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HJD
post Dec 25 2012, 09:18 AM
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Report on Newburytoday.

Mr Woodhams said: “I am disappointed that my suggestion of a spot the pothole hotline has been dropped.

“Public engagement is crucial to alert the council to potholes appearing. The motorists can pay a very high price for repairs.”


It is also quite possible that a Cyclist or Motorcylist could pay the ultimate price if they hit a pothole !!! angry.gif
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post Dec 25 2012, 09:36 AM
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QUOTE (HJD @ Dec 25 2012, 09:18 AM) *
Report on Newburytoday.

Mr Woodhams said: "I am disappointed that my suggestion of a spot the pothole hotline has been dropped.

"Public engagement is crucial to alert the council to potholes appearing. The motorists can pay a very high price for repairs."


It is also quite possible that a Cyclist or Motorcylist could pay the ultimate price if they hit a pothole !!! angry.gif



I agree that cyclist and Motorcyclist pay the ultimate price of potholes. As a keen cyclist and car user myself I have found that there has been no change in the roads and the potholes disappearing. On top of that I didn't even know there was a pothole hotline. Seeing as it is going to disappear I probably won't notice any change, nor, I doubt, will half of the Newbury motor users and cyclists.

It is no good have such a hotline if it wasn't going to be acted upon.
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Andy Capp
post Dec 25 2012, 10:30 AM
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QUOTE (GMR @ Dec 25 2012, 09:36 AM) *
On top of that I didn't even know there was a pothole hotline. Seeing as it is going to disappear I probably won't notice any change, nor, I doubt, will half of the Newbury motor users and cyclists.

" To report a pothole or problem with one of the district’s roads, call 01635 519080 or email customerservices@westberks.gov.uk "

BTW - if you phone, they will claim to have not heard about the pot hole before the call.


http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/2012/pothole...pped-by-council
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post Dec 25 2012, 10:58 AM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Dec 25 2012, 10:30 AM) *
" To report a pothole or problem with one of the district's roads, call 01635 519080 or email customerservices@westberks.gov.uk "

Isn't that pointless now? Seeing as they are closing down the hotline?

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BTW - if you phone, they will claim to have not heard about the pot hole before the call.


http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/2012/pothole...pped-by-council


Typical.
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post Dec 25 2012, 11:01 AM
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QUOTE (GMR @ Dec 25 2012, 10:58 AM) *
Isn't that pointless now? Seeing as they are closing down the hotline?

Read the article.
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post Dec 25 2012, 11:02 AM
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People who are posting in this thread are clearly the single Father's of this part of the world. tongue.gif


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post Dec 25 2012, 11:04 AM
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QUOTE (motormad @ Dec 25 2012, 11:02 AM) *
People who are posting in this thread are clearly the single Father's of this part of the world. tongue.gif

Or even filling in time before going to family for lunch. You assume too much.
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post Dec 25 2012, 11:26 AM
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QUOTE (JeffG @ Dec 25 2012, 11:01 AM) *
Read the article.


Why? Wasn't he concise enough?
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post Dec 25 2012, 11:27 AM
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QUOTE (JeffG @ Dec 25 2012, 11:04 AM) *
Or even filling in time before going to family for lunch. You assume too much.


Or going to Church and ask for forgiveness for their sins. wink.gif
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post Dec 25 2012, 11:31 AM
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QUOTE (motormad @ Dec 25 2012, 11:02 AM) *
People who are posting in this thread are clearly the single Father's of this part of the world. tongue.gif

QUOTE (JeffG @ Dec 25 2012, 11:04 AM) *
Or even filling in time before going to family for lunch. You assume too much.

Yes, it is called keeping out of the way. tongue.gif
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post Dec 25 2012, 11:33 AM
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QUOTE (GMR @ Dec 25 2012, 10:58 AM) *
Isn't that pointless now? Seeing as they are closing down the hotline?

Where does it say that? huh.gif
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post Dec 25 2012, 11:40 AM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Dec 25 2012, 11:33 AM) *
Where does it say that? huh.gif


It said - in the title - it was dropped. Granted I didn't read beyond that (i.e. the link) but what the heck. This is a forum with plenty of know it all's ready and waiting to correct me or anybody else if we should make a slip into the abyss. At least it keeps them occupied. Look at it as my Christmas present to the pedantic. laugh.gif wink.gif
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post Dec 25 2012, 05:19 PM
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QUOTE (HJD @ Dec 25 2012, 09:18 AM) *
Mr Woodhams said: “I am disappointed that my suggestion of a spot the pothole hotline has been dropped.

Common sense rules for a change. One of the dafter Lib Dem ideas - there is already a number to call to report potholes. What difference would another phone number make? Calling it a 'hotline' wouldn't make the repairs happen any sooner - just wind up those who think it should.


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post Dec 25 2012, 08:06 PM
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QUOTE (GMR @ Dec 25 2012, 11:40 AM) *
It said - in the title - it was dropped. Granted I didn't read beyond that (i.e. the link) but what the heck. This is a forum with plenty of know it all's ready and waiting to correct me or anybody else if we should make a slip into the abyss. At least it keeps them occupied. Look at it as my Christmas present to the pedantic. laugh.gif wink.gif

Nothing to do with 'know it alls', just establish some facts before spouting the odds will do.
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Andy Capp
post Dec 25 2012, 08:07 PM
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QUOTE (blackdog @ Dec 25 2012, 05:19 PM) *
Common sense rules for a change. One of the dafter Lib Dem ideas - there is already a number to call to report potholes. What difference would another phone number make? Calling it a 'hotline' wouldn't make the repairs happen any sooner - just wind up those who think it should.

Exactly; they are quite prepared to ignore calls already, let alone have a hot line to achieve the same result.
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post Dec 25 2012, 09:05 PM
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I have reported problems on the website - to Streetcare - and achieved the desired outcome. I had no knowledge of a 'Pothole Hotline'.
The ability to report faults remains, without the cost of an (apparently u-used) line.

What is the problem?
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Andy Capp
post Dec 25 2012, 09:16 PM
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QUOTE (NWNREADER @ Dec 25 2012, 09:05 PM) *
I have reported problems on the website - to Streetcare - and achieved the desired outcome. I had no knowledge of a 'Pothole Hotline'.
The ability to report faults remains, without the cost of an (apparently u-used) line.

What is the problem?

Agreed, a non story in my view, however, unattended potholes seem to be on the increase.
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post Dec 25 2012, 10:08 PM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Dec 25 2012, 09:16 PM) *
Agreed, a non story in my view, however, unattended potholes seem to be on the increase.


You want them attended? Volunteers or paid staff?

There will be an increase at the moment as the recent frosts and current rains will rip up the surface.
Report, report, report......
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Andy Capp
post Dec 26 2012, 10:52 AM
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QUOTE (NWNREADER @ Dec 25 2012, 10:08 PM) *
You want them attended? Volunteers or paid staff?

By the same means as before would do; potholes can be dangerous and a failure to repair them properly will mean an even bigger bill later.
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post Dec 26 2012, 11:38 AM
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You could effectively fill in potholes with some of that excuse for Christmas pudding I was served at the Newbury Hilton the other day!!
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