Town's estate pothole problem investigated

PUBLISHED: 11:00 12 July 2014

Councillors Ian Parker and James Clayton with potholes on the Bournville estate.

Councillors Ian Parker and James Clayton with potholes on the Bournville estate.

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'NEGLECTED' roads on a Weston estate need Government money to repair potholes, according to ward councillors who have been researching the extent of the problem.

North Somerset Council has been given a Government grant of £650,000 to repair some of the district’s crumbling road surfaces.

South Ward councillors Ian Parker and James Clayton counted 29 potholes across the Bournville estate – compared to two on Oldmixon, three on the Coronation and just one in the Potteries.

Cllr Parker said: “The state of the roads leaves a bit to be desired. Some of the potholes are on junctions and others are quite deep.

“Having counted 29 on the Bournville, it leaves me to believe it has been neglected over the years.

“But having spoken to the officer administering the Government fund I was encouraged with the response from officers saying they will get people down there to repair some of the potholes.

“The proof is in the pudding. The surprising thing to me is there must have been council officers driving over those things and I’m surprised that they have not been reported and dealt with sooner.”

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