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Essex Parish Council doesn't want potholes fixed

An Essex Parish Council wants to leave its roads marked with cracks and potholes unrepaired, in what it calls a "natural traffic calming measure".

Parish councillors of Navestock say there is no need to go through the costly and time-consuming process of approaching the county council to repair the roads because "it just allows people to drive faster."

Many people in the village have expressed their concerns that the uneven roads could result in more accidents for cyclists and motorbike riders.

Norman Hulme, Essex county council’s member for highways and transportation said: "The vast majority of Essex residents want to travel on safer, smoother roads.

"Regrettably, in this instance, we will have to take the opposite view to the parish council. We will be making arrangements to fill these potholes as soon as possible."

Luke Madden

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