Talk TV come to “crater central” Harlow on National Pothole Day

General / Mon 15th Jan 2024 at 09:37am

TODAY is National Pothole Day. So it seems almost a badge of shame that a national broadcaster came to Harlow to highlight the problem in our town.

The problem in Harkow sees to be the “patching” It does not seem to be a permanent solution. Potholes repaired in 2022/2023 are started to re-appear.

On Sunday afternoon, YH put a shout out to readers on their Facebook page asking to identify the hotspots. We had over 170 suggestions in just two hours.

Many made reference to the crater on Fourth Avenue, just by the hospital.

It is for there that Talk TV correspondent, Jay Akhbar reported on a very cold Monday morning. He was joined by YH editor, Michael Casey, who was keen to impress the impact it is happening on hard working Harlow residents.

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17 Comments for Talk TV come to “crater central” Harlow on National Pothole Day:

Luke Burton
2024-01-15 10:24:16

Great Ambassador for the town. Thank you for going on air.

2024-01-15 10:41:01

Maybe if they stopped fixing them they'll sort themselves out over time.

2024-01-15 12:39:36

Regeneration and restore pride in Harlow. Lol.useless.

2024-01-15 13:06:49

Harlow Conservatives came to power in Harlow in 2021 promising to fix the potholes. they even appointed a pothole Tzar. Another tory fail.

2024-01-15 13:17:16

People need to remember this and more when they come knocking for our votes. Absolute shambles. Momples road is falling to pieces and that was recently patched or should I say botched. Our boy leader missed a chance for his hard hat and hi viz photo opportunity.

2024-01-15 13:50:45

Momples road is so dangerous not only the pot holes but also to rubber so called traffic calming measures that are falling aprt and have metal spikes sticking out the ground where the rubber hump has been broken! It laughable and damn right disgusting that this is allowed to happen despite numerous complaints to highways and Harlow Council!

2024-01-15 13:51:32

This town has well and truly had it. Once a great town has been ruined forever. Far to many people here now and far to many homes and far to many vehicles,and all of this has played a massive part in wrecking Harlow forever. Harlow has been overwhelmed and it has been overdeveloped and overpopulated. So very sad.

Tony Edwards
2024-01-15 13:52:46

Well done Michael Casey. Perhaps our Tory County Councillors will now stop deliberately misleading the Harlow population in their attempts to defend the indefensible. Harlow's roads and pavements are in a shocking state having been neglected for years.

peter henegan
2024-01-15 14:57:43

Mark, I believe the pot holes are the responsibility of Essex County Council, who have been Tory for ever. Great to see you on this Michael. Didn't Robert Halfon want to join you? PS I drove to Broxbourne via Nazeing yesterday morning, the pot holes en route (in Essex) looked absolutely lethal. PPS Don't forget the cycle tracks, also allowed to disintegrate.

Guy Flegman
2024-01-15 15:01:27

Well I clearly misheard on the radio. I thought they said it was national buthole day.

Andrew Bellworthy
2024-01-15 15:04:06

Well said Michael. It shows how bad it is when we actually have a National pot hole day. Shame on the tories and their cutbacks. No slack in the system to deal with anything

2024-01-15 15:38:52

Perhaps the council could give Rod Stewart a call?

2024-01-15 15:54:21

That pothole will be repaired Tuesday and back Wednesday.

2024-01-15 18:31:34

JB i totaly agree with you.

2024-01-16 09:28:06

National pothole day. These potholes have been patched so often & break up again & again they are now creaters yet still they are filled in with what seems like mashellow mix. Up by the Link the road along there looks like the road & path have had an earthquake & they are literally pulling apart. The whole of the middle part of the road has a gap in it & portholes been like it for years & getting worse as for the pavement that's not much better it's so bumpy when pushing a push chair riding a mobility scooter or pushing rollator it's treacherous & the vibration that is felt when using this path can not be good for either us baby or seniors & there is no other way to walk Well again I expect even though having the embarrassment of Harlow being on Talk TV will not make any difference, it still will not be done. Harlow Council & Essex County council obviously have other far more ridiculous ideas in their heads that they want to play with. Harlow town needs so much Doing to it to bring it back up but unfortunately can't see any of it happening because the councils are not concentrating on the important issues of Harlow Town therefore it stays looking a disgrace.

Crazyhorse 74
2024-01-16 10:10:42

Is this a early april fools joke!!??

Mark Gough
2024-01-16 15:02:36

Already made some comments on Halfon's Pothole Day story! Mark Gough - UKIP/ Reform UK

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