Potting up potholes

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WHAT a brilliant idea I have just discovered online: growing plants in potholes.

If every gardener got out to the nearest pothole and did the same in York, it would save many a cyclist and motorist from personal or mechanical injury.

Something to think about, in these days of Highways maintenance cutbacks Something for the environmentally conscientious perhaps?

Linda Maloney, Millfield Avenue, York.

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12:57pm Wed 16 Jan 13

pedalling paul says...

According to the BBC News website someone in Swanage has been ringing potholes with spray paint and adding a "Fix Me" message
http://www.bbc.co.uk
/news/uk-england-dor
set-21028162
According to the BBC News website someone in Swanage has been ringing potholes with spray paint and adding a "Fix Me" message http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/uk-england-dor set-21028162 pedalling paul
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1:16pm Wed 16 Jan 13

laiecmjdjkd says...

I was going to suggest that a more useful approach would be (for potholes in the City of York area) to report them to the Council at https://www.york.gov
.uk/DoItOnline/Pages
/NeighbourhoodServic
es/HighwayMaintenanc
e.aspx. Sometimes they have even been known to repair defects reported that way.

But that web page is broken too!
I was going to suggest that a more useful approach would be (for potholes in the City of York area) to report them to the Council at https://www.york.gov .uk/DoItOnline/Pages /NeighbourhoodServic es/HighwayMaintenanc e.aspx. Sometimes they have even been known to repair defects reported that way. But that web page is broken too! laiecmjdjkd
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1:17pm Wed 16 Jan 13

ColdAsChristmas says...

I think this came up on Gardeners Question Time on BBC Radio 4?
A good idea but make sure you don't get run over while planting your tree or whatever.
It makes me angry to think that the Chancellor adds another fiver to your VED each year (Yes I know it has been in general taxation since 1936) but I suppose this is to subsidise the growing number of Japanese hybrids on our roads / future flower beds.
A carbon phobic mess.
I think this came up on Gardeners Question Time on BBC Radio 4? A good idea but make sure you don't get run over while planting your tree or whatever. It makes me angry to think that the Chancellor adds another fiver to your VED each year (Yes I know it has been in general taxation since 1936) but I suppose this is to subsidise the growing number of Japanese hybrids on our roads / future flower beds. A carbon phobic mess. ColdAsChristmas
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2:33pm Wed 16 Jan 13

YSTClinguist says...

pedalling paul wrote:
According to the BBC News website someone in Swanage has been ringing potholes with spray paint and adding a "Fix Me" message
http://www.bbc.co.uk

/news/uk-england-dor

set-21028162
I've been tempted, many a time.
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: According to the BBC News website someone in Swanage has been ringing potholes with spray paint and adding a "Fix Me" message http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/uk-england-dor set-21028162[/p][/quote]I've been tempted, many a time. YSTClinguist
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11:23pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Magicman! says...

ColdAsChristmas wrote:
I think this came up on Gardeners Question Time on BBC Radio 4?
A good idea but make sure you don't get run over while planting your tree or whatever.
It makes me angry to think that the Chancellor adds another fiver to your VED each year (Yes I know it has been in general taxation since 1936) but I suppose this is to subsidise the growing number of Japanese hybrids on our roads / future flower beds.
A carbon phobic mess.
The VED itself goes to a central government pot... a percentage of it goes to building motorways and improving them, but as for general council-owned roads that is a different funding source. I will admit though that the previous government's VED rates giving zero tax to cars which are essentially dishwashers on wheels was a stupidly short-term approach and has led to problems now.
[quote][p][bold]ColdAsChristmas[/bold] wrote: I think this came up on Gardeners Question Time on BBC Radio 4? A good idea but make sure you don't get run over while planting your tree or whatever. It makes me angry to think that the Chancellor adds another fiver to your VED each year (Yes I know it has been in general taxation since 1936) but I suppose this is to subsidise the growing number of Japanese hybrids on our roads / future flower beds. A carbon phobic mess.[/p][/quote]The VED itself goes to a central government pot... a percentage of it goes to building motorways and improving them, but as for general council-owned roads that is a different funding source. I will admit though that the previous government's VED rates giving zero tax to cars which are essentially dishwashers on wheels was a stupidly short-term approach and has led to problems now. Magicman!
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10:24am Thu 17 Jan 13

ColdAsChristmas says...

Yes indeed magic man. Vehicles such as British made Jaguars and Land Rovers (Now Indian owned) have also to pay a huge showroom tax added to the purchase price.
I only hope that the government is ready to put the old system back in place when this carbon scam finally comes to an end.
I call the electric car the silent killer. Thank goodness they will never catch on, despite £Billions in UK tax payer subsidy!
Wasn't it Mrs Thatcher who said no lame Ducks and no subsidies?
Seems the spin is OK when it suits!
Yes indeed magic man. Vehicles such as British made Jaguars and Land Rovers (Now Indian owned) have also to pay a huge showroom tax added to the purchase price. I only hope that the government is ready to put the old system back in place when this carbon scam finally comes to an end. I call the electric car the silent killer. Thank goodness they will never catch on, despite £Billions in UK tax payer subsidy! Wasn't it Mrs Thatcher who said no lame Ducks and no subsidies? Seems the spin is OK when it suits! ColdAsChristmas
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