Coun­cil­lors’ joy at road works

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News - By ADAM UREN adam.uren@pe­ter­bor­oughto­

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.

Pic­ture: Paul Franks.

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)

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