Road surveys: what crazy logic applies?

a car passing a pothole. Photo: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
a car passing a pothole. Photo: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

I am writing about the current resurfacing of some roads in Low Moor.

Residents in the village have waited patiently for two years for this much-needed work to commence; accepting it would have been pointless to undertake the work, prior to completion of the recent housing development at Low Moor Gardens.

Imagine the excitement, on receiving notification in the Clitheroe Advertiser & Times and via a letter from Lancashire County Council that work was scheduled for February 2nd, 2015. So far, so good... I even rang my local councillor, to congratulate him for his efforts in getting the job done...but alas, there is not to be a happy ever after ending!

Who knows what crazy logic/criteria LCC apply when surveying roads? Apparently, St Paul’s Street (from the junction with Edisford Road – the junction with High Street) does not warrant resurfacing, despite the potholes and the fact it is in an equally bad state of repair as those sections being done. Phone calls to HQ, elicit the response, that it is all down to finance/budgets! Well, I think we can safely say the residents of Low Moor are being “shortchanged”. How can it possibly make economic sense, to do major resurfacing work in an area on a piecemeal basis? I think LCC Highways Dept. have been reading the instructions manual for making a patchwork quilt!

Christine Willman,

Low Moor, Clitheroe