Wait­ing five years for road to be re­paired

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - - Letters And Opinion -

I write fur­ther to your ar­ti­cle ‘Driv­ers Fu­ri­ous Over Wait for Per­ma­nent Fix to Pot­holes’ [Gazette, Jan 18].

We have been wait­ing over five years for the large area out­side our prop­erty’s dropped kerb to be fixed as we wish to have a proper drive­way in­stalled. This area is now like a mud bath and cer­tainly not suit­able for works to be car­ried out.

Ev­ery time it rains we run the risk of a soak­ing from pass­ing ve­hi­cles as they drive through the large pud­dle. Much de­bris is also thrown into our gar­den, and shrubs have been killed by the salty wa­ter thrown up in win­ter.

Even when we get the car out of the garage we can, and have been, drenched and the car cov­ered by filthy wa­ter and stones. Last night some of the de­bris hit our house win­dow a few times.

This has been emailed sev­eral times to the KCC and each time we are told it has been passed to some­one else. We have re­quested a site visit when the weather is bad to show the full ex­tent of the mat­ter, but no con­tact has been made.

Added to this we now have a large pot­hole along­side this is­sue. It was ‘laugh­ably’ filled a cou­ple of weeks ago, bat­ted down with the back of a spade (took about five min­utes in to­tal) and of course the next ve­hi­cle to pass through it com­pacted the hole con­tents, im­me­di­ately caus­ing a fur­ther hazard. Now the orig­i­nal hole is reap­pear­ing. Gill Leith, Is­land Road, Sturry

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