COUNTY COUNCIL’S SELF PROMOTION GALLING
I read with exasperation your article on Buckinghamshire County Council’s (BCC’S) new forum to have ‘digital in our DNA’ to revolutionise our transport.
This is surely glossing over the farce which they preside over when fixing our roads.
I have observed numerous potholes which get filled, only to be refilled when the fill has fallen out.
Hardly surprising as repairs are carried when soaking wet and with no tar to bond and edge seal.
Under Freedom of Information, I asked how many needed refilling in the area in the past five years.
The answer, they do not know, they don’t store the information in a way they can retrieve it.
Lucky for Ringway Jacobs who does the work; the worse the quality, the more they get paid.
Mark Shaw of BCC, who is paid in excess of £150,000 to manage the roads, did not answer my request for a comment.
Maybe they need to spend less on vision and more on the basics.
This follows on from the prior week’s article on education where BCC’s cabinet member for education was praising their forward planning for schools.
Can I remind them they were the principal culprits causing the loss of the Holy Cross school facilities in Chalfont St Peter.
They were asked if there was need to retain the school facilities; they said they did not know as they had not done a needs survey.
Chiltern took that as a ‘no’ and residents in Chalfont know what followed.
No school and 600 new houses in the village with the likelihood of hundreds more to come in Chiltern’s latest plan.
The survey has still not been carried out.
Not much forward planning there; perhaps Mr Mohammed can tell us in BCC’s next self promotion article where the influx of children will be educated?