Essex County Council not prosecuting vigilante pothole fixer
A construction boss who filled in potholes illegally no longer faces the potential threat of court action.
Essex County Council today announced that it will not proceed with “criminal action” against Acorn Developments director Wayne Mixture.
The father-of-two, of Hall Lane, Sandon, took it upon himself in February to fill in potholes in Brick Kiln Road, near his home, with 17 tonnes of Type 1 aggregate.
The 45-year-old said he got “fed up” with the potholes damaging his van and £90,000 luxury Range Rover, and with the county council’s inactivity.
Some residents praised him for his initiative, while local farmer Richard Speakman said “good luck to him”.
The county council however responded by “condemning Mr Mixture’s actions in the strongest possible terms.”
It said he endangered his own life, the lives of his workers and the lives of other road users.
It added that it was illegal to undertake work on a public highway without a permit.
A spokesman said at the time it was considering legal action.
But a spokesman said this week: “The Council can confirm it has not proceeded with criminal action against Mr Mixture.”