Chadwell Community Forum

Community Forum for Chadwell St Mary

The Forum was established in 2002 as part of the governmental initiative that aims to bring as much democracy as possible to the local areas. It covers all of Chadwell, area which is diverse in character, housing and people, and is unique for an area of this size in that it still retains something of a village feel despite the high level of housing.

The Forum holds open meetings on a regular basis, usually at Herringham School, and the dates and past minutes can be viewed on separate pages.  Members of the public are always welcome and in attendance will usually be your local councilors and officers from your local policing team.
Don’t be concerned about attending.

The meetings are friendly, relaxed and informal.

In the past the Council have given us a pool of money to spend on projects agreed by the residents. From April 2011 the Council were unable to provide any further funds apart from a small amount of Administration money which goes towards paying for our Web site, insurance and promotion.The Chadwell St. Mary Community Forum decided to go down the route of becoming a Limited Company by guarantee.

We are also hoping to become a charity to enable us to go to outside funders for projects we would like to do in the area.

Email from a trustee of the Pyramid

Good afternoon, My apologies for not having updated earlier but a few IT problems.

Just to let you know that the Pyramid Resource Centre will reopen tomorrow the 1st July and we are looking forward to welcoming back our members.

Opening hours will be Wednesday 12.00-4.00, Thursday and Friday 10.00-3.00. The later opening will enable a thorough clean.

We will not be open on Saturday this month.

Membership which was set up to run from February has been changed to run from July 1st, with members who have already renewed, not being penalised for the closure. I hope that you all agree this is the best way forward.

Working with Roy, to ensure that all virus guidance has been followed, we are happy that we have done as much as we can do to keep everyone safe.

  1. Limit of 6 people able to access at any one time for a 20 minute maximum visit.
  2. Screens to counter been installed
  3. Hand sanitiser at door
  4. One way system in place
  5. Masks to be worn if possible
  6. Social distancing
  7. Regular wipe down of handles etc.
  8. Maximise ventilation
  9. Contactless payments only
  10. No hire of equipment initially.

We are still hoping to be able to run some small family events towards the end of July, but this depends on government ruling.

I hope that you have all kept safe and look forward to us all being able to meet up soon.

Take care – Sylvia


Our Road Launches

Have you ever been stuck without a ladder, realised first thing in the morning you’re out of milk, or could have really done without the school run before work? Our Road may be able to help. OurRoad is a local, free social network service – linking up neighbours exclusively in your road. The idea is simple, the first person to register in each road will be invited to join the Our Road admin Facebook group where Stronger Together partners will be on hand to support. That same person will be sent a link to a digital pack of information to help get their neighbours onboard, including window posters, neighbour invites, free online training, contact information for local organisations and a handy ideas guide on how to help your neighbours. Published 03/06/2020 Daily Brief: Our Road Launches! Cllr Deb Huelin, Thurrock Council Cabinet Member for Communities and a partner of Stronger Together said: “Our Road is a way of connecting neighbours by more than a fence or a wall. We are hoping that this new found community spirit that has come together through the COVID-19 pandemic will continue long into the future, using networks like OurRoad. “To be really clear though, these mini-networks for each road in Thurrock won’t be managed, governed, checked or reported on by any of our Stronger Together partners. Simply, we’re encouraging people to set them up and run them in the way that suits their area best. Kristina Jackson, Chief Executive Officer at Thurrock CVS, said: “Each road in Thurrock is different, we know that. “But, we’re hoping Our Road will provoke and continue to grow conversations we know are taking place during lockdown – for example, people who might already be popping to the shop, might send out a quick WhatsApp message to ask if anybody needs any essentials? It might be that one house is mowing their own front garden, and knows that their neighbour next door is less mobile, and so might choose to mow theirs too… the list is endless. “We know Thurrock is a tremendously community focused borough. We have been witness to some of the most inspiring demonstrations of humanity and compassion during these difficult times, this is our way to trying to continue that amazing effort, long into the future.” To register, or check if your road is already registered, visit: OurRoad.uk and to stay up to date on social, search OurRoadThurrock on Facebook and Instagram.


