Councillors’ joy at road works
PERSISTENCE from councillors in the Park Ward has paid off as two pot-hole plagued streets have finally been resurfaced.
Councillors John Peach and Pam Kreling have been appealing for the last 18 months for Peterborough City Council to resurface Cecil Road and St Martin’s Road.
The roads had been causing major problems to residents, with temporary patch-up jobs on pot-holes not standing the test of time and being ripped up, giving car drivers a bumpy and potentially car-damaging ride.
But after a year-and-a-half of waiting, the roads have been resurfaced with Cecil Road worked on between May 26 and 28 and St Martin’s Road, between Victoria Street and Lincoln Road junctions, between June 3 and 10.
Cllr Peach said: “A lot of roads were damaged following the snow and freezing weather but these roads have been badly pot-holed for well over a year and we have had lots of complaints.
“The council has a priority list of roads that urgently need attention and luckily this time around we were able to get the roads to the top of the list and get the work done.
“The road was not only uneven but it also looked unsightly due to the patched-up areas of concrete.”
Councillors Peach, Kreling and Yvonne Lowndes keep in regular contact with their ward’s constitu- ents with weekly email newsletters and hand-delivered newsletters every other month.
They actively encourage residents to contact them with issues and are pleased that they were able to come through with a result this time.
Cllr Peach said: “Most people are not concerned about the strategic reviews published by the council, they are concerned about the things which affect their daily lives, like roads, bin collections or people sleeping rough or squatting nearby.
“This success was essentially borne out of residents coming to us and us taking up their cause and representing their views to bring some improvements to the ward.”
Residents in Park Ward can contact Cllr Peach on 01733 340184; Cllr Kreling on 01733 310996; or Cllr Lowndes on 01733 565561.
HARD AT WORK: Road workers re-surfacing Cecil Road, which they had completed within 48-hours of getting started on the long-awaited job. (METP-26-05-10PF301)