Village potholes ‘are ridiculous’
‘Grass cutting money should be used’
A VILLAGER is up in arms about road maintenance in her area and has taken the county council to task.
Karoline Lamb, of Bottrells Lane, Chalfont St Giles, is also ‘particularly angry’ with the council’s grass cutting policy and says that if it continues at this current rate there will be no grass left along the verges in her lane.
But the response she received from the council has left her disappointed as she says the money used for grass cutting ‘should be put towards road maintenance because our roads are really, really bad’.
Mrs Lamb believes the council are wasting money on cutting grass verges given the state of the road, adding ‘most people cut their own grass verges’.
She said: “I’ve got a bike and if you don’t know where the potholes are it’s quite dangerous. You can’t go on the pavements. You’ve got all these potholes, far too many.
“You put up with so many things and this is getting quite ridiculous. It’s not good enough. We’re stuck with all these horrible potholes.”
Councillor Mark Shaw, who responded to Mrs Lamb originally as he is the portfolio holder for transportation, said the
You put up with so many things and this is getting quite
council had to ‘difficult constraints’ and funding’.
He added that there were no ‘category one defects’ along the road but the ‘category two defects’ will be monitored in case of future deterioration.
Mr Shaw said: “On a more positive note for Mrs Lamb, I am delighted to announce that the section of Bottrells Lane between the High Street and Mill Lane is included on a programme of work, with resurfacing due to take place in July/August this year.
“This relates to the extra £10million we are investing in the road network on top of the existing £15m road renewal programme plus the extra £3m plane and patch scheme that I announced last week.”
work budget ‘limited