We ‘ve written a lot about potholes – because there have been so many of them. And now we know why.
We hope our local Conservatives are embarrassed by the figures below. They darn well ought to be.
This is a league table of the money spent on pothole repairs by Essex County Council by district or borough over the last three financial years:
Chelmsford:- £ 2,710,000
Castle Point:- £ 978,000
Rochford:- £ 920,000
Harlow:- £ 767,000
A127:- £ 605,000
Total £7.888 million
The County Council probably isn’t spending enough money on pothole repair even in places like Braintree and Colchester. But it seems pretty clear that Rochford has been especially stitched up here. Look at the comparison with Colchester: