Road resurfacing row

PUBLISHED: 10:04 02 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:30 25 May 2010

THE resurfacing of roads on a Portishead housing estate has left residents fuming.

THE resurfacing of roads on a Portishead housing estate has left residents fuming.

Pensioner Eileen Holder, of Greenfield Park, said she was pleased to see the road outside her home being resurfaced 38 years after it was last done.

However, Mrs Holder saw red when contractors left a strip of road at the back of her house without tarmac.

Mrs Holder said: "Goodness knows why they have left this small area without a new surface when they have resurfaced right up to the doors on other garages in the street.

"There is a lip where the old surface meets the new - it is not even feathered in to make it even.

"There are now two different levels right outside my back gate which is dangerous, I think it's outrageous that it can be left like this."

Mrs Holder, aged 76, is not the only Greenfield Park resident upset by this.

Neighbour Val Summers said: "I don't feel this is acceptable, leaving one patch of road without new surface is spoiling the appearance of the lot."

Mrs Holder says she does not own the land outside her back garden and feels it is the council's responsibility to maintain it, however, North Somerset Council says the land has not been adopted by them.

Council spokesman Nick Yates said: "We are not being churlish, we need to look after council tax payers' money and have to draw a line somewhere.

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