Grantham Journal letter: Repair plans questionable

Readers contacted the Journal this week to highlight the worst potholes in the town.

Readers contacted the Journal this week to highlight the worst potholes in the town.

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I have complained recently to Lincolnshire County Council about the number of deep and dangerous potholes on the road from Hawthorpe to Irnham; by my reckoning they number at least 55, of which some 50 could be classed as dangerous.

All that has been done is the placing of warning cones in two places. This road has been in such a condition for at least five to eight weeks.

Last week I used the Kirkby Underwood road to the A15, where it was apparent that someone had been along there and marked some slight surface discrepancies with white spray paint. The road was in a perfectly useable state and presented no danger to anyone. On Monday, I discover that this road has been resurfaced. Now why would this be? Would it have to do with the fact that the leader of Lincolnshire County Council, Martin Hill, lives in Kirkby Underwood? Surely not!

And lest anyone from either South Kesteven District Council or LCC tell me that times are hard and there’s no money to deal with such trivial matters as road maintenance and that we’re all in it together, I have yet to see a report telling me that councillors are cutting their expenses.

Keith Barnes

Keisby