Roads

Over many months I have read with interest many letters and articles in your newspaper concerned about the condition of the many roads in the

Over many months I have read with interest many letters and articles in your newspaper concerned about the condition of the many roads in the North Somerset area. The council have come under a great deal of criticism from many motorists about their lack of effort in dealing with potholes. While I do not think North Somerset Council is blameless, some of the responsibility must be shouldered by two companies, Brabantia and Sonnet Kitchens who occupy premises on the West End Trading Estate. I am sure most Nailsea residents cannot fail to have noticed the phenomenal increase in the number of juggernauts currently pounding the route between Nailsea and the M5. I estimate in excess of 50, 44 ton juggernauts a day, with most of them serving these two companies. Some foreign drivers already park overnight and sleep in their cabs outside Brabantia. The route to the M5 was never designed to cope with these juggernauts and is littered with potholes, sunken kerbs, demolished walls and possibly damaged house foundations in the years to come if this situation goes unchecked. Could I suggest that the local action team in their efforts to improve our road conditions investigate the reasons why after years of relative calm on our roads we must now put up with the noise, pollution and damage caused by these juggernauts because some companies have decided to change their working methods. Alan Plumpton - Hillcrest Road, Nailsea


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