Let's not get on the road to ruin

Let's not get on the road to ruin

Let's not get on the road to ruin

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I JUST wanted to bring up a point about the state of the roads and who is responsible for their repair when they are dug up by utility companies.

I have been told by one councillor that the utility companies are only responsible for the first 12 months and then after that it is the council who have to foot the bill.

This is totally unacceptable. If you look around, the majority of repair is due to the digging up of roads causing ingress of water and frost in winter and then causing potholes.

These companies who cause most of the damage make enough money out of us at it is.

The way some of the repairs are done after the digging up leaves a lot to be desired.

Then guess what? After 12 months the council would have to foot the bill. What a disgrace.

It’s high time these companies are held more accountable for their actions. Should we lobby our MPs to get the law changed?

Geoff Honey,

Carmelite Crescent,

Eccleston

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5:42pm Fri 8 Aug 14

lawman2004 says...

Couldn't agree more. The likes of United Utilities is making millions of pounds and boasting about how it is improving the environment by making sure waste water is nice and clean when it enters our rivers.... mean while they are happy to destroy the road infrastructure with half hearted repairs, doing just the minimum to satisfy the Highways Aurthority
Couldn't agree more. The likes of United Utilities is making millions of pounds and boasting about how it is improving the environment by making sure waste water is nice and clean when it enters our rivers.... mean while they are happy to destroy the road infrastructure with half hearted repairs, doing just the minimum to satisfy the Highways Aurthority lawman2004
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6:34pm Fri 8 Aug 14

keepitreel says...

they have a clause in any works they do,they can say they could well have to dig the area up again within a given time-scale so the repair is classed as temporary,they can then leave it for years before doing any work,the council can repair it under licence to the utility services and bill them but think it has to go to court now.
they have a clause in any works they do,they can say they could well have to dig the area up again within a given time-scale so the repair is classed as temporary,they can then leave it for years before doing any work,the council can repair it under licence to the utility services and bill them but think it has to go to court now. keepitreel
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