Waiting five years for road to be repaired
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