We refer to the C7, of course. Actually it’s quite short, but it’s certainly winding, and it’s badly maintained, busy and dangerous.
Before Christmas ESCC Highways did a so-called surface dressing exercise on some of it, and they were back in June 2020 to do some more, which we believe is supposed to be followed by a full re-surface later this year.
In the meantime the best thing we can do as a village is to keep reporting problems so as to make our voice heard at the County Council. Here is the link to the pothole reporting page: it’s quite informative and simple to use, so please do make an effort to report any damage you see: it will help us all.
Meanwhile POLO (the association of Parishes of the Lower Ouse) reports that its C7 Campaign to improve the C7 is at last taking shape. A suitable transport consultancy has been sourced and has submitted an acceptable proposal and quote for carrying out the work to produce a whole road strategy. The cost of this study is £25,000.
Six potential funders have been identified, three of which are specifically interested in supporting innovative projects which produce traffic calming schemes while enhancing the roadside environment.