onlineFOCUS – News and Stuff For Rochford District since 2003

 

July 22nd, 2012 |

Is YOUR Road on the List?

The County Council website states that:

…..We are investing an additional £11 million into repairing as many potholes as possible. We are committed to delivering frontline services and putting our customers first, which is why we are making this significant commitment to improving our road network.
The work will take place throughout the summer and finish in May 2013. During the summer months we will be repairing the outstanding potholes and from November onwards we will be treating some of the road network to ensure that fewer potholes develop in the future….
….In order to fix as many potholes as possible, we will be using a process called Jet Patcher which is a high pressure patching system. This allows repairs to be carried out quickly and reduces disruption to traffic. However, this system is not suitable for all potholes, so sometimes we will need to return to a road to repair a pothole with more traditional methods.

This is good news. But it’s a monster task… just look at the list of roads they have listed for repair in Rochford District. It just goes on and on and on…


12 Responses to “Is YOUR Road on the List?”

  1. 1
    Hardwick Holes « onlineFOCUS – News and Stuff For Rochford District:

    [...] Close is at least on the list to be [...]

  2. 2
    Chris Black:

    We were astonished to see that Grange Gardens wasn’t included on this list – our colleague Chris Lumley raised this with County Highways months ago. However after a bit of discussion we’ve managed to get it added on to the list.

  3. 3
    Sean:

    Just had a random look at the Essex County Council pages that list the roads accepted for repairs and the status of the repair, and noticed that so far not one road has been fully repaired. There are a large number of ‘partially completed’ repairs in the Chelmsford and Colchester areas (where it appears from the live map the Jet Patching vehicles are currently stationed). Does this mean that the Jet Patchers are not able to completely repair potholes?

  4. 4
    Another Pothole Complaint « onlineFOCUS – News and Stuff For Rochford District:

    [...] Trinity Road is on the list of roads to be repaired. [...]

  5. 5
    James Christmas:

    what? Love Lane Rayleigh should be done as well!

  6. 6
    admin:

    Love Lane is on the list. (between Louise Road and Lower Lambricks)

  7. 7
    mo didley:

    Fountain Lane, Hockley is in a terrible state and has been for years depite regular heavy traffic and many complaints and yet is not even on the list. How about Council? Don’t we pay our dues down here?

  8. 8
    Andy Rustman:

    Surely The Approach and Lansdowne Road in Rayleigh should be on this list – both are very heavily used and full of potholes!

  9. 9
    Peter BIllings:

    I live in Rayleigh, and have raised an issue in relation to Hatfield Road, as the hole is so big, that the local buses have to full in and out of the holes, whcih then causes a vibration that rock all the houses around it.

    All I keep getting is that its been assesed and its major, but it been passed to the contractors to fix, no time limit. Its a disgrace

  10. 10
    Chris Black:

    This sort of situation is indeed a disgrace. Peter, do you have a county council reference number for this?

  11. 11
    Sandra Isaacs:

    What about Weir Gardens ,Roach Avenue I have complained many years ago to no avail, also been promised yellow line at the end of Hardwick Close by Mrs Mavis Webster 4yrs ago but this. Has not happened…

  12. 12
    Jason Richer:

    I notice that Purleigh road was on the list of roads to be fixed by May 2013. In September 2013 it is in a worse state. Where is our council tax being spent?

Leave a Reply


− two = 1

You can add images to your comment by clicking here.

Choose the layout you want to see

July 2014
M T W T F S S
« Jun    
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031  

Who We Are

We are Liberal Democrat councillors and campaigners in Rochford District.
We want to improve local decision-making and we see onlineFOCUS as a good way of keep residents informed and involved.
Please click here to email us .

viewfrommount

Comments Policy

We welcome your comments, they are very important to us. However please note:
* We may not necessarily agree with the comments made by our readers
* We ask everyone to treat people with respect when making a comment. No personal abuse please.



Daily Reporting by Chris Black

With support from:
Ron Oatham Ron Oatham Bruce Smart Bruce Smart Chris Stanley Chris Stanley

Latest Comments

  • Christine Paine: I think the 5% is a very easy target, the hard bit is getting people interested in turning out for...
  • Jim Cripps: It is possible Chris – the RAG effort last summer got over 5000 in just 3 weeks.
  • admin: Oh yes. In the days of facebook, it’s an easy target. But then you have to campaign in the referendum....
  • Jim Cripps: Chris a Facebook appeal is the way get you 5% ( of what ?) – whole of RDC area or say Your Rawreth...
  • Jim Cripps: Oz , he has been told by the Whip not to engage with the peasants any more.
  • admin: Looking at the Fylde website, it seems you need 5% of the electorate to sign a specifically worded petition....
  • A.Matthews: Have not had last two copies of Rochford Matters .Was receiving it by post for a couple of issues . I...
  • The Mighty Oz: It does not seem that long ago that Clr Seagers was very active on this site but has gone very quiet...
  • Christine Paine: I find Q2 interesting, mainly because, once again, there is no sign of Rochford District Matters...
  • Christine Paine: I was looking on line for information about this cabinet system, when it came in etc. and I came...
  • Jim Cripps: All the usual Whip compliant suspects then , wonder why ……& #8230;…&# 8230;…?.
  • Anon1: I would like to see a return to the old proper democratic way of about 13 yrs ago when you had a very good...
  • Anon1: Hello Chris I think the most important part of this to think on is that when the Conservatives lose seats in...
  • Chris Black: Gary @3 . I’ve been taken advice from Lib Dems elsewhere in the UK and am now studying...
  • A.Matthews: Junta thats the word I was struggling to find this morning ,lost for words .I can see you are not happy...
  • Gary: If they try to pass this through shouldn’t the non conservative cllrs request a public referendum /...
  • Jim Cripps: The Junta form of decision making is already firmly in place – the answer to my question that I...
  • A.Matthews: Absolutely right Christine fully aware of the site and it’s problems .
  • Tom: Totally agree with Oz. Flipping so something about antisocial behaviour! So, STILL no progress on fixing the...
  • Christine Paine: So basically anyone in a ward without a Tory councillor is now effectively disenfranchised and...
  • Christine Paine: Oz, the parent posse are already after me, there is no other point of view than theirs! A. Matthews...
  • A.Matthews: It was admitted that Council pitches were in a very poor state at the meeting .It is one of the reasons...
  • The Mighty Oz: Collins, you should know by now that we live in a country whereby Kids rule, anything they want must...
  • John: Bruce Smart will be able to answer this question and investigate further. Over the past couple of weeks there...

Recent Posts


Lib Dem logo
Legal Statement for the purposes of complying with electoral law: This website is published and promoted by by Bruce Smart at 12 Ferndale Road, Rayleigh, on behalf of Liberal Democrat Candidates all at 12 Ferndale Road, Rayleigh The technology and hosting used for this website is provided by 1&1 Internet Limited, The Nova Building, Herschel Street Slough SL1 1XS

Technical Help : Graham Osborn

Posts with Most Comments

Categories

Categories

Asda or Makro Council Budget Crime & Policing District Core Strategy District Wide Elections Essex & East Future Housing Green Belt Highways & Parking History and Culture Hockley Hullbridge Leisure and Sport Liberal Democrats Local Democracy Local Facilities National Politics No Category Planning Applications Rawreth Rayleigh Rochford Web Stuff

The Core Strategy

This is the official master document for planning policy in our district! To download it, click here click here. (2.5mb)

Planning Applications…

If you want information on a particular planning application, you can find it on the District Council website here.

If you want to know what new planning applications have been submitted this week, click here.

Reporting A Problem

If you want to report a problem, you can email Lib Dems councillors by clicking here.
There's also an independent website called FixMyStreet. It's very good for reporting minor street problems like holes in the road, grafitti or failed streetlights. You can find FixMyStreet here.

The Roads That Need Repairing


The County Council admitted in July that over 200 roads in our district need repairing! They say they will fix them by May 2013. Click here to see the list.

Essex Political Blogs

History

Lib Dem Websites

Local Council Websites

Local Info

Non-Political Stuff

Other Lib Dem Blogs

Planning Issues

Join Your Local Team

If you read onlineFOCUS for a while you can see the kind of things we are trying to achieve locally. Maybe you would like to help us?


If you fancy helping us deliver leaflets, or actively campaigning for us at election time, or simply just helping behind the scenes with paperwork, please contact the onlineFOCUS team here.

“Rayleigh was the birthplace of Britain’s first surviving quintuplets, but that’s just one of its many claims to fame”

When the Olympic Torch came to Rayleigh, Chris Black wrote about the town in the Guardian - read it here

Join the National Team

If you would like email updates on what the Lib Dems are doing nationally, click here.
If you would like to join the Lib Dems click here.

Meta