Potholes in Eight Acre Lane, Colchester, still not repaired one year on

Gazette: Dawn Gray Dawn Gray

A WOMAN is still waiting for potholes outside her home to be repaired – a year after reporting them.

Dawn Gray, 37, said the large number of craters in Eight Acre Lane, Berechurch, Colchester, was “dangerous”.

Themother-of-three, who has lived in the property more than five years, reported the problem to the Ministry of Defence on numerous occasions in the past year.

She has been told the stretch of lane is the MoD’s responsibility.

The Gazette featured a story on the potholes in March last year.

However, the road has still not been repaired.

Ms Gray said: “No-one has listened. No-one is doing anything about it. It has been a year now.

“Somebody is going to have a serious accident soon.”

Ms Gray said she can count eight potholes from her front door and claimed they were getting worse.

She said: “They are dangerous.

They are not just normal little holes. They are quite deep.

“There were two in one area, but they have formed into one now that is really deep.

“We don’t use that stretch of road if we don’t have to, we go the other way.

“Stones keep hitting our door when cars drive through the holes.”

A spokesman for the MoD said: “Responsibility for roads serving Colchester Garrison is divided between the Ministry of Defence and a private company.

The MoD is satisfied all roads it has responsibility for in this area are in good condition.”

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4:09pm Sun 19 Jan 14

pson123@hotmail.co.uk says...

I have a pothole in our road Hurrell Down which is an accident waiting to happen. I reported it in October without success, and contacted my local councillor but to date the pothole remains. Someone will have an accident sooner or later, but the council appear not to worry about it. What is the point of residents being vigilant if nothing is done.
I have a pothole in our road Hurrell Down which is an accident waiting to happen. I reported it in October without success, and contacted my local councillor but to date the pothole remains. Someone will have an accident sooner or later, but the council appear not to worry about it. What is the point of residents being vigilant if nothing is done. pson123@hotmail.co.uk
  • Score: 8

7:38pm Sun 19 Jan 14

stevedawson says...

The threat of loss of job and pension might just get these useless individuals on the ecc of their fat backsides and do the work they are paid for.most areas of the county now have serious road surface problems.
The threat of loss of job and pension might just get these useless individuals on the ecc of their fat backsides and do the work they are paid for.most areas of the county now have serious road surface problems. stevedawson
  • Score: 5

7:44pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Mind your own business says...

If the pot holes up set you that much stop paying your road tax
If the pot holes up set you that much stop paying your road tax Mind your own business
  • Score: -12

10:42pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Hamiltonandy says...

Quote "The MoD is satisfied all roads it has responsibility for in this area are in good condition.”!!!!!
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We had the same problem in Acland Avenue despite our local councillor emailing and phoning ECC highways. In the end only the letters to the press and a resident starting to fill the holes with concrete got results. Council staff turned up within days to dig up large areas and replace. They do not like anyone else touching their roads but otherwise will happily ignore all pothole reports.
Quote "The MoD is satisfied all roads it has responsibility for in this area are in good condition.”!!!!! . We had the same problem in Acland Avenue despite our local councillor emailing and phoning ECC highways. In the end only the letters to the press and a resident starting to fill the holes with concrete got results. Council staff turned up within days to dig up large areas and replace. They do not like anyone else touching their roads but otherwise will happily ignore all pothole reports. Hamiltonandy
  • Score: 3

10:53pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Reginald47 says...

pson123@hotmail.co.u
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wrote:
I have a pothole in our road Hurrell Down which is an accident waiting to happen. I reported it in October without success, and contacted my local councillor but to date the pothole remains. Someone will have an accident sooner or later, but the council appear not to worry about it. What is the point of residents being vigilant if nothing is done.
Your local councillor can only report it to Essex County Council and your local council have to wait for them to do it too.
[quote][p][bold]pson123@hotmail.co.u k[/bold] wrote: I have a pothole in our road Hurrell Down which is an accident waiting to happen. I reported it in October without success, and contacted my local councillor but to date the pothole remains. Someone will have an accident sooner or later, but the council appear not to worry about it. What is the point of residents being vigilant if nothing is done.[/p][/quote]Your local councillor can only report it to Essex County Council and your local council have to wait for them to do it too. Reginald47
  • Score: 0

9:19am Mon 20 Jan 14

Colchester Castle says...

Mind your own business wrote:
If the pot holes up set you that much stop paying your road tax
Another useless pearl of wisdom.............
[quote][p][bold]Mind your own business[/bold] wrote: If the pot holes up set you that much stop paying your road tax[/p][/quote]Another useless pearl of wisdom............. Colchester Castle
  • Score: 6

9:19am Mon 20 Jan 14

Colchester Castle says...

Mind your own business wrote:
If the pot holes up set you that much stop paying your road tax
Another useless pearl of wisdom.............
[quote][p][bold]Mind your own business[/bold] wrote: If the pot holes up set you that much stop paying your road tax[/p][/quote]Another useless pearl of wisdom............. Colchester Castle
  • Score: 4

10:43am Mon 20 Jan 14

Mind your own business says...

Colchester Castle wrote:
Mind your own business wrote:
If the pot holes up set you that much stop paying your road tax
Another useless pearl of wisdom.............
The only pears you have are around you neck.
[quote][p][bold]Colchester Castle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mind your own business[/bold] wrote: If the pot holes up set you that much stop paying your road tax[/p][/quote]Another useless pearl of wisdom.............[/p][/quote]The only pears you have are around you neck. Mind your own business
  • Score: -5

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