Large pothole on a Hornchurch road frustrates residents

PUBLISHED: 15:00 23 January 2018 | UPDATED: 15:16 23 January 2018

John Cross and Brian Steadman have complained to the council about the pothole outside of their homes in Suttons Lane

John Cross and Brian Steadman have complained to the council about the pothole outside of their homes in Suttons Lane


Hornchurch residents expressed their frustration as a large pothole outside their home grew in size, and became more hazardous.

John Cross, 62, and Brian Steadman from Suttons Lane, complained to Havering Council about a large pothole which they believe has been caused by buses that stop on their road.

John told the Recorder: “The hole has got even bigger, and the road is completely broken up, it’s terrible. As cars go by all the gravel from the pothole ends up outside of our properties.

“This high lights the issues with road maintenance in this area.”

A spokesman from Havering Council said: “After being alerted to an issue on Suttons Lane, a Council officer inspected the area on the same day (January 18) and ordered for a section of damaged carriageway, approximately 7m by 4m to be repaired as a priority.

“Following a further visit yesterday, the same officer noticed that a smaller area within the orginal damaged section required an urgent repair to keep the location safe until the wider resurfacing could be scheduled for completion.

“Some residents may have misinterpreted the emergency work as a permanent fix.

“It’s simply a make-safe temporary measure until the scheduled permanent repair is completed. Officers will continue to ensure the location is visited and kept safe until the resurfacing can be completed.”

Related articles

Latest Romford News Stories

3 minutes ago

Prof Ged Martin borrows from Shakespeare to celebrate a famous Havering factory

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this bank holiday weekend? Watch our three-minute Met Office video forecast.

The manoeuvrings at Havering Council on Wednesday evening underline why so many people feel that they can’t influence local politics.

Yesterday, 15:00

An illustrator has taken her first published book on a tour of primary schools to share her story about bullying and accepting cultural differences.

Yesterday, 12:45

As thousands of music lovers head to Upminster this bank holiday weekend for We Are FSTVL, here are some of the roads that may be closed during the festivities.

Yesterday, 12:37

Travellers hoping to use the District line this afternoon can expect minor delays on the Tube due to a signal failure.

Yesterday, 12:00

What’s happening in Havering this half-term?


The next step in renewable energy could be right beneath your feet as you walk through a Romford shopping centre.

There are many reasons people decide to join a gym. Some want to pack on muscle for strength, train for endurance, or lose weight. But did you know it also does wonders for your mental health? Two members at Romford’s Better Gym in the Market Place talk about their personal fitness journey and the importance of replacing bad habits with good ones.

Sean Watson, director at the family-run St Michaels Homes which runs Howard Lodge and Dudbrook Hall, answers the common questions people have about care homes.

Newsletter Sign Up

Romford Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists

News from your area


Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now