Thursday, 14 February 2013
MANY GRASS VERGES IN OSCOTT ARE IN NEED OF ACTION
While I accept that record levels of rain last year and the recent snow and the current snow has not helped, the state of many of the grass verges in Oscott is not good enough.
Many of the verges are badly churned up or are slippy and very uneven. This is a problem for car passengers getting out of cars and for those pedestrians trying to cross roads.
Builders rubbish and other items are also at times left for weeks on end on grass verges, killing the grass and this practise needs to be stamped out.
I have called of Amey the Private company given the long term contract to maintain our roads by the previous Council Administration, to work with the Highways department to try and resolve these problems.
We do need grass verges as they help soak away access rain water but verges should be either repaired, protected or resurfaced depending on their location and condition. Drivers should not drive over them especially when they are soaked by rain and more thought needs to be given to pedestrians.