Campaign to get Braintree moving and tackle road congestion

Galleys Corner in Braintree

Galleys Corner in Braintree

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A pilot has launched a campaign to unclog Braintree’s congestion after he became fed up of sitting in traffic jams every day.

Adrian Kinsley, 28, of Clay Pits, Braintree, has written to MP Brooks Newmark and Essex County Council’s Highways Agency in a bid to improve traffic flow in the town centre.

The aircraft pilot for Ryanair has also set up a Get Braintree Moving Facebook page in the hopes that a huge following will force the county council to improve the town’s infrastructure.

He said: “I decided to start a campaign because the 9am to 5pm traffic through Braintree day in, day out is just a nightmare.

“I am just fed up with it - most of the town is constantly gridlocked."

* See this week's Times for full story.

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6:29pm Sat 26 Jul 14

/@|_|@\ says...

Now there's the sort of spirit I'm on about!
Now there's the sort of spirit I'm on about! /@|_|@\
  • Score: 3

7:55am Mon 28 Jul 14

UsernameTaken1955 says...

"Written to MP Brooks Newark". Good luck with that one. That POS has never done a thing for his constituency .
"Written to MP Brooks Newark". Good luck with that one. That POS has never done a thing for his constituency . UsernameTaken1955
  • Score: 5

5:41pm Mon 28 Jul 14

/@|_|@\ says...

Hmmm. Even though he is a yank, I might disagree with you on that one, UsernameTaken1955.
Hmmm. Even though he is a yank, I might disagree with you on that one, UsernameTaken1955. /@|_|@\
  • Score: -2

8:08pm Mon 28 Jul 14

R Souls says...

The councillors should refuse to allow the development of any large schemes in the Braintree area until the roads are improved. There are too many people for the roads. It is obvious. And it is not going to get any better.
The councillors should refuse to allow the development of any large schemes in the Braintree area until the roads are improved. There are too many people for the roads. It is obvious. And it is not going to get any better. R Souls
  • Score: 1

8:31am Tue 29 Jul 14

Bhudeeka says...

there is only one obvious solution - stop all new builds!
there is only one obvious solution - stop all new builds! Bhudeeka
  • Score: -4

3:18pm Tue 29 Jul 14

/@|_|@\ says...

Christ on a bike! Look who showed up in making comments on Braintree now! Stretching your wings, love, and seeing a bit more of the world?

Can't stop new building -- Mr. Souls has a reasonable slant on the thing though: the need for more and better infrastructure is obvious. So, "the councillors" should refuse new development: who do the councillors work for? And to whom do they report? And how do they maintain their tenure in office? I think THERE'S where you need to focus.
Christ on a bike! Look who showed up in making comments on Braintree now! Stretching your wings, love, and seeing a bit more of the world? Can't stop new building -- Mr. Souls has a reasonable slant on the thing though: the need for more and better infrastructure is obvious. So, "the councillors" should refuse new development: who do the councillors work for? And to whom do they report? And how do they maintain their tenure in office? I think THERE'S where you need to focus. /@|_|@\
  • Score: 2

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