Minute Number 159 – Questions from the Public.
Question 1) The lamp post outside the bus stop opposite Spirals was flattened some months ago. Is there any progress in getting this replaced?
Answer 1) The Clerk replied that the office has reported this to Essex County Council, phoned the office to chase progress, all with no luck. They have now passed the reference number onto County Councillor Goggin to take up with the officers.
Question 2) Attended a few planning meetings re the new estate in Robinson Road. The traffic problems are not caused by the builders. Mill Street is not a lane any more. The residents are concerned coming up to Spring, there are lots of dog walkers, kids on scooters, and there are blind bends with speeding traffic coming round the corners. It is unbelievable that the entire lane is 60mph, until you reach the row of terrace houses, when it is 30mph for only 100 metres. Cars are using Mill Street to get down to the town, even though it is longer, so hopefully Mill Street will become a quiet lane, and put off new residents driving that way when the new estate is built. County Councillor Goggin is dealing with the Local Highways Panel regarding this.
Question 3) Emergency Plan – With the changes coming up with the Ambulance Service, changes at the hospital with some services going to Ipswich – how often is the emergency plan updated?
Answer 3) Councillor V Chapman replied that she has contacted the officer at Tendring, but she was still waiting for a