Councillor Jacky Williams has asked Questions about Potholes

Jacky Williams

At this morning’s County Council meeting, I asked the following question of the Chairman of the Transport and Highways committee: is the chairman aware that potholes (certainly in and around Stapleford) are being repaired to a sub-standard quality, in many cases, by subcontractors, employed by VIA EM, such that they are subsequently requiring further attention within a short time span, which must be  extremely costly for the County Council.

The Chairman responded saying that an investigation was being carried out.    I then asked how much the Council had to pay out for insurance claims where drivers had experienced burst tyres.   I was advised that the insurance process takes 2-3 years and that a response would be forthcoming.

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12 Responses to Councillor Jacky Williams has asked Questions about Potholes

  1. judymsleath says:

    This was also brought up at the Beeston West CAT meeting on Tuesday evening. Shoddy workmanship throughout what has been done recently in Beeston.

    • RichHartman says:

      That must be in the (few?) potholes in Beeston that have actually been repaired.
      Marlborough Rd and Bramcote Rd are absolutely awful to drive down, they are full of potholes.

  2. Councillor Richard MacRae says:

    I have lost count of the amount of Pot Holes I have reported in Stapleford. Then sometimes it’s the same ones I report again due to the lack of them being done properly in the first place. Our roads in Stapleford are a disgrace.

  3. Peter Shrap says:

    Shoddy workmanship also spotted in Toton as well as Stapleford, plus Ewe Lamb Lane is virtually a tank track.

  4. Steve Carr says:

    Well done Jackie

  5. Donna MacRae says:

    Why has it taken nearly four years to ask this question (just six weeks before an election), when the roads have been like this for such a long time.

    • Steve Carr says:

      Actually, Jackie has always been reporting potholes as has Richard. This was an official question to the full council which are few and far between. The inference of your point is totally unfair.

  6. Adrian Hirst says:

    “The pothole you have reported has been re-escalated as a case for a further inspection to be carried out in due course.”

    This is the response I recieved for a failed repair on Dovecote Lane that only lasted 9 days!

    They dropped a blob of ashfelt in the original hole but a couple of days later it was clear they were simply wasting scarce resources trying to do everything on the cheap or just making sure nothing ever got fixed properly to boost future revenues.

  7. Jacky Williams says:

    i pointed out in my speech that i was returning to an issue that I raised the first time I stood up and asked a question in the chamber 4 years ago. Having subsequently spoken to the newly appointed Director of Transport and Highways and following on from the debate in response to my question, it is clear that far too much reactive work is being carried out, in response to concerns raised by residents, Councillors and others. What needs to happen is for work to be planned and scheduled in a more efficient and cost-effective manner. It has been agreed that the Council will need to examine the policy on potholes after the May elections.

  8. Steve Carr says:

    I think that the ones that should be getting the flack are Labour. In their leaflets they are promising to fill in potholes within 10 days. They fail to mention how – given they have been unable to do that over the last 4 years.

  9. Perhaps the new county councillor for Bramcote & Beeston North could continue the tradtion by asking about potholes in Bramcote?

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