Pothole Competition Winner Announced!

March 13, 2008 3:48 PM

Stephen Robinson with competition winner Heather SearleChelmsford Liberal Democrats have announced the results of their competition to find the worst pothole in Chelmsford. The number of entries received demonstrated just how bad the problem is across Chelmsford. The winner was Heather Searle from the Kings Road area, where the problem is particularly acute, as can be seen from the photos on: http://chelmsford-libdems.org.uk/pages/Potholes.html

Chelmsford Parliamentary Candidate Stephen Robinson, seen pictured awarding Mrs. Searle with a signed bottle of House of Commons wine, commented 'It is not surprising the public are so fired up over this issue. The state of the roads in and around Chelmsford is simply not good enough, yet the County Council are cutting the budget and insisting on leaving potholes to get larger before they are repaired. The potential hazard to cyclists in particular is very dangerous'.

The winning entry from King's RoadThe Liberal Democrats have called on the County Council to invest more money in Essex's roads and footpaths, but their proposals were voted down by the Conservatives. Chelmsford Liberal Democrats will be continuing to campaign about the state of the roads and pavements would be particularly interested in hearing from anyone in Chelmsford who has been affected by the state of the roads.