A RESIDENT of a pothole-strewn road is calling for urgent repairs.

Steve Tasker, of Valley Road, Wivenhoe, says the street has been damaged by lorries servicing the Cook’s Shipyard development.

But despite construction firm Taylor Wimpey putting up £5,000 to restore the road, Mr Tasker says it is not enough to do full repairs.

An Essex County Council spokesman said: "Essex Highways does recognise there has been some damage to the main access roads used for the development. The developer contribution has been used against urgent repairs on Bowes and Valley Roads, and urther repairs to these roads will be picked up as part of the Highways Service on-going maintenance programme of works."