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Lib Dems press Kevin Bentley to inform us of roadworks in our local area

June 22, 2019 1:06 PM

ROAD WORKSCllr Stephen Robinson (Chelmsford) questioned the Cabinet Member for Infrastructure on his commitment to ensuring that Members are informed when highways projects are to be undertaken in their Division.

Stephen says that there have been numerous incidents whereby roadworks have suddenly turned up in his Division without him having been informed and that local members need to be kept in the loop on these works, as they inconvenience residents.

Reply Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Infrastructure

'I thank the member for Chelmsford North for his question on highways communications.

We continue to improve the way in which we communicate our highways activity and I have talked at length before about recognising the role of elected County Councillors and their importance in the sharing of highways information with residents. To this end I have already asked officers to ensure that the County Member is notified when we are undertaking significant works in a particular area. It isn't of course practical to provide that kind of notification every time we fill a pothole but I am in agreement that it is important that we do so when major activity is AN3 undertaken. We also send out a monthly communication called Highways Highlights to the parishes, districts, county members and MPs.'