Huntington residents back petition calling for resurfacing work

RESIDENTS have given an “overwhelming” response to a petition calling for the roads near their homes to be resurfaced.

A petition organised by local Liberal Democrats is demanding work on Brockfield Road and Brockfield Park Drive, in Huntington, is carried out by City of York Council as part of its 2013/14 resurfacing programme, with 176 residents – more than 70 per cent of the households in the area – signing it.

The Lib Dems said the route was often used as a shortcut to Monks Cross Shopping Park and had been assessed as “poor” by council officers during an inspection, but it has not been included on a provisional list for repairs in the next financial year.

Huntington and New Earswick councillor Keith Orrell said residents were fed up with the state of the road and funding needed to be devoted to basic services in Huntington.

Local resident and campaigner Chris Twells, who helped collect signatures, said: “We want to see the road resurfaced, but we would also like to see the council work with residents to prevent it becoming a rat run between Huntington Road and the expanded Monks Cross, including the new community stadium.”

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9:58am Wed 30 Jan 13

yorkiemum says...

Its not a 'rat run' its a public highway and an alternative route to Monks Cross. Living in New Earswick am I to go all the way round the bypass rather than over Link Road and through Brockfield just because a few residents don't want to live on a road that traffic has the audacity to use. As I have often said if you don't want to live on a through road get a house in a cul-de-sac
Its not a 'rat run' its a public highway and an alternative route to Monks Cross. Living in New Earswick am I to go all the way round the bypass rather than over Link Road and through Brockfield just because a few residents don't want to live on a road that traffic has the audacity to use. As I have often said if you don't want to live on a through road get a house in a cul-de-sac yorkiemum

10:14am Wed 30 Jan 13

BioLogic says...

yorkiemum wrote:
Its not a 'rat run' its a public highway and an alternative route to Monks Cross. Living in New Earswick am I to go all the way round the bypass rather than over Link Road and through Brockfield just because a few residents don't want to live on a road that traffic has the audacity to use. As I have often said if you don't want to live on a through road get a house in a cul-de-sac
Quite right indeed!

As a public road it does also need to be at a suitable standard and safe to use both in terms of risk of injury and damage to vehicles.
[quote][p][bold]yorkiemum[/bold] wrote: Its not a 'rat run' its a public highway and an alternative route to Monks Cross. Living in New Earswick am I to go all the way round the bypass rather than over Link Road and through Brockfield just because a few residents don't want to live on a road that traffic has the audacity to use. As I have often said if you don't want to live on a through road get a house in a cul-de-sac[/p][/quote]Quite right indeed! As a public road it does also need to be at a suitable standard and safe to use both in terms of risk of injury and damage to vehicles. BioLogic

11:24am Wed 30 Jan 13

nomadic85 says...

Use this regularly to get through to Monks Cross and the road is a disgrace.
Use this regularly to get through to Monks Cross and the road is a disgrace. nomadic85

12:51pm Wed 30 Jan 13

bob the builder says...

.. one of many roads in poor condition, start with safety first, then the A roads in alpha numeric order, then the B, C etc. not who shouts the loudest, or has someone going door to door whipping up a frenzy to get theirs fixed first.
.. one of many roads in poor condition, start with safety first, then the A roads in alpha numeric order, then the B, C etc. not who shouts the loudest, or has someone going door to door whipping up a frenzy to get theirs fixed first. bob the builder

2:13am Thu 31 Jan 13

Magicman! says...

I live just a few streets from this, on a road that starts with an A so if road repairs do go alphabetically then I would prefer this!! Where I am is also a through road that does often get streams of several cars weaving their way around the parked cars, and as a result there are now scars and quite notable holes in the road surface (recently enlarged by the cold weather). But we knew this road got used in this way because it is open at either end - if somebody moves into a road that is open either end and then complains about it being a 'rat run' are morons as they clearly didn't think about that when buying the house.
I live just a few streets from this, on a road that starts with an A so if road repairs do go alphabetically then I would prefer this!! Where I am is also a through road that does often get streams of several cars weaving their way around the parked cars, and as a result there are now scars and quite notable holes in the road surface (recently enlarged by the cold weather). But we knew this road got used in this way because it is open at either end - if somebody moves into a road that is open either end and then complains about it being a 'rat run' are morons as they clearly didn't think about that when buying the house. Magicman!

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