Potholes in Clacton  

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Sal
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15/02/2018 11:20 am  

Who can we write to regarding the serious state of the roads in Clacton? At the junction of Vista Road and Skelmersdale there is a hole deep enough to break your ankle in, let alone a bike or car tyre sinking. Same with the bridge over Oxford Road, under that are some serious holes. Are the council going to wait until someone is killed before they do anything about it?

Two days ago I took a drive down Boley Drive ( I normally avoid this road because of the potholes ). It was refreshing to see that although the potholes are still there, they are nowhere near as bad as the rest of Clacton.


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Josie B
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15/02/2018 2:59 pm  

Essex County Highways are responsible for potholes. You can report them online through their website.


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16/02/2018 8:33 am  

How about the one at the roundabout at the Three Jays, had an orange mark around  it for weeks, think this means they are monitoring it!!! Also the one by the Clacton Golf Club, again being monitored. As for the road from wash Lane , Old Road up to Morrisons, a disgrace. But the council seem to repair side roads.

Perhaps they are using the potholes as speed controls?

 

 


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Sal
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16/02/2018 8:36 am  

Tempting to plant things in them isn't it? ? 

The marks around them are meant to show they are pending repairs, although some have been marked for well over a year now, and the paint has even faded.


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Viv S
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16/02/2018 1:49 pm  
Posted by: Josie B

Essex County Highways are responsible for potholes. You can report them online through their website.

Vague recollection that Cllr Colin Sargeant wanted to be informed, possibly info on Essex Councillors web pages or he can be emailed direct I think


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Viv S
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16/02/2018 1:51 pm  
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Tempting to plant things in them isn't it? ? 

The marks around them are meant to show they are pending repairs, although some have been marked for well over a year now, and the paint has even faded.

Welcome Sal.  Do I remember you correctly from Streetlife with rescue chickens...... How are they doing?


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Sal
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16/02/2018 3:59 pm  

They are doing AMAZING. I got three initially in the October 2016, followed by two more in May 2017, and one last edition, a Rhode Island Red just before Christmas. We now have a newer Chicken run, and they have use of a shed too. Loving them to bits, all individual little characters too. Not sure if we can add photos here or not, maybe someone can advise? Thanks for asking about them!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/187440181768951/

They have their own Facebook group too!


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Viv S
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16/02/2018 4:27 pm  

Yes the link works and wow they look brilliant, you must have the knack!


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18/02/2018 7:52 pm  

Potholes are moving also In "My Jaywick"....Ok, not many of you drive along Brooklands seafront road, it being the road our fantastic bus route runs along but that in itself is also harming the road surface, as over the last few months, we have seen the ever growing menace of potholes opening up along its length... So, legalities.. Who owns/ is responsible for brooklands road surface? .... Its not an easy question to answer, and its current now badly worn road surface was paid for (so I believe) by ECC & TDC as the bus service operators got so mad at the damage being caused to buses they spoke of refusing to route there buses along it "At that time"

Interestingly the road surface was not of tarmac but a 2 piece epoxy type road surface that was mixed at point of laying all by one machine and its road crews, with householders being issued with warnings of NOT to drive on it for 48 hours allowing it to set, but one brand new ford Disabled car was driven out of there turning and westwards stopping not much further with all four tyres looking like candy floss....LOL.. the tyres needed changing..lol

One wonders If & when a new game of Mexican Stand Off will be played again as we feel the busses and HGV`s trundle over the potholes with bungalow rattling noises marking just gone 7AM when it all begins till late night.

 

would take far too long to explain why we retired 10 years early and moved here,
but never regretted doing either.


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