From potholes to pavement trips East Sussex County Council Highways is failing to deal with the problem. Too often requests are either refused, or temporary fixes mean the holes reappear. In Langney, there are too many road & pavement issues added to too many refusals to agree to basic road safety measures - even where the solutions are obvious to local residents.
Above, in Sevenoaks Road, residents have asked for measures to slow the traffic as the road is used as a rat-run. East Sussex County Council Highways has turned down all requests to change the character of the road, with the exception of writing SLOW on the road surface. Even a request for a Visual Activated Sign to warn traffic was refused. Despite the presence of 2 schools, a play park and recreation ground. A request for a crossing to the play park was refused because "the traffic speed is above the speed limit and goes too fast!”
Requests for introducing more 20mph zones around schools have also been turned down.
Pennine Way: Throughout the campaign to stop the building on Friday Street Farm off Pennine Way East Sussex County Highways refused to accept that there are existing problems with traffic congestion leaving Pennine Way and across Friday Street, Willingdon Drove. Promises to improve the junction at Stone Cross/Lion Hill/Hailsham Road junction have been ignored.
East Sussex Tory-run County Council needs to listen more to local people.
If you need to contact your local councillors please email or phone:
Cllr Alan Shuttleworth 01323 728253 [email protected]
Cllr Candy Vaughan 01323 655732 [email protected]
Cllr Harun Miah 01323 766495 [email protected]