It looks like many highways defects have been left waiting for attention for so long that expensive remedial works are now needed.
Many carriageways which needed patching in the summer and autumn were ignored. Now some are worn down to the hardcore base while others have multiple surface defects. Several represent a hazard for two wheeled transport users.
We have reported the following streets (but these may just be the tip of the iceberg).
There are also some problems also with leaf and tree detritus. We’ve reported two areas
Finally builders waste has been dumped in the little Green Lane garage area. We’ve asked for it to be removed.
We were sorry to see that rubbish is piled in some terraced streets in the City. Nothing depresses an area more than fly tipping so the Councils robust level of fines are probably justified – albeit sparingly used.
In the Green Lane area yesterday we found two examples of dumping. The area now has 100% wheeled bin operation which has reduce litter drift. But, since the closure of the local recycling centre on Beckfield Lane 6 years ago, problems with dumping have increased. They are exacerbated by relatively high charges levied by the Council for removing bulky waste
Regular visits by skips to estates were stopped about 2 years go. This decision has also impacted on how tidy our streets are
So something needs to change.
Recycling pont in Acomb Car park needs a “makeover”
Poor commercial storage arrangements at back of Front Street
Rubbish accumulating in Gladstone Street back lane