Essex County Council Cuts Highways Budget In Half




Essex County Council cuts the highways budget in half in their latest budget agreed by a meeting of the full council last week.

The Essex Liberal Demcrat group had proposed a budget amendment that would have given an additional £21.6 million to be invested in:

  • Road/pavement maintenance (including keeping the Highway Ranger service) and other vital infrastructure
  • Mental health and social care of young people
  • Supporting people with the cost of living crisis
  • More help for families and older people

With the our highways and footpaths now in a state of ‘managed decline’, the future looks bleak under the Conservative administration at Essex County Council.

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