Place to re­port road prob­lems

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - - Letters And Opinion -

I am in­trigued to see (March 23) that Kent County Coun­cil has been granted £2.2m of fund­ing to help fix pot­holes across the county.

It seems that not that many peo­ple I speak to know that KCC has a re­port­ing func­tion on its pub­lic web­site where any­one can log and re­port is­sues with the roads, pave­ments, light­ing and any­thing else that KCC High­ways deals with.

The page is named “Re­port a prob­lem on the road or pave­ment” and can be eas­ily found by Google search or sim­i­lar.

I have used it many times mostly for pot­holes and bro­ken sur­faces, but also for light­ing and sign prob­lems and over­grown trees and bushes block­ing the pave­ments.

Un­for­tu­nately, de­spite all such re­ports be­ing ac­knowl­edged, not many re­sult in phys­i­cal ac­tion.

A stock re­ply might be that it does not yet meet their cri­te­ria to be re­paired.

Any­one who reg­u­larly drives into Can­ter­bury from Chartham will know that the roads are in a pretty poor con­di­tion.

Bro­ken sur­faces at each end of Than­ing­ton con­tinue to get worse on a daily ba­sis. But these do not ap­par­ently meet the cri­te­ria for re­pair!

Many of the traf­fic prob­lems in the city are not helped by poor road lay­outs, bad driver eti­quette and a sheer lack of in­vest­ment in al­ter­na­tive routes and im­prove­ments. We need ac­tion NOW to up­grade road Chartham

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