Essex Chambers of Commerce have been supporters of the need for a Third Lower Thames Crossing for some considerable time. One of the biggest complaints we received from members is about the need for investment in our roads network to address the congestion that road users face on a daily basis with the M25 and existing Dartford Crossings being some of the most affected areas.
We already see the existing crossings closed on a regular basis due to accidents or breakdowns resulting in considerable tail backs on the road network either side of the river. The delays they cause impact on businesses in time lost as a result which can be anything from half an hour upwards to several hours, in some cases this has led to businesses losing contracts as a result. It is not just time that is lost but also money and the additional costs to businesses incurred can range from tens of pounds through to several hundreds of pounds.
With further growth planned for the Thames Estuary, we believe that it is vital that this Third Lower Thames Crossing is constructed and urge businesses to engage with the consultation process for the project. Details of events being run by Highways England can be found below.
Denise Rossiter CEO of Essex Chambers said ‘We are extremely pleased that the Consultation has been launched for a ten week period. Essex Chambers have strongly supported the need for a Lower Thames Crossing along with its members from the very start. The time now is for businesses to have their say and we would encourage you to visit Highways England Website to learn more about this fantastic project that will help Essex prosper economically, logistically and be a global leader’.
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Wednesday 24th October 2pm to 9pm
West Horndon Village Hall, Thorndon Avenue, West Horndon, CM13 3TP
Saturday 27th October 9am to 9pm
Sunday 28th October 11am to 5pm
Lakeside Shopping Centre, West Thurrock Way, Grays, RM20 2ZP
Tuesday 30th October 2pm to 9pm
Tilbury Community Association, Civic Square, Tilbury, RM18 8AA
Tuesday 6th November 2pm to 9pm
Civic Hall, Blackshots Lane, Grays, RM16 2JU
Wednesday 14th November 2pm to 9pm
Linford Methodist Church, East Tilbury Road, Linford SS17 0QS
Friday 16th November 2pm to 9pm
Brandon Groves Community Club, Brandon Groves Avenue, South Ockendon, RM15 6TD
Saturday 17th November 12pm to 6pm
New Windmill Hall, St Mary's Lane, Upminster, RM14 2QH
Monday 19th November 2pm to 9pm
Holiday Inn Basildon, Cranes Farm Road, Waterfront Walk, Basildon, SS14 3DG
Thursday 22nd November 2pm to 9pm
St Mary Magdalene Church, Chuch Lane, North Ockendon, RM14 2QH
Monday 26th November 2pm to 9pm
Havering College of Further and Higher Education, 42 Ardleigh Road, Hornchurch, RM11 2LL
Wednesday 28th November 2pm to 9pm
Holiday Inn Brentwood, Brook Street, Brentwood, CM14 5NF
Friday 30th November 2pm to 9pm
Havering Town Hall, Main Road, Romford, RM1 3BD
Friday 7th December 2pm to 9pm
Chadwell Village Hall, Waterson Road, Chadwell St Mary, RM16 4NX