Council should invest in roads, says public survey

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ROAD maintenance is the area in which Wiltshire Council most needs to invest, according to a public consultation.

The top three areas people thought should be invested in were roads (69.7 per cent), adult social care (42.6 per cent) and affordable housing provision (38.2 per cent). The most popular areas for cuts included archives or public records (43.7 per cent), museums and galleries (33.1 per cent) and concessionary fares (25.3 per cent).

The results were compiled from a survey of nearly 6,000 households and are part of the council’s budget-setting information.

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11:23am Tue 4 Feb 14

Grampie says...

What a surprise. People in the Salisbury area know how bad the roads are and all our local politician says it was the fault of people 15 years ago and they will spend in the future. However we will have to wait until we have dry weather, before the patches on the potholes can be repaired.

Looking at the statistics, I bet those at Trowbridge will go for cutting concessionary fares, saying that there is a demand for that policy.
What a surprise. People in the Salisbury area know how bad the roads are and all our local politician says it was the fault of people 15 years ago and they will spend in the future. However we will have to wait until we have dry weather, before the patches on the potholes can be repaired. Looking at the statistics, I bet those at Trowbridge will go for cutting concessionary fares, saying that there is a demand for that policy. Grampie
  • Score: 9

6:56am Wed 5 Feb 14

karlmarx says...

I was expecting to see Market squares at the top of the list. Seriously though, the public are spot on with this one. Over the past 4 years just under £21 million have been cut from road maintenance, I have already posted the Wiltshire Council accounts supporting this twice already!
The two blokes with the bucket of cold fill Tarmac and the pounding down pole are having their work cut out trying keep up with the number of new pot holes appearing each day, they won't be unemployed for centuries that's for sure.
I was expecting to see Market squares at the top of the list. Seriously though, the public are spot on with this one. Over the past 4 years just under £21 million have been cut from road maintenance, I have already posted the Wiltshire Council accounts supporting this twice already! The two blokes with the bucket of cold fill Tarmac and the pounding down pole are having their work cut out trying keep up with the number of new pot holes appearing each day, they won't be unemployed for centuries that's for sure. karlmarx
  • Score: 10

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