Pothole fiasco

Pothole fiasco

Pothole fiasco

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IN THE Press of April 8, Cllr James Alexander informs us that he is going to reinvest income raised from fines during the Lendal Bridge fiasco to fill in potholes.

A contractor employed by the council recently “repaired” two potholes at the junction of West Nooks and Thornhills.

To say that the work carried out was substandard is an understatement. The job, which took about ten minutes to complete, consisted of brushing loose debris from the hole, filling it with a shovelful of tarmac and patting it almost flat with the shovel.

Needless to say less than two months later the tarmac has already disintegrated and the holes are worse than before.

When he says he is “going to use the money to fill in the potholes” that is exactly what he might as well do, five pound notes might last longer than the tarmac used by the contractors.

Furthermore, should not the repair work be “signed off” by a council engineer before the contractors are paid?

Peter Roberts, Thornhills, Haxby, York.

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3:46pm Thu 17 Apr 14

wildthing666 says...

I don't want fines going to fill holes in the road I want the fine my son recieved back. any repair work should be sign off but knowing the council it is probably signed off before the repair is done.
I don't want fines going to fill holes in the road I want the fine my son recieved back. any repair work should be sign off but knowing the council it is probably signed off before the repair is done. wildthing666
  • Score: 4

4:07pm Thu 17 Apr 14

ColdAsChristmas says...

Wish James A and Co would sign off. £13,000 to give us all a green bin sticker! What will they think of next?
Wish James A and Co would sign off. £13,000 to give us all a green bin sticker! What will they think of next? ColdAsChristmas
  • Score: 7

5:36pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Sillybillies says...

The money raised in fines must be paid back. It was illegally obtained from motorists, and that's should be the end of it.
The money raised in fines must be paid back. It was illegally obtained from motorists, and that's should be the end of it. Sillybillies
  • Score: 7

1:49am Fri 18 Apr 14

Magicman! says...

Under no circumstances should any fines be repaid. The bill for this will come from each and every taxpayer in this city, including those who obeyed the road closure BECAUSE THEY LOOKED AT THE SIGNS and went a different route, and those who don't drive that way anyway. Why the hell should at least half the city pay out more money each year because a bunch of dimwits can't read a bloody sign?!
Under no circumstances should any fines be repaid. The bill for this will come from each and every taxpayer in this city, including those who obeyed the road closure BECAUSE THEY LOOKED AT THE SIGNS and went a different route, and those who don't drive that way anyway. Why the hell should at least half the city pay out more money each year because a bunch of dimwits can't read a bloody sign?! Magicman!
  • Score: -4

8:19pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Sillybillies says...

Magicman! wrote:
Under no circumstances should any fines be repaid. The bill for this will come from each and every taxpayer in this city, including those who obeyed the road closure BECAUSE THEY LOOKED AT THE SIGNS and went a different route, and those who don't drive that way anyway. Why the hell should at least half the city pay out more money each year because a bunch of dimwits can't read a bloody sign?!
Get it in your thick head, there were no offences committed, and the fines were illegal.
[quote][p][bold]Magicman![/bold] wrote: Under no circumstances should any fines be repaid. The bill for this will come from each and every taxpayer in this city, including those who obeyed the road closure BECAUSE THEY LOOKED AT THE SIGNS and went a different route, and those who don't drive that way anyway. Why the hell should at least half the city pay out more money each year because a bunch of dimwits can't read a bloody sign?![/p][/quote]Get it in your thick head, there were no offences committed, and the fines were illegal. Sillybillies
  • Score: 2

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