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Published: 17 January 2014
ReturnLoads.net can report that after helping move on lorries using the Borough’s new superport parked in his community a Stanford-le-Hope councillor has pledged to be vigilant and is calling on the docks owners and Thurrock Council to ensure that it doesn’t happen again.
Stanford East and Corringham Town representative, Counseller Phil Smith sprang into action last Wednesday evening after spotting lorries origin-ating from the DP World-owned London Gateway port parked on the slip road from Southend Road to the Manorway in Stanford.
“I drove on to the Manorway to be greeted by a row of container lorries parked on the slip road. I contacted DP World and the Council to get the container lorries removed and ensure this does not happen again.
“The slip road was clear by 8pm with no sign of lorries being parked along the length of the Manorway.
“As councillor for Stanford East and Corringham Town I will be working with the Council to ensure that this does not happen again and I am calling on the authority to designate the Manorway from the A13 and to what will be the new Sorrells Roundabout as a ‘Clearway’.
“During the approval process for the port we asked for and were given assurances that DP World had sufficient parking available on site. I would ask DP World to contact the various hauliers and tell them that parking is available on site and also make it clear that stopping on the public highway will lead to them being fined and possibly clamped.”
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