Name your worst

PEOPLE in Portishead are being asked to nominate their worst road or pavement as part of a drive to repair them. Councillors in the town are asking residents to identify pothole hotspots, cracked pavement and bumpy roads. The move follows a pledge by the

PEOPLE in Portishead are being asked to nominate their worst road or pavement as part of a drive to repair them.Councillors in the town are asking residents to identify pothole hotspots, cracked pavement and bumpy roads.The move follows a pledge by the new Tory run North Somerset Council to pour millions of pounds into repairing the district's roads.Leaflets will be delivered to thousands of homes across the town over the next few weeks giving details of how to report poor roads and pavements.A list of the top three roads in each ward will then be sent to North Somerset Council highways chiefs.Portishead councillor Alan McMurray said: "There are a lot of roads in the town which need attention."In my ward there are particular areas of concern such as Lower Down Road which has been dug up and patched so many times, it is a real mess."It is very bumpy in places and I think it is dangerous not only for motorists but cyclists and motorbike riders too. We want local people to tell us which areas of the town they are concerned about so we can look at fixing them subject to available budgets."Cllr McMurray also said reports of poor pavements would also be welcomed.He added: "One example is the pavement outside the cemetery at North Weston as that is diabolical and very dangerous for people visiting the burial ground."North Somerset Council leader Councillor Nigel Ashton has ordered a complete review of every department at the authority to identify where money can be saved to spend on the area's crumbling roads.* What is the worst road in Portishead? Are you surrounded by gaping potholes where you live? Write and tell us at Mailbox, North Somerset Times, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW or email us your views at nstimes@archant.co.uk


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