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SirWilliam
post May 11 2018, 12:17 PM
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Not a day goes by without the pothole issue being raised and figures that would shame the GDP of most Countries offered as the cost both in repair and in damage, yet how many of the whinging Audi, ( other makes are available ), drivers would consider driving slower and using that round thing in front of them to steer around the hole? Oh no! Let's throw money at the problem and to h**l with the NHS needs or elderly care. I agree that those wretched traffic humps are the worst culprit as there is no way of avoiding them but if nothing else a hole in the road should reduce speed without the need for expensive cameras etc. If you want to experience Newbury's tarmac problems try pushing a wheelchair along pavements that have been dug up more times than one can remember and never left in a flat state. Even those pavements that are reasonable good have poor access points because of 2 or 3 inch disparity, or are blocked off by a parked car. Do we ever hear the disabled complain? If they do I doubt anyone listens as numerically they are very much a minority and therefore don't matter. angry.gif angry.gif angry.gif


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On the edge
post May 18 2018, 08:05 PM
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Well, Andy Capp, as you'll see from the latest Newbury Advertiser, WBC are on top of the pothole situation, from what Councillor Clifford reported, we are doing better than many other Councils making good the problems compounded by last seasons far worse than average weather. She also pointed out that a pothole that is an immediate hazard is made safe within two hours from time repair is ordered. They are spending 50 percent more on thus sort of routine maintenance as they did last year - yes, more. not less. She went on to say people are noticing they are doing a pretty good job. So, Andy what's the problem?


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- SirWilliam   Potholes and one behind the wheel.   May 11 2018, 12:17 PM
- - DereckT   Hi Sir William You indeed make some good points, b...   May 11 2018, 07:10 PM
- - Andy Capp   Exactly; it’s a health risk for other road users, ...   May 12 2018, 05:22 AM
- - On the edge   It's ironic that footpaths should be used as a...   May 12 2018, 06:33 AM
- - SirWilliam   I agree that for two wheeled transport it is life ...   May 12 2018, 08:32 AM
- - On the edge   Quite agree. The good old vox pop interview, the ...   May 12 2018, 10:31 AM
- - Andy Capp   There’s nothing safer about having to concentrate ...   May 12 2018, 02:37 PM
|- - On the edge   QUOTE (Andy Capp @ May 12 2018, 03:37 PM)...   May 12 2018, 04:20 PM
|- - x2lls   QUOTE (On the edge @ May 12 2018, 05:20 P...   May 12 2018, 10:56 PM
||- - On the edge   QUOTE (x2lls @ May 12 2018, 11:56 PM) Rou...   May 13 2018, 06:23 AM
|- - je suis Charlie   QUOTE (On the edge @ May 12 2018, 05:20 P...   May 12 2018, 11:09 PM
|- - Andy Capp   QUOTE (On the edge @ May 12 2018, 05:20 P...   May 13 2018, 01:01 AM
|- - On the edge   QUOTE (Andy Capp @ May 13 2018, 02:01 AM)...   May 13 2018, 06:15 AM
|- - Andy Capp   QUOTE (On the edge @ May 13 2018, 07:15 A...   May 15 2018, 06:19 AM
|- - On the edge   QUOTE (Andy Capp @ May 15 2018, 07:19 AM)...   May 15 2018, 07:01 AM
|- - SirWilliam   QUOTE (On the edge @ May 15 2018, 08:01 A...   May 15 2018, 06:01 PM
|- - je suis Charlie   QUOTE (On the edge @ May 15 2018, 08:01 A...   May 16 2018, 06:59 AM
- - je suis Charlie   Then you certainly won't like what happens whe...   May 13 2018, 09:53 AM
|- - On the edge   QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ May 13 2018, 10...   May 13 2018, 02:37 PM
|- - je suis Charlie   QUOTE (On the edge @ May 13 2018, 03:37 P...   May 13 2018, 11:06 PM
||- - On the edge   QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ May 14 2018, 12...   May 14 2018, 07:53 AM
||- - SirWilliam   QUOTE (On the edge @ May 14 2018, 08:53 A...   May 14 2018, 08:13 AM
|- - Berkshirelad   QUOTE (On the edge @ May 13 2018, 03:37 P...   May 14 2018, 08:58 PM
- - motormad   There was one pothole which was about 4 inches dee...   May 16 2018, 03:57 PM
|- - Turin Machine   QUOTE (motormad @ May 16 2018, 04:57 PM) ...   May 16 2018, 05:01 PM
||- - motormad   QUOTE (Turin Machine @ May 16 2018, 06:01...   May 16 2018, 07:37 PM
|- - On the edge   QUOTE (motormad @ May 16 2018, 04:57 PM) ...   May 16 2018, 05:47 PM
- - Turin Machine   Did you meet Sabine??   May 16 2018, 10:31 PM
|- - motormad   QUOTE (Turin Machine @ May 16 2018, 11:31...   May 16 2018, 11:32 PM
- - Andy Capp   People don’t expect velodrome standard roads, just...   May 17 2018, 07:04 PM
|- - On the edge   QUOTE (Andy Capp @ May 17 2018, 08:04 PM)...   May 18 2018, 05:32 AM


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