Highways officials are investing nearly £500,000 on road schemes in our district.

The Braintree District Local Highways Panel approved 30 schemes at a meeting last month.

Approved schemes, which will be carried out by Essex Highways, include new bus stops outside the Swan, in Sible Hedingham, and additional junction signs in Station Road, Earls Colne.

Panel chairman Roger Walters said: “Our panel members have worked hard to select schemes that improve the quality and safety of our highways.”