Thurrock CVS have a weekly information board on their web site.  


Design refinement consultation

 We want your views on some refinements to the design of the Lower Thames Crossing

Consultation is open from 00.01 14 July to 23.59 12 August 2020.

We are proposing a number of changes to the design of the project following feedback received from earlier consultations, discussions with local stakeholders, ongoing design development and new technical data.

They include:

  • minor changes to elements of the highways design
  •  updated paths for walkers, cyclists and horse riders
  • proposals for redirecting and upgrading utilities
  •  more detailed landscaping proposals
  • further developed ecological mitigation measures

The feedback from this consultation will help Highways England develop its application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) planned for submission later this year.

How to find out more

Online consultation
All of our plans will be available on our dedicated consultation website, that will be available here from 00.01 on 14 July 2020. You will be able to explore maps and visit our online exhibition.

Home delivery
If you do not have access to the internet or experience problems downloading the consultation materials, we can send free of charge one printed copy of the Guide to consultation, a feedback form and Freepost return envelope, maps, and other documents directly to your home.

You can request materials here or by emailing info@lowerthamescrossing.co.uk or by calling 0300 123 5000.

Telephone Surgery
You can book a call back from a member of the project team who will answer your questions on the proposed changes. Call backs will be made Monday to Friday, 12pm to 7pm, between 14 July and 12 August.

You can book an appointment from 14 July here or by calling 0300 123 5000.

How to have your say

From 14 July you can submit a response by using one of the methods below, which are all free to use. Please note, we cannot guarantee that responses sent to by any other means will be considered.

Online response form
Fill in the online survey.

Freepost
Post your response form or comments to:
FREEPOST LTC CONSULTATION
(The Freepost address is the only text needed on the envelope, and no stamp is required.)

Email
Email your comments to: LTC.CONSULTATION@TRAVERSE.LTD

Telephone
You can provide feedback over the phone. Please call us on 0300 123 5000 to book an appointment.

Here are the links to Thurrock Council and Highways England Consultation. THESE ARE NOT ON THE WEBSITES AS OF TODAY PLEASE LOOK NEARER THE 14TH JULY 2020

https://www.thurrock.gov.uk/search/consultations

https://highwaysengland.co.uk/lower-thames-crossing-design-consultation


A13 CLOSURES

The A13 will be closed in both directions this weekend, from 9pm on Friday 3 July until 5am on Monday 6 July for more works to be carried out to construct the new bridge decks at Orsett Roundabout.

The closure will be in place at the A128 (Orsett) junction, with traffic diverted via the slip roads and roundabout – an ‘up and over’ diversion.

The closure and diversion routes are illustrated on the attached drawing.

In order to minimise the impact of this closure on surrounding towns and villages, the previously-used village protection measures will be implemented by Thurrock Council. These include: The introduction of a one-way system through Horndon village, with Gordon Road operating northbound only, Victoria Road operating southbound only, and the closure of the ‘hole in wall’ at the Orsett Road/High Road junction.

In addition, Buckingham Hill Road will be closed between Stanford Road and The Tip to enable Stanford Road to flow freely.

If you can help to promote details of these closures to your community forums, I would be grateful.

More information can be found online at www.thurrock.gov.uk/a13

Dan Ambrose Public Liaison Officer  

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PUBLIC NOTICE

 Hornsby Lane, Chadwell St Mary (Temporary prohibition or restriction on roads) No. 078 Order 2020 1)

  1. The Borough Council of Thurrock is satisfied that it is necessary to restrict or prohibit traffic in the above road without delay because of the likelihood of danger to the public or serious damage to the road.
  2. The Council, in exercise of its powers under Section 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and all other enabling powers, has therefore made the following Notice: Prohibit any vehicles from travelling along Hornsby Lane from its junction with Heath Road for approximately 15metres.
  3. The purpose of the Notice is to enable Cadent Gas to carry out urgent repairs to their apparatus on the junction of Heath Road and Hornsby Lane.
  4. The alternative route for northeast bound vehicles will be Gowers Lane and Hornsby Lane and vice versa for southwest bound vehicles.
  5. The Notice will be in force for 21 days from 9:00am Monday 29 th June 2020. It is anticipated that the works will be completed by Tuesday 7th July 2020, although it will apply only on those days and during those times when indicated on site by the presence of the appropriate traffic signs in accordance with The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016.

