Astonished by market move

I was astonished to read the article in the Broadcast about the intended move of the weekly market to Market Place. I live on The Downs, which will be affected. Since moving here from London over six years ago, the traffic in The Downs has increased a l

I was astonished to read the article in the Broadcast about the intended move of the weekly market to Market Place.

I live on The Downs, which will be affected. Since moving here from London over six years ago, the traffic in The Downs has increased a lot, plus we have had cottages built which has caused a blind spot.

So the danger getting out of your own driveway has increased. I have already had an accident this March (my first ever) getting out of my driveway, a Jag doing about 45mph hit me and both cars were damaged.

Obviously The Downs is a 'rat run', and unfortunately the increase of houses in the area, has also increased the traffic. Since the school has moved, the 30 mph signs have also been moved.


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I have tried several times to contact UDC and Essex CC and even e-mailed local MPs for a mirror or something to slow the traffic down, but no one has ever got back to me.

It feels like the UDC does not care. They are a law unto themselves and will do whatever they want to do.

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To have this market moved would just make matters worse.

Several of us on The Downs park across the road, but the police are now putting a stop to this. We are in a no win situation.

I lived in London for 32 years and our local MPs there would put the UDC to shame. When I first moved to Great Dunmow, I felt privileged to live here, but I feel very disillusioned now.

Mrs P Hill, The Downs, Great Dunmow

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