Campaign to force repairs at cracked and "dangerous" paving

Gazette: Campaign to force repairs at cracked and "dangerous" paving Campaign to force repairs at cracked and "dangerous" paving

CAMPAIGN has been launched to force repairs to a shoddy stretch of pavement.

Sir Bob Russell, Colchester MP, is leading calls to fix paving slabs outside the Magistrates’ Court in St Botolph’s Circus.

But Highways bosses said that although the pavement looked “unpleasant” they do not deem it a safety hazard.
 

Residents can report highways defects at www.essex.gov.uk or by calling 0845 603 7631.

Full reaction in Thursday's Gazette.

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1:39pm Wed 13 Feb 13

wellnow says...

Who the vandal destroying public property.will somebody call the police.where are they when you want them? I'm writing to my mp immediately.
Who the vandal destroying public property.will somebody call the police.where are they when you want them? I'm writing to my mp immediately. wellnow
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1:48pm Wed 13 Feb 13

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Why not choose your priorities Bob! This just happens to be the route, past the magistrates court, that Bob walks to his constituency office. Pity he's not more interested or pro-active about highlighting pedestrian safety in other areas of his constituency, particularly where he has repeatedly ignored residents concerns.
Why not choose your priorities Bob! This just happens to be the route, past the magistrates court, that Bob walks to his constituency office. Pity he's not more interested or pro-active about highlighting pedestrian safety in other areas of his constituency, particularly where he has repeatedly ignored residents concerns. Say It As It Is OK?
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2:25pm Wed 13 Feb 13

pbb1976 says...

This is actually VERY dangerous and I was just thinking as I walked back home that something should be done and wondered who I can contact.

How they say its 'not dangerous' is beyond me as random bits of slab are sticking up 2-3inches.

My pregnant partner has to walk that way each night and its a worry.

Hope something gets done.
This is actually VERY dangerous and I was just thinking as I walked back home that something should be done and wondered who I can contact. How they say its 'not dangerous' is beyond me as random bits of slab are sticking up 2-3inches. My pregnant partner has to walk that way each night and its a worry. Hope something gets done. pbb1976
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2:36pm Wed 13 Feb 13

Madcowmac says...

May be sir bob, should focus his attentions on more important issues around his constituency than cracked paving.
May be sir bob, should focus his attentions on more important issues around his constituency than cracked paving. Madcowmac
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2:44pm Wed 13 Feb 13

hughie-s says...

Take a walk around your constituency Bob, this is no different to dozens, if not hundreds, of other locations.
Take a walk around your constituency Bob, this is no different to dozens, if not hundreds, of other locations. hughie-s
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3:35pm Wed 13 Feb 13

Boris says...

Right back to Bob's early days as a councillor, broken paving slabs. Why doesn't he leave such matters to people still trying to make a name for themselves?
Right back to Bob's early days as a councillor, broken paving slabs. Why doesn't he leave such matters to people still trying to make a name for themselves? Boris
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10:09pm Wed 13 Feb 13

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Boris wrote:
Right back to Bob's early days as a councillor, broken paving slabs. Why doesn't he leave such matters to people still trying to make a name for themselves?
He is trying.....but it ain't working!
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: Right back to Bob's early days as a councillor, broken paving slabs. Why doesn't he leave such matters to people still trying to make a name for themselves?[/p][/quote]He is trying.....but it ain't working! Say It As It Is OK?
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11:28pm Wed 13 Feb 13

Dazza2009 says...

There are loads of paths in the borough that need sorting out.... Also loads of roads... Where is the money we pay in our council tax going??? Could it be cuts to the highways paying for the VAF????
There are loads of paths in the borough that need sorting out.... Also loads of roads... Where is the money we pay in our council tax going??? Could it be cuts to the highways paying for the VAF???? Dazza2009
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1:34pm Thu 14 Feb 13

Justice79 says...

We can't be frittering away money on repairing the pavement when there are people in Greenstead that need new fences.
We can't be frittering away money on repairing the pavement when there are people in Greenstead that need new fences. Justice79
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