Dated: 29th June 2020.  Julie Rogers – Director of Environment, –  Highways and Counter Fraud Thurrock Council


PUBLIC NOTICE

Buckingham Hill Road, Stanford Le Hope (Temporary prohibition or restriction on roads) No. 99 Order 2019 1) The Borough Council of Thurrock, in exercise of their powers under Section 14

  1. Of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and all other powers, has made an Order the effect of which is to: – Prohibit any vehicle from travelling along Buckingham Hill Road between Stanford Road and Holford Road.
  2. The Purpose of Order is for reasons of safety and to reduce the risk of congestion during construction works on the A13.
  3. The alternative route for northbound vehicles will be East Tilbury Road, Muckingford Road, Linford Road, Chadwell Hill, Marshfoot Road, A1089, A13, Orsett Cock, A1013 Stanford Road and vice versa for southbound vehicles. Access will be maintained for residents at all times. The HWRC site will remain open as usual, accessible from the south side of the entrance.
  4. The Order will come into force at various times starting from Friday 13th September 2019 and on any subsequent weekend when the A13 is closed. It only applies to those days and times when indicated on site by the presence of the appropriate traffic signs in accordance with The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016.
  5. It is expected that the works will be completed within the above times, however the Order will continue in force for a period not exceeding 18 months or until the works have been completed, whichever is the sooner. 6) If the works are not completed within 18 months, the Order may be extended for a longer period with the approval of the Secretary of State.

Dated: 5th September 2019.  Julie Rogers –  Director of Environment & Highways Thurrock Council


PUBLIC NOTICE 

A13 Westbound underneath Orsett Cock Roundabout (Temporary prohibition or restriction on roads)  No. 72 Order 2019 

Prohibit vehicles travelling westbound on the A13 underneath the Orsett Cock Roundabout.   

    1. The purpose of the Order is to enable the Thurrock Council A13 Road Widening Project, including the construction of a new third lane in both directions, a new roundabout at the A128 (Orsett Cock) junction, the installation of traffic signals on the Orsett Cock roundabout and the replacement of four bridges (Orsett Cock x 2 Horndon Road and Saffron Gardends) to be be carried out.  All prohibitions above will apply in stages during the course of the works and will be signed accordingly.
    2. The alternative route is via exit slip road of the A13, Orsett Cock Roundabout and entry slip road
    3. The Order will come into force at various times starting from 27  June 2019 and on any subsequent day until the works are complete.  It only applies to those days and times when indicated on site by the presence of the appropriate traffic signs in accordance with The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016.
    4. Due to the extent of the project and works involved Thurrock Council is satisfied that the order shall continue in force until the works have been completed, which could take longer than 18 months.     Dated: 27  June 2019

Julie Rogers – Director of Environment & Highways  -Thurrock Council

PUBLIC NOTICE 

A13 including slip roads between Orsett Cock Interchange and Stanford Interchange (Temporary prohibition or restriction on roads) No.116 Order 2018 

Close Sections of the A13 in both directions including slip roads as per  schedule 1 in this order 

  1. The purpose of the Order is to enable the Thurrock Council A13 Road Widening Project, including the construction of a new third lane in both directions, a new roundabout at the A128 (Orsett Cock) junction, the installation of traffic signals on the Orsett  Cock  roundabout  and  the  replacement  of  four  bridges  (Orsett  Cock  x2, Horndon Road and Saffron Gardens) to be carried out. All prohibitions above will apply in stages during the course of the works and will be signed accordingly.
  2. The alternative routes are in accordance with Schedule 1 to the Order December 2018 and on any                                                                    December 2018 and on any subsequent day until the works are complete.  It only applies to those days and times when indicated on site by the presence of the appropriate traffic signs in accordance with The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016.
  3. Due to the extent of the project and works involved Thurrock Council is satisfied that the order shall continue in force until the works have been completed, which could take longer than 18 months.   November 2018  Julie Rogers – Director of Environment & Highways  -Thurrock Council

