Issued: August 26, 2017
Town council raises concerns over state of High Street pavements
Epping Town Council is calling on Essex County Council to repair broken and uneven paving along the High Street.
The town council is concerned about the condition of the pavements and has reported its concerns to the county council in an attempt to get the whole High Street assessed and repaired.
Despite constant reporting of individual locations, the condition of the pavements is
getting worse and not enough repairs are being undertaken, the town council says.
The council adds that the state of the pavements is putting shoppers at risk, particularly as Epping hosts its busy Monday market.
The town council has asked all shops and businesses to check the areas outside their premises and report any damage to Essex County Council with a view to the whole High Street being improved.
Town Clerk Beverley Rumsey said: "We want our High Street to be a pleasant and safe place to shop, where residents don’t have to worry about broken and uneven pavements.
"This is particularly important on Market Day when the High Street is extra busy.
"We appreciate any support our shops and businesses can give us in reporting any issues to improve things for everyone."
Town Mayor councillor Tony Church will be pursuing the matter on behalf of the town.