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People power plan to patch up potholes
1:00pm Friday 1st March 2013 in News
DANGEROUS pot-holed roads in Jaywick have been patched up - thanks to people power.
The roads are unadopted, which means they are not maintained by highways authority Essex County Council.
But ward councillors Dan Casey and Nick Brown secured 400 tonnes of gravel from County Hall and Tendring Council to help make temporary repairs.
A band of volunteers rolled up their sleeves to carry out the work.
Mr Brown said the bad winter weather had made road conditions even worse in the already pot-holed roads.
“It is a sad fact that emergency funding is no longer in place due to Tendring Council’s reduced Government budget," he said.
“The area predominately has unadopted roads which are urgently in need of attention.
“Following this winter’s bad weather we needed repairs urgently to ensure emergency services can access the roads.”
Repairs have already been carried out in Standard Avenue, Triumph Avenue and Singer Avenue.
“Additional roads will be repaired as volunteers come forward,” said Mr Brown.