SCHEDULE 1 

To close the A13 eastbound between the A128 (Orsett Cock roundabout) and the A1014 (The Manorway, Stanford-le-Hope).  

A13 eastbound exit slip road at A128 (Orsett Cock roundabout), A1013 Stanford Road eastbound to A1014 (The Manorway, Stanford-le-Hope), A13 eastbound entry slip road.

To close the A13 westbound between the A1014 (The Manorway, Stanford-le-Hope) and the A128 (Orsett Cock roundabout).  

A13 westbound exit slip road at A1014 (The Manorway, Stanford-le-Hope), The Manorway roundabout, A1013 Stanford Road westbound to A128 (Orsett Cock

roundabout) junction and A13 westbound entry slip road.

To close the A13 eastbound exit slip road at the A128 (Orsett Cock roundabout).  

Diversion via the A13 eastbound to the A1014 (The Manorway, Stanford-le-Hope) roundabout, returning on the A13 westbound carriageway.

To close the A13 eastbound entry slip road at the A128 (Orsett Cock roundabout).  

Diversion via the A13 westbound to the A1012 (Grays), returning on the A13 eastbound carriageway.

To close the A13 eastbound exit slip road at the A1014 (The Manorway, Stanford- le-Hope) 

Diversion via the A13 eastbound to the A176 (Five Bells, Basildon), returning on the A13 westbound carriageway.

To close the A13 westbound entry slip road at the A1014 (The Manorway, Stanford-le-Hope).  

Diversion via A13 eastbound to the A176 (Five Bells, Basildon), returning on the A13 westbound carriageway.

To close the A13 westbound exit slip road at the A128 (Orsett Cock roundabout).  

Diversion via the A13 westbound to the A1012 (Grays), returning on the A13 eastbound carriageway.

To close the A13 westbound entry slip road at the A128 (Orsett Cock roundabout). 

Diversion via the A13 eastbound to the A1014 (The Manorway, Stanford-le-Hope) roundabout, returning on the A13 westbound carriageway.

To close the Saffron Gardens Farm Accommodation Bridge.  

Diversion for farm-related traffic only. Exit via north-western roadway out of Saffron Gardens Farm, join Orsett Road and proceed westbound towards the A128 Brentwood Road, travel southbound towards A128 (Orsett Cock roundabout) and vice versa.

To close the A13 westbound underneath The Manorway Roundabout

Diversion via exit slip road, The Manorway Roundabout and entry slip road

To close the A13 eastbound underneath Orsett Cock Roundabout.  

Diversion via exit slip road, Orsett Cock Roundabout and entry slip road.

To close the A13 eastbound underneath Orsett Cock Roundabout.

Diversion via exit slip road, Orsett Cock Roundabout and entry slip road

To close Old Brentwood Road between the A128 and Barrington’s Farm House. 

No diversion required – access for residents will be managed on site.

To close the A13 eastbound slip roads (exit and entrance) to the BP Service 

Area/Sigma Studies.  

No diversion available. Businesses will be consulted before closures are made.

To close the A13 westbound slip roads (exit and entrance) to the BP Service Area/McDonalds  

No diversion available. Businesses will be consulted before closures are made.

To close the A13 eastbound between the exit slip road and entry slip road from  the BP Service area.  

Diversion via a temporary roadway provided directly north of the A13 carriageway, through the BP splitter island.

To close the A13 westbound between the exit slip road and entry slip road from the BP Service area.  

