Wednesday, 7 June 2017

One Word: Bollards!

In December, Highways restored the pavement outside Trafford House, in Station Way, Basildon and issued 50 tickets to drivers parked there.
But now about 60 pavement slabs are broken and loose because residents from Trafford House and other drivers have been mounting the pavement to get close to Basildon Train Station.
Time to issue 50 more?
When our reporter attended the scene a Trafford House resident, who did not want to be named, said “parking there was his only option” and he had “never received a ticket.”
OK, 100 more!
A spokesperson for Essex Highways said: “Our engineers have previously carried temporary repairs but motorists continue to mount the pavement to access private land.
We are considering the best permanent solutions to the issue, and this may include enforcement action.”
I'd have thought the answer was staring you in the face?


Tim Newman said...

Our engineers...

Is that what we're calling them, is it?

Lord T said...

How poor is the construction if the paving stones are already lose from cars after six months? May even be damage frompedestrians if it is that poor.

My thoughts are why don't they lower the edge so people can drive onto the private land without hitting a kerb? Only joking, we know is they want to discourage it so they can get more cash but incentives matter and people will simply mount the kerb.

Solution: lower the kerb and get the contractor to do so for free for the shoddy workmanship from the last time.

JuliaM said...

"Is that what we're calling them, is it?"

Everyone on the council has a fancy title...

"How poor is the construction if the paving stones are already lose from cars after six months?"

About as good as the road 'repairs' in my area (filling a pothole with asphalt every now and then), I suspect.