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Several dangerous trip hazards in the pavement, seemingly caused by heavy vehicles mounting the pavement

Reported in the Pavements/footpaths category by David Wyatt at 17:12, Tue 10 July 2018

Sent to Essex County Council 3 minutes later

The pavement in East Hanningfield Road is used by many residents who use the post box in the adjacent car park, go to and from the bus stop in Southend Road, walk their dogs down the bridle way opposite or use the United Reform Church on the opposite side of the road. There are several dangerous trip hazards in this short stretch of pavement (possibly caused by heavy vehicle mounting the pavement). The largest trip hazard is approximately 4ft by 3ft and 9 inches deep. The problems have existed for many months but have recently become much worse and more dangerous.

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  • To date (7/8/2018) the largest hole has temporarily been filled to reduce the risk pending a permanent repair. The raised sections are still there and spray marking has been added showing where a permanent repair will be made. Unfortunately the area contained within this marking does not extend to all of the damaged area.

    Posted by David Wyatt at 19:15, Tue 7 August 2018
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • The stretch of pavement that contained the worst trip hazards has been re-surfaced and now looks good and safe. Unfortunately the adjacent stretch contains additional trip hazards that the inspector did not deem worthwhile addressing whilst the workmen were on site. Presumably he feels that these can wait until they have deteriorated a little more and then plan another visit? Some people might think it would have been better and cheaper to fix both areas in a single visit.

    Posted by David Wyatt at 12:33, Sun 11 November 2018

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