Labours County Council candidate for the Talke and Red Street ward has pledged more action to tackle potholes that blight local roads. Councillor John Taylor has this week set up a Pothole Patrol for Butt Lane, Talke and Red Street to ensure more people are reporting problems with local roads.
John said: “Our roads are in a shocking state of disrepair and we need some action to improve the situation. The local Pothole Patrol has been set up to make it easier for residents to report bad road surfaces to the council or their councillors”.
“It’s important that your representatives are taking the fight to Staffordshire County Council and demanding that more cash is spent on road maintenance. We are regularly promised more will be spent each year to sort out our decaying roads but so far we aren’t seeing any difference. I will push the County Council to spend your money better and look at the whole way in which maintenance is carried out”.
Using www.fixmystreet.com you can report potholes anonymously using an online map. This facility then notifies the local council and informs them that a complaint has been made. The council responsible then has a period of time to fix the pothole before the complainant is given another opportunity via email to update whether the council has fixed the problem. Fix My Street has been very successful and local councillors encourage the public to use this online tool.
Labour Councillors are also encouraging people to contact them to report potholes and road maintenance issues. The Pothole Patrol structure will ensure everything reported will be logged and followed up if repairs are not carried out.
You can call:
Butt Lane, Talke and Chesterton – John Taylor 01782 786227
Butt Lane – Kyle Robinson 07837905443 (or send a text)
Butt Lane – Sylvia Burgess 07906 337215 (or send a text)
Talke and Talke Pits – Dave Allport 07870 650248 (or send a text)
Talke and Talke Pits – Mike Stubbs 07500 091504 (or send a text)
Chesterton – Eddie Boden 01782 722248
Chesterton – Hilda Johnson 07598 118208 (or send a text)
Chesterton – Sandra Simpson 01782 564483
To contact Staffordshire Highways direct you can contact them using the methods listed below:
By working together we can ensure our roads are maintained to a high standard and at a standard we deserve!