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Council repairs pothole hazards

 Published on: 11th May 2018   |   By: Jason Allen   |   Category: Uncategorized

Two giant potholes which have been causing concern for villagers have been repaired.

The subject had provoked a heated discussion on RCCG Facebook group after Carolyn Pashby, among others, said she was worried someone would be badly hurt. One resident even suggested a game where players start with ten points which they then lose every time they hit a pothole or if their car is damaged.

Steve Rogers said he could not understand why, when one of the potholes had been repaired a month ago and now needed repairing again, why they were not repaired properly in the first place.

Kathryn Allison has lived in Croxley Green for 59 years and said she is really sorry to see the state of the roads. She also said the system for repairing potholes, was illogical.

Kathryn explained: “I reported this weeks ago. It’s an accident waiting to happen. So many of us have reported it and Ringway have repaired several others in the past weeks but left the worst and most dangerous. Maybe HCC will take action when someone is seriously injured or worse.”

Several members of the group have hit the potholes with one member saying it had taken a chunk a tyre and caused £240 worth of damage to the car. Another member pointed out that an ambulance had to be called to Croxley Guild and said she hoped any emergency vehicles did not hit the holes.

On their website, Herts County Council say permanent pothole repairs will be carried out within 5-20 working days of then being reported. Several members of the group said they believed this timescale was too long because the potholes were too dangerous and destructive to road users to be left for so long.

Carolyn said she did not believe 20 days was an acceptable lead time given the severity of the problem.

A spokesman for Ringway said: “We are aware of these potholes and they have been visited by our Triage Inspector. They are scheduled for repair and this work will be completed on May 1. 2018 which is within HCC’s published standards for this type of repair which is 20 working days.”

Picture courtesy of Matt Pashby

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