Wethersfield Road project

It was pleasing to see the broken up footpath and kerbing at Wethersfield Road be replaced under a Essex County scheme for County Councillors to nominate the worst in an area.

Looking good and although I would have liked the Kerbs done a long time ago, it is still gratifying to see the work

Flooding in our area

All over my area in Berechurch and Shrub End I am reporting floods when any decent amount of rain falls.

I do feel that drains are not bring cleaned as often as they need to be.

There are several sites I have passed on to highways dept , including Berechurch Road, Eldred ave, Mersea road , and Berechurch Hall Road.

Berechurch hall road floods are right next to a bus stop !

To highlight the problem , see my ducks floating in several inches of water


Paxman Avenue is one of the roads in Shrub End I have been requesting a re surface on for years. Indeed as County Councillor for Shrub End and Berechurch I am very active campaigning for better roads, paths and Kerbs in my area.

So first I was pleased to see the works begin in Paxman Ave, with the first step of taking off the top layer of tarmac, and it is usual a day or two later it is relaid with a new long lasting coat of top surface.

But, then it all goes wrong with a delay due defects under the surface, meaning we are stuck with a really bad and rough surface for weeks.

I have complained and I urged the powers that be to get it sorted quickly

King George Road

Road defects campaign

I have repeatedly requested the poor road surface to be fixed along King George Road.

With many roads in Colchester needing a resurface, this area is one particularly bad example

This month I have again written in another request for urgent action.

The area was made worse by lots of lorries whilst new houses were built just off King George Road .

Here’s hoping my plea does not fall on deaf ears

Dave Harris 07816168858


Request for Birch Glen

After our plea to Ministry of Defence to take the Middlewick sale off the table, Chris Pearson and I spoke to residents about the trees at the back of Birch Glen

We have asked MOD and council to declare these as protected for ever as a desired feature at the back of Birch Glen estate

Promoted by D Harris on behalf of C Pearson both co 12 Prince Philip Road Colchester Co28pa.

Berechurch Hall Road soldier success

Success for our local Soldiers on training in the Berechurch Hall Road area. No pedestrian crossing is allowed due to curves in the road ..

I therefore applied for signage to make drivers aware that they may be requested to stop to allow soldiers to cross safely.
The sign with exclamation mark sign is the correct one for this .
So the signage has been fitted in past few days.

Keep an eye open for it along Berechurch Hall road ..
Our serving Soldiers deserve to be kept safe when out training . It is enough to be out running in all weathers with heavy back packs without risks added from traffic .

Great result for safety