Potholes more than doubled to 6,700 in two years

R4U’s analysis it has undertaken on data obtained from Essex County Council shows that the authority is failing to keep on top of the pothole problem in Uttlesford after problems have …read more →

The state of Ashdon Road – Like a Warzone!

Saffron Walden councillor Heather Asker and I have been pushing Essex County Council for some months now to fix the appalling state of some of our roads in the Saffron …read more →

The signs, they ain’t a-changing…

How do Gnomies? Been a bit quiet on the gnome front, sorry about that. Hip replacement this Spring and what with all the potholes I go clambering in and out …read more →

A Surprise Pothole Fix! #Waitrose #SaffronWalden

Sent to member enquiries at ECC by SW Essex County Councillor John Lodge on March 10th 2016, fearing risk to both human, vehicular and aquatic life…. I have mentioned this …read more →

Forgotten Roads from the South of the District.

Happy Gnome Year! Back in the Autumn I had the pleasure of pottering around the South of the District, and it wasn’t just the glorious display of leaves that I stumbled …read more →

What lies beneath? Market Square excavations…

Saffron Walden Market Square is collapsing – again! Some years ago, it was refurbished with paviours, and looked quite smart. But sink holes keep on forming, and they are costly …read more →

It’s pandegnomium on our roads…

How do Gnomies? Busy week here at the bottom of the garden. I’ve been talking to folk about Broadband speeds across the district (very important when you need it to …read more →

Arfur Gnome: The R4U Pothole Crusader

Hello Gnomies! I’m the newest activist for R4U, working at a concrete-roots level throughout Uttlesford. We all know the problem; Summer is over, Winter turns up and the potholes appear …read more →

Dangerous pavements in the south of district causing serious injuries…

Increased reports of the kind highlighted in last week’s Dunmow Broadcast (see below) are reaching the R4U team, along with mounting frustration that little seems to be happening in order …read more →