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 or by calling 0845 603 7631.

Full reaction in Thursday's Gazette.