Peter Eastern over OpenStreetMap data - Map image + Dartford River Crossing Study into Capacity Requirement - Appendices

New Lower Thames Crossing Announced

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 admin 0

From the BBC website: The £6bn project will link the M25, near North Ockendon, Essex, with the A2 near Shorne, Kent, passing through greenbelt land. The transport secretary said it would create more than 6,000 jobs and boost the economy by more than £8bn. Adam Holloway, Gravesham’s Conservative MP, said […]

Peter Eastern over OpenStreetMap data - Map image + Dartford River Crossing Study into Capacity Requirement - Appendices

Lower Thames Crossing Announcement Tomorrow

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 admin 1

We understand that an announcement on the location of the new “Lower Thames Crossing” will be made tomorrow (Friday), and that it will be a bored tunnel rather than a bridge…

The Future Of Fairglen

Saturday, February 4, 2017 admin 1

As the Echo reports here,  the County Council has plans to improve the important Fairglen junction , where the A127 meets the A130. However they haven’t announced exactly what plans they have – they will be making an announcement to coincide with some consultation sessions. The County Council website explains […]

Finally Fixed…

Sunday, September 25, 2016 admin 0

About 17 months ago we spotted a cracked cover in the pavement in Downhall Park Way (opposite Canterbury Close). It was quite a serious trip hazard – we reported it to County Highways and they acknowledged receipt on May 4th 2015. (and we chased it later). County Highways have finally […]

Big Budget Meeting Next Week.

Thursday, February 4, 2016 admin 1

The District Council has a big budget next Tuesday 9th February, at 7:30. We received the agenda today, so there’s a lot of reading to do, and we will write in more detail later. But two things immediately stand out in the proposals from the Conservative administration: District Council Tax […]

A Thought-Provoking Point Of View On Pedestrian Crossings

Saturday, January 16, 2016 admin 0

The video below explains why pedestrian crossings may not always make you safer. The question is, though, is US data valid for our country? And how would you help blind or partially sighted people without crossings?   Hat-tip: Mark Pack

The Salting Routes

Friday, January 15, 2016 admin 4

For those interested, here are some maps showing the salting routes that the County Council vehicles work on….

Watch The Gritters Online

Thursday, January 14, 2016 admin 1

Look at this interactive County Council map here. Salting routes The salting routes are shown as a red line on the map and you can see our fleet of vehicles in their current location, as they travel around the county. We have a total of 59 routes this year. 62 […]

Cllr Steptoe’s Decisions On Council Car Parks

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 admin 7

Mike Steptoe is the affable Tory councillor for Barling and Sutton, and is the cabinet member for “Enterprise”. Which means he’s the person who makes decisions about whether to have free car parking in council car parks at Xmas, and whether to charge the NHS for using car parking spaces […]

Yellow Dot, Orange Dot

Thursday, October 22, 2015 admin 0

We were asked by a resident recently to get a badly blocked drain sorted out in Hullbridge Road , Rayleigh. We were then asked why there was a yellow dot and an orange dot painted next to it – and a yellow dot on the other side of the road. […]

The Highways Secret

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 admin 2

Last month we noticed the following story from Hertfordshire: MASSIVE PERFORMANCE FINES FOR HERTFORDSHIRE’S HIGHWAYS CONTRACTOR Herts County Council’s main Highways contractor, Ringway has been fined 671,546 over the last two full financial years for failing to do the work it was paid for. In figures exposed by Liberal Democrat […]