Diversion via a temporary roadway provided directly south of the A13 carriageway, through the BP splitter island


Thurrock Museum Request

Do you have personal wartime memories, family stories or photos that you would like to share?
We are looking for World War II information that can be featured in future exhibitions. There must be a Thurrock connection.
Please contact us at thurrock.museum@thurrock.gov.uk

Our Road Launches

Have you ever been stuck without a ladder, realised first thing in the morning you’re out of milk, or could have really done without the school run before work? OurRoad may be able to help. OurRoad is a local, free social network service – linking up neighbours exclusively in your road. The idea is simple, the first person to register in each road will be invited to join the OurRoad admin Facebook group where Stronger Together partners will be on hand to support. That same person will be sent a link to a digital pack of information to help get their neighbours onboard, including window posters, neighbour invites, free online training, contact information for local organisations and a handy ideas guide on how to help your neighbours. Published 03/06/2020 Daily Brief: Our Road Launches! Cllr Deb Huelin, Thurrock Council Cabinet Member for Communities and a partner of Stronger Together said: “OurRoad is a way of connecting neighbours by more than a fence or a wall. We are hoping that this new found community spirit that has come together through the COVID-19 pandemic will continue long into the future, using networks like OurRoad. “To be really clear though, these mini-networks for each road in Thurrock won’t be managed, governed, checked or reported on by any of our Stronger Together partners. Simply, we’re encouraging people to set them up and run them in the way that suits their area best. Kristina Jackson, Chief Executive Officer at Thurrock CVS, said: “Each road in Thurrock is different, we know that. “But, we’re hoping OurRoad will provoke and continue to grow conversations we know are taking place during lockdown – for example, people who might already be popping to the shop, might send out a quick WhatsApp message to ask if anybody needs any essentials? It might be that one house is mowing their own front garden, and knows that their neighbour next door is less mobile, and so might choose to mow theirs too… the list is endless. “We know Thurrock is a tremendously community focused borough. We have been witness to some of the most inspiring demonstrations of humanity and compassion during these difficult times, this is our way to trying to continue that amazing effort, long into the future.” To register, or check if your road is already registered, visit: OurRoad.uk and to stay up to date on social, search OurRoadThurrock on Facebook and Instagram.


Volunteers Week

Volunteers’ Week takes place 1 – 7 June every year. Volunteers are central to the work of many charities and organisations, and have a valuable presence in communities. Volunteers’ Week is the perfect opportunity to recognise volunteers who put their time, energy and enthusiasm into helping others, whether it’s clearing out a local park, or helping with a reading club or food bank, volunteers are the social glue keeping our communities together. Volunteering is a way to give something back to the community, but also benefit from new experiences, make friends, gain skills and most importantly, have fun. It’s important that local organisations and groups who use volunteers recognise the valuable contribution they are making and ensure they say a big thank you to them. Jacqui Payne – Community Development Manager at ngage at Thurrock CVS said “During the coronavirus pandemic, we have seen the power, determination and might of volunteers and the community across the borough. Published 02/06/2020 Daily Brief: Volunteers’ Week has never been so important! “The number of registered volunteers has swelled when the need was greatest, particularly with the Thurrock Coronavirus Action Group – with the biggest volunteer complaint of the service being “use me more!”. “Volunteers Week is not only a chance to say thank you to our fantastic volunteers, but an opportunity to promote the benefits of volunteering for an individual’s wellbeing or pathway back to work.” Cllr Deb Huelin, Portfolio Holder for Communities said: “The appetite to help our friends and neighbours have been demonstrated during some of the toughest of times, to be strong, resilient and united. I have no doubt, this has helped to save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. “As well as all the wonderful volunteers across the community who have supported Thurrock Coronavirus Community Action, I would like to thank those organisations such as Thurrock Scouts, Princes Trust, Inspire Youth Hub, Big Local Riverside, Thurrock Lifestyle solutions, the Community Forums and Community Hubs for  releasing their volunteers and staff who have risen to the challenge to support residents in Thurrock.


