September 17th, 2013 |
Closure In Beeches Road For 12 Weeks?!
The following notice is due to appear in the Castle Point, Rayleigh and Rochford Standard on the 26 September 2013.
The Essex County Council (Beeches Bridge, Beeches Road, Rawreth) (Temporary Prohibition of Traffic) Order 2013
Notice is hereby given that the Essex County Council intends, not less than seven days from the date of this notice, to make the above Order under section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.
Effect of the order: To temporarily close that length of Beeches Bridge, Beeches Road, Rawreth in the District of Rochford, for a distance of approximately 70 metres either side of Beeches Bridge.
The closure is scheduled to commence on 5 October 2013 for 12 weeks or where appropriate signs are showing and weather permitting.
The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while re-decking work to Beeches Bridge is undertaken.
The alternative route will be via Beeches Road – Rawreth Lane – Hullbridge Road – Watery Lane and vice versa.
Access for pedestrians will be maintained at all times during the closure. There will also be access to the sewage treatment works from the west side of Beeches Road.
The Order will come into effect on 5 October 2013 and may continue in force for 18 months or until the works have been completed, whichever is the earlier.
Dated: 26 September 2013
We know that Rawreth Parish Council are EXTREMELY concerned about this and are asking if help can be given to the local businesses there. We very much share their concerns. The parish council know that local businesses have already suffered as a result of the prolonged road closure earlier in the year due to flooding. They have pointed out that many of the local, smaller, family owned businesses rely on passing trade generated through people using Watery Lane and Beeches Road and are now faced with another three month closure, meaning that for six months out of the last year they have had no passing trade and will suffer substantial losses.