Essex County Council please Fix It like you promised

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Lets be honest there are bigger issues to get worked up over, however I raise this petition on a matter of principle, Essex County Council (ECC) have said they would do something and almost 2 years later they still haven't - enough is enough.

A pavement roughly 50 - 100 yards long outside the Thurstans Estate along Parsloe Road in Harlow is in dire need of repair. Approximately two years ago residents raised this with ECC and seemed to be getting nowhere. About a year ago I was approached and asked if I could do something about this. ECC came and inspected the pavement and agreed to put it on their repair list, works ref: CH2457351. However instead of repairing the path six months later they replace perfectly good access ramps over the road instead. Bonkers!

My colleague Cllr Churchill has also reported this issue ref: 2544330

I have even gone to Twitter to raise this issue, a man called Martin from ECC asked for my reference number and subsequently has gone quiet!

This path is the only one in and out of the Estate. A number of elderly and disabled residents have to bump down into the road because they cannot walk along or push their wheel chairs along the path. To make matters worse the VAS across the road installed to slow traffic along the road has been turned around and so no longer works. The VAS sign has been reported works ref: ECC 1533802. 18 months later and several visits by ECC highways & still the sign is not sorted. Residents have tried to speak with ECC but have been met with a wall of silence. They have issued a formal complaint about the lack of response ref: ECC1640721. Still no answer.

I have even tried to report this issue on the highways reporting page, the website won't even give me a reference number for the reported issue.

I know ECC has a vast number of roads and paths to repair and budgets are very tight, however the point here is that ECC have said they will repair the pathway, so come on Essex, when will you Fix It. I shouldn't have to set up an online petition over something you have already said you are going to do!

 



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