Gants Hill a shambles

I BELIEVE it is about time that the council and Transport for London come clean about why they are continuing to heap misery on misery on drivers and commuters at Gants Hill. From my own observations it appears that work is started, half-completed and lef

I BELIEVE it is about time that the council and Transport for London come clean about why they are continuing to heap misery on misery on drivers and commuters at Gants Hill.

From my own observations it appears that work is started, half-completed and left to start somewhere else. The westbound Eastern Avenue is a classic example. Improve the Perth Road junction to allow more selfish drivers to gain access to Eastern Avenue while holding up major traffic trying to go round the system.

Cones are still in place after at least four months on this stretch and the chicanes appear to be moved around to amuse those who are supposed to be working, but appear to be standing around doing anything but getting on with the job.

The latest vandalism has occurred in Cranbrook Road where all of the pavement, seating (no great loss) and the beautiful Silver Birch trees have been ripped up - they were only installed or planted within the past six years.


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Who's to say what is planned? I am aware that Cllr Clark had no love for these trees, but come on Ruth if it was your decision then it was a bad one as these trees are one of the best natural indicators of pollution, but maybe you were not told that fact.

Just as an afterthought, are these delays and hold-ups just a way of heaping more misery upon us either as taxpayers or the poor commuters who have no choice about how they/we travel? As one who has to use public transport most of the time, I can only say you do get used to it.

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Just follow the yellow, red or green road in the tunnels (which are already covered in chewing gum) and you are sure to end up somewhere. It might not be where you intended but it will be somewhere.

JOHN COOMBES

Oaks Lane

Newbury Park

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