Stanford councillors win battles on bottle-necks on roads

STANFORD West Conservative’s, Cllr’s Shane Hebb and Terry Piccolo, have reacted positively to the news that a long-standing campaign to eliminate bottle-necking at Hardie Road, Stanford-le-Hope, has been won.

In Autumn 2016, the road will see yellow lines painted down one side to stop cars parking down both sides and preventing emergency services from accessing the road when the need is there.

Cllr Shane Hebb, the lead petitioner, has welcomed the planned change:

"School drop off and pick up times at Hardie Road has been a problem for many years, with the overriding fear that if an ambulance office engine ever needed to get access down the road, it wouldn’t be able to due to the bottleneck that happens because of the way cars are parking".

After a couple of years of campaigning, Stanford West’s councillors are glad that tenacity and thorough public consultation have led to a good outcome:

"This change will mean that this years-old problem will soon be over", said Shane. "Residents in Hardie Road and down Bevin Walk can now have confidence in the emergency services being able to reach them in the event of an emergency now".

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