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

Library Closure at Prettygate

With the County Council ruling Tory group pushing for closure of Colchester Prettygate library, I spoke against such drastic cuts to services in South Colchester at a large full council meeting of ECC this week

I urge all to go to ECC web site and complete the consultation to oppose this, and if you can go to the library to fill it in there

Keep our local library


Lamp post repair campaign

After a year of campaigning for a lamp post to be repaired, Councillor Chris Pearson and I had a mock birthday party for the street light.

I had been told that we would have to wait until March for a replacement after the car crash that caused the problem.

The picture (above) appeared in local news paper, and then on “Have a got news for you” TV programme getting national air time.

Guess what? All of a sudden the post has been replaced. A good result!