Public urged to report potholes
County council gets cash for repairs
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.
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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. transportforbucks.net/ 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’.