Pub­lic urged to re­port pot­holes

County coun­cil gets cash for re­pairs

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Jack Abell jack.abell@trin­i­tymir­

VIL­LAGERS are be­ing en­cour­aged to rid their roads of pot­holes by re­port­ing them to the county coun­cil.

Peo­ple liv­ing in Ger­rards Cross are be­ing told by the parish coun­cil to let the county coun­cil know of any road de­fects so they can be fixed.

The parish coun­cil or­gan­ised a pot­hole of the month con­test ear­lier this year, en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to send in pic­tures of the worst ex­am­ples to win a bot­tle of cham­pagne.

That con­test is no longer run­ning, but the parish coun­cil still wants peo­ple to make their feel­ings known on the is­sue.

Se­vere win­ter weather caused set­backs to the county coun­cil’s re­pair plans, with pro­longed heavy rain­fall and flood­ing in ar­eas of Bucks lead­ing to many more pot­holes open­ing up.

The govern­ment gave £2.5mil­lion to the county coun­cil ear­lier this year to help com­bat the prob­lem, and in June it re­ceived another £1m.

The A413 be­tween Ger­rards Cross and Chal­font St Peter has re­cently been the sub­ject of resur­fac­ing work, and it is hoped work will be car­ried out at other lo­ca­tions around the vil­lage.

Parish coun­cil chair­man

Im­por­tant that peo­ple

make the county coun­cil aware of where the

prob­lems are”

Chris Brown said: “The con­test was a bit of fun, but we do want work to be car­ried out here, so it’s im­por­tant that peo­ple make the county coun­cil aware of where the prob­lems are.”

The parish coun­cil web­site urges peo­ple to “Make Ger­rards Cross roads safer. Re­port pot­holes and road de­fects di­rectly to www. trans­port­for­ BCC-re­port-a-prob­lem.”

Peo­ple can also get in touch with the county coun­cil by calling 0845 230 2882.

Af­ter the ex­tra cash was given to the county coun­cil in June, cabi­net mem­ber for trans­port Ruth Vigor-Hed­derly wel­comed the grant, say­ing it would be used ‘wisely to re­pair as many [roads] as pos­si­ble’.

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