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Problem pole to be removed
4:00pm Friday 30th August 2013 in News
A POLE blocking a path could be an ‘accident waiting to happen’ by forcing pedestrians into the path of oncoming cars.
The pole has been on High Street in Dovercourt with no sign since March.
Pushchairs, wheelchairs and those on mobility scooters have had to dice with death stepping in the road to get round it.
The sign sits outside the former Queens Hotel which was destroyed in a fire in 2011.
Ramsey and Parkeston councillor David Smith was alerted to the problem despite it not being his ward.
He said: “It is an accident waiting to happen. Someone will get hurt.”
An Essex Highways spokesman said: “The pole in Dovercourt High Street no longer appears to be needed. Essex County Council will arrange for it to be removed.”