LCC Goes Potty In Parrs Lane

 After his intervention over the appalling state of the gutters and grids, West Lancashire East LCC Cllr Paul Greenall sought action from LCC to have the dangerous Parrs Lane pothole shown above repaired. LCC has refused to repair it because it is less than the “40mm intervention level” and is therefore not actionable.

Cllr Greenall has asked “why do we pay our road tax?”. He might be surprised to find some councils have set the intervention depth at 75mm, or three inches in old money! The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) has described the Chancellor Philip Hammond’s pledge of an additional £45 million to repair potholes as ‘paltry’. The funding pledge is in the small print of the Autumn Statement that states “good quality infrastructure is essential for the economy and productivity”.

The development of a first class global economy will not happen on a third world road network. Yet again, we have a chancellor who has failed to address the decades of under-investment in road maintenance. He has demonstrated no understanding that a well-maintained local road network is essential to the national economy”. Thank goodness I’m too old to ride my bike on Parrs Lane any more!

Author: westlancashirerecord

I am a pensioner. I was a strong supporter of the rights of elderly and disabled residents of West Lancashire to receive equal treatment from the old Tory WLBC that unfortunately did not agree, leading to the social exclusion of some immobile disabled residents. My personal suggestion of honouring the County Regiment led to us having probably the proudest day ever in West Lancashire, with the help of Cllr Adrian Owens who wrote "You will be pleased to learn that this evening the motion passed unanimously. Colonel Amlot from the Regiment was accorded a standing ovation and we look forward to a parade and march through Ormskirk next year. Thank you". After the Parade I wrote to Cllr Owens "I was reading through the emails we exchanged after I made the suggestion to honour our County Regiment. As you said today, we got there in the end, and what an end? This celebration of our Regiment was quite simply, as my original mail said, the greatest honour of all. To see all these young people who risk their lives for us was so moving. Little did I know what Council could do and how our residents would react to it all. Well, we should all be so proud of this great day. I know I am".

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