Saturday, 18 April 2009

Pot Holes Used as Traffic Calming

Parish councils only tend to feature in national newspapers when they are part of a trivial local dispute that's blown out of all proportion, or when they've made a decision that defies ordinary logic. So it's no surprise to see Navestock Parish Council in Essex featuring in a story when they decided to no longer report pot-holed roads in their parish to the county council for maintenance and repair.

Their logic? It seems councillors decided that roads full of gaping holes provided cheap and easy 'traffic calming' with which to slow speeding traffic.

I'm happy to confirm that the almost permanent pot holes in Lower Road, Barnacle are not the result of a similar policy adopted by Shilton Parish Council!

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