Place to report road problems
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