30 August 2018
Recently there have been several enquiries from members regarding the closure of Hubbards Close by the installation of a gate where the road joins the A127 by The Moorings Garage.
The main comments has been ” This gate is blocking a public right of way and can we get it removed?”
In fact for several years , with the assistance of EPAGRA and local councillor Roger Ramsey , the residents of Hubbards Close have been campaigning to have some form of restriction to stop this road being used as a rat run from the A127.
This have been mad worse by the work being carried out on the Ardleigh Green Bridge and subsequent traffic congestion . Some mornings there have been over 300 vehicle using the road in less than an hour.
It has been determined that the area of the road that meets with the A127 is private and as such the owner has elected to have a gate fitted.
During my four year term as Chairman the matter was often discussed at our monthly meetings and , as always, the meetings have been open to members to attend.
The answer to the question therefor is
It is not a public right of way and EPAGRA has no reason to campaign for its removal.