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A13 CLOSURES

Dear Community Forums,

I am pleased to confirm that the new Orsett West Bridge beams were successfully lifted into place during the weekend just gone. We have another closure this coming weekend, to enable the installation of the Orsett East Bridge beams.

The A13 will be closed in both directions at the A128 (Orsett Cock roundabout) from 9pm on Friday 5 June until 5am on Monday 8 June.

During this time, traffic will be diverted via the slip roads and roundabout as per the attached drawing.

In order to minimise the impact of this closure on surrounding towns and villages, the previously-used village protection measures will be implemented by Thurrock Council. These include: The introduction of a one-way system through Horndon village, with Gordon Road operating northbound only, Victoria Road operating southbound only, and the closure of the ‘hole in wall’ at the Orsett Road/High Road junction.

In addition, Buckingham Hill Road will be closed between Stanford Road and The Tip to enable Stanford Road to flow freely.

After this weekends’ work, there will be two additional consecutive weekend closures over the following weeks for various bridge installation and drainage works.

  1. 9pm on Friday 12 June to 5am on Monday 15 June: A13 closed in both directions between the A128 (Orsett) junction and the A1014 (Stanford-le-Hope) junction.
  2. 9pm on Friday 19 June to 5am on Monday 22 June: A13 closed in both directions between the A128 (Orsett) junction and the A1014 (Stanford-le-Hope) junction.

If you can help to promote details of these closures to your community forums, I would be grateful. More information can be found online at www.thurrock.gov.uk/a13

If you require any further information let me know.

Dan Ambrose, Public Liaison Officer,  Kier Infrastructure Major Projects


From: Cllr S Muldowney <smuldowney@thurrock.gov.uk>
Date: 4 June 2020 at 14:21:21 BST
To: Cllr S Muldowney <smuldowney@thurrock.gov.uk>
Cc: Cllr G Rice <GRice@thurrock.gov.uk>, Cllr D Chukwu <DChukwu@thurrock.gov.uk>
Subject: Sandy Lane flytipping and target hardening.

Dear All,

Following my emails yesterday to the Strategic Directors of Environment and Place and senior enforcement officers, I received a verbal update on progress with this longstanding issue from the senior enforcement officer who had been overseeing the case.

Some good news, the legal process for turning Sandy Lane from an ancient highway to a bridle path is now complete and the funding for target hardening has been agreed.

Visits have been made to the site since lockdown has been eased, the latest was on 15th May, with a view to deciding about target hardening. Three options have been considered at the top of Sandy Lane to deter flytipping, these are:

  1. A gate with keys for neighbouring residences to gain access.
  2. A horse gate.
  3. A drop post.

Liaison is going on between all three departments to come up with the right solution. Each option has it’s own merits and drawbacks. The gate option would require some residents to have a key to gain access to their property and raises issues  about how council vehicles would gain access to empty bins. The installation of a horse gate, which was originally the preferred option, is nonviable as it must conform to planning regulations and there is not a wide enough aperture to fit this on the Lane. Finally there are concerns that a drop post would be easily destroyed by anyone in a HGV backing into  it as they are trying to tip down there.

Options are also being pursued for target hardening at the bottom of the Lane to deter fly tipping from both ends.

Enforcement have also been moving forward with their investigations of the nearby industrial estate where much  of the flytipping seems to be coming from, however the process is complicated and there are quite a few issues with  tracking down the culprits due to subletting on the estate.

I have gained the assurances of the lead officer, that a solution will be in place and the flytipping cleared within the next 8 weeks, and I will be following up and asking for regular updates on progress to make sure this happens.

Although I have no problem with taking this forward to completion, I would remind everyone that Sandy Lane is not part of Chadwell St Mary ward. Having said that, I am sure that many of our residents here in Chadwell will be delighted once this problem has been addressed and they can again enjoy an area of natural beauty on their recreational walks or rides.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions or concerns.

