Our Highways Work
The society takes a keen interest in all matters appertaining to highways, including future new road plans serving the Colchester area, issues for local residents regarding local roads, pavements, signage and any changes. We meet periodically with Essex County Highways to represent the views of the Society and its members and gain valuable insight into strategic highways plans.
If you have concerns over roads, pavements, roadside trees, street lighting and street signage, then we ask in the first instance that you report them direct to Essex County Highways by using the Reporting Tool provided for this purpose on the Essex County Highways Website.
Here is the link: http://www.essexhighways.org/transport-and-roads/tell-us/problem-check.aspx
You might also wish to report this to your County Councillor who may take up the issue on your behalf.
Colchester Civic Society executive committee members also, on some occasions, take up issues reported to us.
During 2017 for instance the Society campaigned for changes to be made to stop the U turns at Lewis Gardens at the end of Colchester High Street. While the U turns continue at present, we were successful in influencing Borough Council policy, which has resulted in this being one of the issues identified as requiring a solution in the current strategic review being undertaken jointly by Colchester Borough and Essex County Council.
Our Executive Committee member for Highways is Jayne Richardson.