Each day I cycle into work. It’s bad enough that our local roads are in such a poor state, but I understand that ‘times are hard’ and there is too little public money to meet all our community needs but…. If you are going to repair the road, surely in a time of austerity it should be done in a cost effective manner?
What follows is my e-comment to Lancashire Country Council – let’s see what they have to say for themselves!
I am writing to complain about the standard of pot hole repair carried out during the last month in <our local town>. The quality of the repairs are so poor they are unlikely to last even six months. Such an approach is a simple waste of local community taxes as the repair will need to be replaced annually for the foreseeable future. To made a poor quality repair several times rather than a to repair to a good standard just once is clearly poor practice and offers poor value of money to local tax payers.
I would like to suggest that you define a standard of repair, to apply both to your own staff and to utility companies who dig up and make good the local roads. It is clear that either (i) you do not have such a standard or (ii) if you do then the standard is either grossly inadequate or poorly policed.
I await your reply with interest