Kindest Regards  Cllr Sara Muldowney 07919 004698


Flexible Furlough Scheme

On Friday 29 May 2020, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak set out a number of changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), which will take effect over the coming months. The Chancellor confirmed that from August 2020 employers will be required to start contributing under the scheme: · from August they will have to pay employer’s national insurance and pension contributions; · from September they will also have to pay 10% of wage costs; and · from October they will have to pay 20% of wage costs. The CJRS is currently planned to expire at the end of October and the Government has confirmed that it will close to new entrants from 30 June 2020.


CLLR. GERARD RICE HAS TAKEN THE FOLLOWING ISSUES UP WITH THE COUNCIL AND BELOW IS THEIR RESPONSE.  FOLLOWING ON FROM THAT IS CLLR. G RICE’S RESPONSE.  OUR THANKS TO CLLR. G RICE FOR TAKING UP THESE ISSUES ON BEHALF OF CHADWELL RESIDENTS.

 Buckingham Hill Road – One-Way – the temporary one-way arrangement is being closely monitored.  The restriction will be lifted as soon as possible and safe to do so.

The one-way arrangement was put in place so that any heavy East Tilbury traffic could follow non residential routes as opposed to heading towards Chadwell.  I understand some HGVs have been choosing not to follow the signed diversions and letters have therefore been sent to local businesses reminding them of the need to use the signed route.

Fort Road closure – As you are aware, this is not a Council lead scheme.  We understand from the Port that delays have been incurred within the project and this has resulted in the Port’s contractor over-running.  Please be assured the Network Management team have been pressing the Port to ensure works are completed as soon as possible so that the road can be opened and HGV traffic resume along its usual route.  We are also encouraging them to engage and communicate more with the community to ensure everyone is kept up to date on the completion date.

Heath Road – HGVs using Heath Road as a route to / from A1013 – Traffic Regulation Orders are in place prohibiting HGVs from using Heath Road and Brentwood Road as a through route.   Our Community Safety team has raised this issue with the Police, with a request that enforcement action is taken.

Cross keys  – HGVs turning right from Linford Road – as above.  HGVs are prohibited from using this route and Police support is required.

I hope you will find the above information useful.  Should you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to direct them to the Members Enquiries email inbox ( membersenquiries@thurrock.gov.uk ).  This will enable your enquiries to be distributed to the appropriate Officers who will be able to deal with them more efficiently and effectively.

Kind regards

Julie Nelder l Assistant Director – Highways, Fleet & Logistics I Environment, Highways and Counter Fraud

thurrock.gov.uk l t +44 (0) 1375 652472

Thurrock Council, Civic Offices, New Road, Grays, Essex RM17 6SL

CLLR. G RICE’S REPLY

From: Cllr G Rice
Sent: 03 June 2020 17:10
To: Nelder, Julie; Carpenter, LynWright, PeterCunningham, Michelle (Community Safety)
Subject: Re: Chadwell St Mary issues

Afternoon Julie

Thank you for the information I did contact Peter Ward Commercial Director Port of Tilbury he assures me that Fort Road will be opened by 4 July even if temporary traffic lights have to be installed at that time

Regarding the Other HGV’s coming thorough Chadwell and turning right at the Cross Keys I have personally followed Durox Lorries and S.  Walsh & Sons Ltd travelling along Brentwood Road and Heath Road and sent the photos into Peter Wright , this is outrageous and needs to be stopped

With regards to the Civic Amenity site this should go back to normal now so Chadwell St Mary has some respite from the HGV’s you will be aware Riverview is being dug up I personally went to the Post Office to post a parcel this afternoon and the traffic was tailed back to the entrance of  Chadwell in Riverview and down Chadwell Hill to the Gateway Academy this is total chaos being inflicted on the residents of Chadwell St Mary

I await your advice when The Civic Amenity site will go back to Normal and stop these HGV’s from coming thorough Chadwell we have enough of the Mayer Parry lorries going thorough Chadwell at the Cross Keys this itself is very dangerous due to

I have personal seen and photographed HGV’s coming out of Hornsby Lane into Heath Road this has to stop

I await your advices please reply to all on this email

Kind Regards Cllr Gerard Rice