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Blake
post Apr 20 2011, 09:58 AM
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I see at the budget the government allocated £900m for road repairs.

Yet in West Berks, I barely see a penny of that being spent.

Some roads are horrific; ever tried cycling through Brimpton or along Enborne Rd? The level crossing at Thatcham itself has 3 massive holes now.

When is this going to be sorted out? Just paid my road tax £140 a year now plus record gas prices of now at least £6 a gallon (mostly tax). Can someone take my tax in these cases AND FIX OUR ROADS SOON!!
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post Apr 20 2011, 10:08 AM
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QUOTE (Blake @ Apr 20 2011, 10:58 AM) *
I see at the budget the government allocated £900m for road repairs.

Yet in West Berks, I barely see a penny of that being spent.

Some roads are horrific; ever tried cycling through Brimpton or along Enborne Rd? The level crossing at Thatcham itself has 3 massive holes now.

When is this going to be sorted out? Just paid my road tax £140 a year now plus record gas prices of now at least £6 a gallon (mostly tax). Can someone take my tax in these cases AND FIX OUR ROADS SOON!!

Add Fir tree lane and The old Bath road Speen to that list. Both are appalling.


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post Apr 20 2011, 10:42 AM
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I don't have a problem, the Bentley just floate over the roadsurface ! Strange.


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Andy Capp
post Apr 20 2011, 12:15 PM
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QUOTE (Turin Machine @ Apr 20 2011, 11:42 AM) *
I don't have a problem, the Bentley just floate over the roadsurface ! Strange.

Do you have, or have you had a Maserati?
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Richard Garvie
post Apr 20 2011, 12:28 PM
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A4 between Thatcham and Newbury is very poor too, especially when it rains as pedestrians get soaked!!!
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post Apr 20 2011, 12:49 PM
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QUOTE (Richard Garvie @ Apr 20 2011, 01:28 PM) *
A4 between Thatcham and Newbury is very poor too, especially when it rains as pedestrians get soaked!!!


The Roads Infrastructure needs £10,000,000,000 spent on it by estimates to bring it up to standard. Unfortunately we don't have £10 Billion spare at the moment. Too busy fighting wars and giving aid to countries such as Pakistan. blink.gif
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post Apr 20 2011, 12:51 PM
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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Apr 20 2011, 01:49 PM) *
The Roads Infrastructure needs £10,000,000,000 spent on it by estimates to bring it up to standard. Unfortunately we don't have £10 Billion spare at the moment. Too busy fighting wars and giving aid to countries such as Pakistan. blink.gif

Who are spending their money on maintaining a nuclear weapon. sad.gif


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post Apr 20 2011, 01:00 PM
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QUOTE (Bloggo @ Apr 20 2011, 01:51 PM) *
Who are spending their money on maintaining a nuclear weapon. sad.gif


Agreed. It's time this Country started looking after number one rather than being interfering busy bodies. We still have this hangover imperialistic mentality of being the Worlds police. We are not and cannot afford to be. angry.gif
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post Apr 20 2011, 01:09 PM
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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Apr 20 2011, 02:00 PM) *
Agreed. It's time this Country started looking after number one rather than being interfering busy bodies. We still have this hangover imperialistic mentality of being the Worlds police. We are not and cannot afford to be. angry.gif

Yeh, let them pay to fix their own pot holes. wink.gif


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post Apr 20 2011, 02:32 PM
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QUOTE (Richard Garvie @ Apr 20 2011, 01:28 PM) *
A4 between Thatcham and Newbury is very poor too, especially when it rains as pedestrians get soaked!!!

I immediately had a vision of a covered walkway from Newbury to Thatcham, laugh.gif
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post Apr 20 2011, 05:20 PM
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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Apr 20 2011, 02:00 PM) *
Agreed. It's time this Country started looking after number one rather than being interfering busy bodies. We still have this hangover imperialistic mentality of being the Worlds police. We are not and cannot afford to be. angry.gif

Don't you think there might be more to our 'aid' than meets the eye?
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post Apr 20 2011, 06:08 PM
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QUOTE (Blake @ Apr 20 2011, 10:58 AM) *
ever tried cycling through Brimpton or along Enborne Rd?

I don't know about cycling, but driving along Enborne Road is a lot better now since they resurfaced it.
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post Apr 20 2011, 08:17 PM
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QUOTE (blackdog @ Apr 20 2011, 02:32 PM) *
I immediately had a vision of a covered walkway from Newbury to Thatcham, laugh.gif


Haha, that would be nice, a tunnel!!! In reality, it's the massive puddles and pot holes which are the issue!!!
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post Apr 20 2011, 08:38 PM
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I have just forked out £600 on my car - all suspension related and damaged alloys - in the garage they just shook their heads and said pot-holes !
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post Apr 20 2011, 09:23 PM
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QUOTE (Sidney @ Apr 20 2011, 09:38 PM) *
I have just forked out £600 on my car - all suspension related and damaged alloys - in the garage they just shook their heads and said pot-holes !

Well, if you will drive around like Bo & Luke Duke.....
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post Apr 20 2011, 09:29 PM
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QUOTE (Sidney @ Apr 20 2011, 09:38 PM) *
I have just forked out £600 on my car - all suspension related and damaged alloys - in the garage they just shook their heads and said pot-holes !

My, my.... shook head and said "potholes". Did he have a twin brother who worked there who shook his head and said "Speed Humps...." ?
Biggest scam going... If in doubt replace the suspension or blame any slightly iffy work (that isn't really needed in truth) in those pesky speed hump or potholes rolleyes.gif My brother-in-law works in a local garage and the manager is always pushing to squeeze that extra bit of work out of every car that comes in.
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post Apr 20 2011, 09:31 PM
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QUOTE (Sidney @ Apr 20 2011, 09:38 PM) *
I have just forked out £600 on my car - all suspension related and damaged alloys - in the garage they just shook their heads and said pot-holes !
Perhaps you should drive a bit slower?
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post Apr 20 2011, 09:34 PM
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In the main, I find speed humps to be a greater 'nuisance' than pot holes.
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post Apr 20 2011, 09:38 PM
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QUOTE (Blake @ Apr 20 2011, 10:58 AM) *
The level crossing at Thatcham itself has 3 massive holes now.

It actually has four pretty massive holes now. Been there for weeks. When I've phoned and asked about them apparently Highways have been pushing Network Rail to get them filled but are tied to when Network Rail can arrange a road closure and diversion (overnight when the trains aren't running) The holes are in the length of road between the barriers so are not WBC responsibility and they cannot work on them. It's all down to the railways on that one.. There are signs up saying an overnight closure is imminent so hopefully will be sorted soon though.
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post Apr 20 2011, 09:41 PM
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QUOTE (Blake @ Apr 20 2011, 10:58 AM) *
; ever tried cycling through Brimpton or along Enborne Rd?

Sod the cyclists.... they don't pay to use the roads anyway so should quit their moaning.... laugh.gif
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