Peter Harris

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Archive for the ‘Transport’ Category

For four years, I have been been calling for more action to tackle the state of our roads after years of neglect by subsequent Tory and Labour administrations at County Hall. Miraculously just days before the election this Thursday the Conservatives have announced they intend to alter the way in which they repair roads. Our […]

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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 […]

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County Council ditches 20mph

by Peter Harris on 16 April, 2013

It seems that the County Council has given up on residents’ calls for a 20mph zone in their residential areas. Sadly, despite calls for a slow speed zone across Southwell, the County Council has ceased to implement a 20mph zone anywhere in Southwell. Now, they even say that they are  not prepared to have one […]

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Still no response on the condition of our roads!

by Peter Harris on 8 April, 2013

Despite reminders and requests, the County Council have still not responded to my request for their own assessment of the condition of roads. I will let you know when the County Council publish their assessment – and you can read what they say about the roads – and if the Conservative controlled County Council has […]

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Is this the worst road in Nottinghamshire?

by Peter Harris on 2 April, 2013

  The Conservatives have already admitted publically that ‘they have gone backwards’ in repairing roads in Nottinghamshire since they promised four years ago to repair our roads. I seem to have discovered one of the very worst roads in the County – Arnold Avenue in Southwell. Within a space of twenty metres there are fifteen […]

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So many residents have complained to me about the state of the roads, I have asked Nottinghamshire County Council to inform me of their own assessment of the roads in Southwell and Caunton. I have regularly reported significant potholes all across our area – one of the latest here. It is very disappointing to see […]

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Potter Lane Road Surface

by Peter Harris on 7 March, 2013

Thank you to everyone who raised with us the problems of the road surface on Potter Lane during our ‘Residents Door Visits’ last Sunday. Local Lib Dem Councillor Peter Harris has reported in the following potholes for repair: Between Appleby & Shardales – Reference No: 102671916 Around the manhole cover outside Mowcroft – Reference No: 102671940 […]

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Please Slow Down on Newark Road, Wellow

by Peter Harris on 7 March, 2013

We all know that cars and HGV lorries are being driven too fast along Newark Road and through our village. We have been in contact with the Conservative run District and County Council to ask them to move the 30mph zone sign to the entrance of the village to help slow traffic before it enters the village. The […]

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I have just heard from Peter Topliss the County Council’s Senior Project Engineer (Newark Area) Tel 01623 873937 that Lower Kirklington Road Southwell (between Kirklington Road and Springfield Road) will have carriageway resurfacing – Peter says that this is ‘ dependent on Severn Trent schemes in the area being complete so may be deferred to […]

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Since my last report there has been a full cycle of Committee meetings; the next Cabinet meeting is Thursday Feb 21 evening. At the Cabinet Meeting on Thursday Jan 17 the Cabinet raised the rent for houses in Southwell, some increases will be over 6% on top of rises of 6.8% in the previous year. […]

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