Thurrock Council pressuring Highways England to resolve litter plaguing the A1089
Thurrock Council is continuing to challenge Highways England to find a solution for the litter and lay-by problems plaguing the A1089.
The council has acknowleged that it is an ongoing action, and is placing additional pressure on Highways England to find a resolution.
Councillor Aaron Watkins, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Highways, said: “We are aware that there is still a problem on the A1089 and we are urging Highways England to take action to clear it up. I have been disappointed at the lack of action and attention which they have given to this issue.
“We know that this is a cause of concern to many of our residents and it is something we as a council take extremely seriously.
“We invest a great deal of money in keeping the borough clean and independent assessments from Keep Britain Tidy show that Thurrock is getting cleaner but this stretch of road, over which we have no control, is letting us down.
“I have had numerous communications and I will be raising this issue with them once again and telling them in the strongest possible terms that what they are currently doing is not good enough.
“I have already written to Highways England and the Secretary of State about this is and we will be continuing to apply pressure until this stretch of road is clean and tidy and creates a good impression of the borough.”
Thurrock Council’s team will be cleaning and clearing the section of the A13 the council is responsible for during the Great British Spring Clean.