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Essex's Crumbling Roads

October 12, 2012 2:55 PM
brook road 3Over the last three years a staggering £0.5 million has been paid out by Conservative run Essex County Council to 1502 residents whose cars have been damaged by potholes on the County's roads. This staggering statistic was revealed in a freedom of information request by Liberal Democrat County Councillor David Kendall.
Cllr Kendall commented:
"These figures show the true scale of the problem and prove that Essex County Council is still struggling to repair roads after years of neglect by the Conservatives. Whilst I am pleased to see that 1500 residents have recieved some compensation from the County Council I am concerned that there are at least another 2,000 residents who have made claims over the same period and will be getting nothing".
"These shocking figures may have forced the Tories into investing £11 million pounds in emergency pothole repairs just 8 months before the County Council Elections but for many long suffering Essex residents this will be to little to late as the damage has been done".