by Peter Harris on 24 April, 2013
Following pressure from me, the County Council has, at last, produced its own assessment of the roads in Southwell Caunton and the villages.
Residents point out the poor state of their local roads and have said how poorly repairs are made to potholes in this area.
Astonishingly of the over 1620 roads and pavements in our area, less than one third  are in a ‘good’ or better shape. These official assessments are done by the Council’s own Highways Officers!
One resident said that a repair to a pothole, made by throwing in asphalt into the hole, and then driving over it with the tyres of the asphalt lorry, was a pothole again within days.
I am campaigning for a better way. Although it might costs a little more in the first instance, better repairs are safer and more long lasting.
With over 470 roads and pavements classed as Poor or not inspected, we need to have a better way of doing things.
At a time when money is short – we need to be even more careful how our Council Tax is spent. It seems that this message has not been understood by the Conservatives at County Hall. It is time for a change here.
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