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No action on pot hole reported 'hundreds of times'
8:00am Wednesday 20th March 2013 in News
A CAMPAIGNER wants to rid the roads of pot holes after spending months reporting the same problem.
James Abbott claims a pot hole in Broadway, Silver End, has been reported hundreds of times and is now 1.5m wide and up to 15cm deep.
He also claimed the hole is double the limit, set by highways authority Essex County Council in its road strategy document.
Any pot hole 75mm deep, is categorised as category one and must be repaired one working day after inspection.
“Clearly this means the council’s own criteria just aren’t working,” Mr Abbott, a Braintree district councillor for Bradwell, Silver End and Rivenhall, said.
“It has been reported hundreds of times and yet nothing has been done - we are not being listened to.”
He added: “Vehicles are moving into the centre of the road to avoid it and it could easily cause serious injury if a cyclist or motorcyclist went into it.”
An Essex County Council spokesman said: “We are aware of a number of road defects in this location.
“A highways Inspector will be carrying out an additional assessment of this area prior to the end of the week to look into this particular road defect and what potential repairs need to be carried out.
“We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this.”