and put the blame where it belongs ,it is the elected members who put the contractors in place and who negotiated the terms of the contract. The County Council should also be chasing the contractors when shoddy repairs have been made and the Utilities when re instatements are not completed to an acceptable standard.[/p][/quote]The contractors doing the work are actually ECC employees, that's why they only manage to repair 2 potholes a day and spend the rest of the time sitting in the trucks killing time until they go home, Its a nice easy job when you start work at 9.30, have 30 mins for breakfast, 1 hour for lunch and then finish for the day at 3 !![/p][/quote]There are very few workers employed on actual road maintenance by the local authority and there hasn't been for several years Most of the contracts are held by one organisation who are making an awful lot of money at our expense. They took on a lot of the former council employees under a TUPE agreement and once that expired employed them on significantly worse terms and conditions. When the local authority had control of the work just a few years ago a pothole would have been dealt with within days ,not years. Taj
  • Score: 5

8:50pm Tue 18 Mar 14

colcestrian says...

Taj wrote:
colcestrian wrote:
Taj wrote:
Stop blaming Council workers and put the blame where it belongs ,it is the elected members who put the contractors in place and who negotiated the terms of the contract.
The County Council should also be chasing the contractors when shoddy repairs have been made and the Utilities when re instatements are not completed to an acceptable standard.
The contractors doing the work are actually ECC employees, that's why they only manage to repair 2 potholes a day and spend the rest of the time sitting in the trucks killing time until they go home, Its a nice easy job when you start work at 9.30, have 30 mins for breakfast, 1 hour for lunch and then finish for the day at 3 !!
There are very few workers employed on actual road maintenance by the local authority and there hasn't been for several years
Most of the contracts are held by one organisation who are making an awful lot of money at our expense. They took on a lot of the former council employees under a TUPE agreement and once that expired employed them on significantly worse terms and conditions.
When the local authority had control of the work just a few years ago a pothole would have been dealt with within days ,not years.
So if they are not ECC employees, why are they driving round in lorries that are emblazoned with ECC Highways writing rather than say Joe Bloggs surfacing ?
[quote][p][bold]Taj[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]colcestrian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Taj[/bold] wrote: Stop blaming Council workers and put the blame where it belongs ,it is the elected members who put the contractors in place and who negotiated the terms of the contract. The County Council should also be chasing the contractors when shoddy repairs have been made and the Utilities when re instatements are not completed to an acceptable standard.[/p][/quote]The contractors doing the work are actually ECC employees, that's why they only manage to repair 2 potholes a day and spend the rest of the time sitting in the trucks killing time until they go home, Its a nice easy job when you start work at 9.30, have 30 mins for breakfast, 1 hour for lunch and then finish for the day at 3 !![/p][/quote]There are very few workers employed on actual road maintenance by the local authority and there hasn't been for several years Most of the contracts are held by one organisation who are making an awful lot of money at our expense. They took on a lot of the former council employees under a TUPE agreement and once that expired employed them on significantly worse terms and conditions. When the local authority had control of the work just a few years ago a pothole would have been dealt with within days ,not years.[/p][/quote]So if they are not ECC employees, why are they driving round in lorries that are emblazoned with ECC Highways writing rather than say Joe Bloggs surfacing ? colcestrian
  • Score: 3

9:02pm Tue 18 Mar 14

stevedawson says...

Reg47 l dont know wether you work for the council or what you do but really the problem is pot holes everywhere that need to be fixed.stick to the point and if you have any influence get something done otherwise in this instance just do one.
Reg47 l dont know wether you work for the council or what you do but really the problem is pot holes everywhere that need to be fixed.stick to the point and if you have any influence get something done otherwise in this instance just do one. stevedawson
  • Score: -2

10:15pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Reginald47 says...

stevedawson wrote:
Reg47 l dont know wether you work for the council or what you do but really the problem is pot holes everywhere that need to be fixed.stick to the point and if you have any influence get something done otherwise in this instance just do one.
The problem is potholes everywhere and I wish Essex would do something about it - especially in my street!
[quote][p][bold]stevedawson[/bold] wrote: Reg47 l dont know wether you work for the council or what you do but really the problem is pot holes everywhere that need to be fixed.stick to the point and if you have any influence get something done otherwise in this instance just do one.[/p][/quote]The problem is potholes everywhere and I wish Essex would do something about it - especially in my street! Reginald47
  • Score: 3

10:16pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Boris says...

As catflap has said, use this website:
http://www.fixmystre
et.com/
It is very easy to use and youy can tell immediately whether a pothole has already been reported in your neighbourhood. Only -problem is that you need to know the post code for the street in question. I was surprised to find that, of 3 large potholes within 200 metres of my house, two had been reported, and the other one not. So I reported it.
I hope this will prove more effective than us bleating on here about it.
As catflap has said, use this website: http://www.fixmystre et.com/ It is very easy to use and youy can tell immediately whether a pothole has already been reported in your neighbourhood. Only -problem is that you need to know the post code for the street in question. I was surprised to find that, of 3 large potholes within 200 metres of my house, two had been reported, and the other one not. So I reported it. I hope this will prove more effective than us bleating on here about it. Boris
  • Score: 5

11:24am Wed 19 Mar 14

Red Tape 2 says...

Or directly to ECC at https://secureweb1.e
ssexcc.gov.uk/Highwa
ys/Report-a-highway-
problem.aspx

However reporting it is one thing - both methods rely on them actually doing anything about it!
Or directly to ECC at https://secureweb1.e ssexcc.gov.uk/Highwa ys/Report-a-highway- problem.aspx However reporting it is one thing - both methods rely on them actually doing anything about it! Red Tape 2
  • Score: 2

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