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Cllr Alison Fulcher takes direct action with Department of Transport

March 24, 2019 4:26 PM

Robin Hood roadBrentwood North's Cllr Alison Fulcher is working tirelessly to enforce the law at the 'One Stop' shop in Ongar Road and, having exhausted other avenues, has now approached the Department of Transport directly to attempt to stop the damage caused to roads, pavements and properties.

Alison says:

"Brick walls knocked over, manholes sunken, pavements and kerbs cracked and damaged, but residents inform me that when they have contacted Safeway or their delivery partner DHL, they took no responsibility for the damage their vehicles make.

"Ironically regarding HGV weight restriction, one of the primary reasons the Department of Transport set up of this regulation was to protect smaller independent traders from the unfair competition from the larger supermarket chains that deliver in much larger vehicles."

Alison is waiting for a formal response but please, if you witness anything of this ilk, report it to the police on 101 and let us know.