Fill the potholes

In one of my regular review meetings with the Chief Executive of Wokingham Borough Council last week I raised the issue of potholes again.

I asked her to make sure the policy of the government and the Councillors to get the potholes filled is carried out. I lobbied the government for extra money, and the government did announce additional monies for Councils including Wokingham and West Berkshire specifically for potholes, on top of the annual sums sent for road maintenance. I reported this at the time on this website. I do not know of any Councillor seeking to block this.

We know the Council has some money for this purpose, so will they please spend it on a clear priority of the public.

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  1. alan jutson
    Posted May 13, 2018 at 8:00 am | Permalink

    Thank you for the above JR.

    Can they also repair the potholes properly when they do turn up and not just shovel some tarmac into a hole, on top of existing loose gravel and water, and then bash it down with the back of a shovel, leaving traffic to do the rest.

    Witnessed the same pothole get the same treatment on the A329 Reading road two weeks apart recently, now needs filling again, like so many others !!
    3rd time lucky ?

    Does anyone inspect this so called repair work before it is paid for ?

    Reply Good questions which I will pass on the WBC who are in charge of this

  2. Mac
    Posted May 13, 2018 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    As the old saying goes: “In the UK we used to drive on the left of the road. Now we drive on what’s left of the road.”

  3. nigel seymour
    Posted May 15, 2018 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    Are you taking the issue up with May and Grayling or just WDC? Sounds like SOFT pot holes to me…

    Reply With WBC as the government has sent them money for this purpose.

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