As reported previously I have approached Essex CC about the long list of outstanding repairs we have passed on from reports by residents.

I am conducting a complete personal survey of all of the problems reported to Essex CC so as to validate them and prioritise those which need prompt action. I will then put my findings to Essex CC to establish a programme for when necessary repairs will be made.

One major priority already identified is the remarking of white lines at the junction adjacent to the bus stop outside Tesco. This is dangerous and has, I believe, been the site of a number of minor accidents and near misses.

Additionally I have approached Essex CC about a range of traffic calming measures for the southern part of the town from the High Street towards the marina.

Another proposal I have in hand is for revised parking restrictions.