Last chance to have your say on The Bell junction consultation

September 3, 2018 by Southend Borough Council


Residents and road users have until 5pm Sunday 9 September to have their say on the planned highways improvements at The Bell junction.

The council released the three highways options on 16 July and residents, businesses and road users have been able to give their views on each option.

Over 160 people attended two public consultations held in July, at Prince Avenue Academy (Tuesday 17 July) and at Earls Hall Primary School (Wednesday 18 July), with the online consultation still ongoing.

Cllr Andrew Moring, cabinet member for infrastructure, said: “In the first eight weeks of the consultation we have seen a lot of very interesting ideas that will help us deliver a junction improvement that will benefit residents, visitors and commuters.

“With just under a week to go, I am urging residents to complete the consultation, if they haven’t done so already. Your views play an integral part in the delivery of this project, and the more responses we receive, the better the project will meet the needs of residents, businesses and commuters.

“We have received vast amounts of comments on social media regarding the works, however these comments are not officially recorded, so it is vital you fill out the questionnaire so that your views are heard.”

To fill out a questionnaire online, or to access the Stickyworld consultation, please visit www.bettersouthend.co.uk

Hard copies of the questionnaire are available upon request at the Civic Centre, Victoria Avenue, SS2 6ER. 

A127 corridor improvements

The A127 has undergone a number of improvements at strategic junctions starting with Progress Road and Cuckoo Corner in 2010/11, Tesco Roundabout in 2014/15, with Kent Elms nearing completion and The Bell to be complete prior to 2020/21. Those schemes that have been completed to date have improved the performance at each of the junctions and have contributed to an improved A127 corridor. The Bell scheme will also manage traffic better and contribute to improved air quality.

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