Witham Northern Councillor, Ross Playle, has welcomed the rollout of Essex County Council’s Member-led Pothole scheme to eradicate highway defects across the Braintree District.
Under the programme, each of the eight County Councillors within the Braintree District have been given 36 potholes they can put forward to be filled by Essex Highways, including those which might not ordinarily meet the usual criteria but still cause a nuisance to road users.
Councillors were asked to put forward nominations in two tranches to help aid a quicker rollout, with the first batch already under repair. Cllr Playle put forward a full allocation of potholes in his area including the Grove roundabout in Witham, Boars Tye Road in Silver End, Church Road in Rivenhall and Vicarage Avenue in White Notley, to name just a few.
County Councillors have until 14th November 2022 to each submit their second list of 18 potholes to be filled. Cllr Ross Playle is encouraging residents to get in touch with their local Essex representative to put forward suggestions of potholes in their area requiring attention.
Commenting, Cllr Ross Playle, said:
“It is great to see the first of the 18 potholes I put forward as part of Essex County Council’s Member-led Pothole Scheme begin to be filled.
“This has included the pothole on the Grove roundabout in Witham which was probably public enemy number one on my list, and so I’m pleased to see it is no more.
“Over the coming weeks, I’ve had notifications to say many of the other potholes I put forward will be repaired too.
“I’m very grateful to my residents in Witham Northern who have been in touch to make suggestions and I would encourage everyone to do the same ahead of the deadline for the second tranche.”