Sunday, 9 June 2013

Letter to NWN about potholes in Theale

I have written the following letter for publication in the Newbury Weekly News. It is in response to a letter from the Deputy Leader of West Berkshire Council boasting about how much they are spending on roads.

Dear Editor,
Councillor Pamela Bale trumpets improvements made to West Berkshire’s roads (NWN Letters, 6th June). Unfortunately, the situation in towns and villages has not improved. Deep potholes in the main road through Theale that were reported in April have still not been repaired. This situation seems to apply to busy roads in Newbury and Thatcham, too.

The council seems to be repairing little used roads in the countryside, rather than busy roads in the towns and villages. A single-track lane on the outskirts of Theale has had potholes repaired, though it is only used by a few cars per day. Surely, its only common sense that busy roads should be prioritised over rural lanes.

Kind Regards,
Alan Macro
Councillor for Theale
West Berkshire Council

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