Essex County Council are responsible for most of the roads, footways, public rights of way and other key highway related assets in its area. ECC delivers most of the services through Essex Highways, a partnership between ECC and Ringway Jacobs, its managing contractor. You will often see Essex Highways branded vehicles and operatives out and about on the Essex network. ECC are responsible for potholes, street lighting, grass verge damage, kerb defect, pavement defect, road lining/marking defect.

To report a new highway issue online: click here or telephone 0345 603 7631.
To review the status of previously reported highway issues, by either a reference number or seaching the location: click here 
Essex County Council Compliments, Comments and Complaints details: click here 


The Strood railings were repaired but sadly many sections have been damaged again. Many of the breaks in the fencing have been due to vehicles crashing through the railings and this is a costly expense for Essex County Council.
If you witness any vehicles damaging the Strood railings or other Essex County Council property please report it via email to: Green.Claims@essex.gov.uk 
For more details: click here 


Road surfacing update, please click on the link for more details: essex highways 


To view the Highways live link: click here 


Do you have land, including your garden, near a road? Please make sure your roadside ditches are clear and any trees and hedges are cut back ahead of winter.
Blocked ditches can cause floods on the road which can freeze to form lethal ice. Trees left unmaintained can blow over or shed branches onto the road. 


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Contact Details

West Mersea Town Council
10 Melrose Road, West Mersea
Colchester, Essex, CO5 8JD


Email: carol.fountain@westmerseatowncouncil.gov.uk
Telephone: 01206 382128

Office opening hours:
Monday & Friday
9am to 12pm.

You can still contact us by telephone and email at other times.