ECC Cllr John Lodge: A proper repair to Elmdon Lee Bridge

Many local residents will know that the Elmdon Lee Bridge near Littlebury Green has been closed for repairs for some weeks and ECC Highways have said initially that it will cost £1/4 Million to repair and that the road will be closed for up to 18 months. Some of you then will have read a letter in the last edition of the Walden Local in which Cllr Robert Chambers claimed to be “fixing” the problem even though he is no longer the County Councillor.

I can report that I have been pressing the matter with Cllr Bass, the cabinet member for highways at Essex CC and he will be prepared to implement an early solution if I am agreeable as the local councillor along with the Local Highways Panel. I have confirmed my agreement and have asked the chairman of the Local Highways Panel (Cllr Walters) to push this through his committee as quickly as possible.