READER'S LETTER: Holloway Road resident says her rubbish hasn't been collected for over a week due to Heybridge road closures

By Ben Shahrabi

3rd Aug 2022 | Local News

"To date, we have received no communication about the works."
"To date, we have received no communication about the works."

The following letter is from Sophia Flint, a Heybridge resident who has been personally affected by the closure of Holloway Road.

Read more about the road closures, and how they affect both residents along with those working in and around Maldon, here.

"Our guests have been refused entry through the cordon."

We live on Holloway Road, within the completely closed off zone. We are now almost one week into the road works and have experienced more than minor inconvenience. The issues to date are as follows:

  • Getting home from work is taking an additional 10 to 15 minutes per day, due to congestion along Heybridge Approach and the Causeway.
  • Our rubbish was not collected last week due to the cordon. The black bin was collected this week but our pink sacks still haven't been collected from last week.
  • The first we knew of these road closures were the yellow signs outside our house and to date we have received no communication about the works, timescales etc.
  • Our guests have been refused entry through the cordon and told to drive round the other side to Crescent Road and walk. We have also missed deliveries due to them not being allowed through.
  • Continuous noise this weekend starting before 8am both yesterday and today, from a Jack hammer (otherwise known as a pneumatic drill) digging up the road.
  • Large amounts of dust and mess created by the digging settling on our cars and windows.

All this within the first week and we still have 5 weeks to go.

Sophia and Chris Flint

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