Brown Street to be closed for roadworks

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ONE of the main routes in Salisbury city centre is to be closed for roadworks.

Wiltshire Council is to close Brown Street on four Sundays in April and May to allow for resurfacing work.

The work will take place from 8am to 8pm on April 27 and May 4, 11 and 18 and the road will be closed between Winchester Street and St Ann Street.

Diversion routes will be in place and signposting will indicate that businesses are open as usual.

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10:38pm Mon 14 Apr 14

karlmarx says...

Note to council:

Hello! There are one or two roads OUTSIDE the city centre that could do with having a surface placed upon the rubble and broken concrete that passes for a road these days. Four years of budget cuts and under-funding have taken their toll on ALL of Salisburys roads, not just the city centre. I have published the exact figures from Wiltshire Councils own accounts for the past four years twice already! Although some councillors deny the evidence and blame a year in the eighties when another political party were in power at Westminster, get real.
Note to council: Hello! There are one or two roads OUTSIDE the city centre that could do with having a surface placed upon the rubble and broken concrete that passes for a road these days. Four years of budget cuts and under-funding have taken their toll on ALL of Salisburys roads, not just the city centre. I have published the exact figures from Wiltshire Councils own accounts for the past four years twice already! Although some councillors deny the evidence and blame a year in the eighties when another political party were in power at Westminster, get real. karlmarx
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10:57pm Mon 14 Apr 14

karlmarx says...

Of course, the budget cuts and under-funding on road maintenance are not unique to Salisbury. On a national level this trend over the last four years has been recorded and, is evident in the appalling state of all of the road network in the UK.

Evidence:
Councils cut road safety spending
Councils are making huge profits from parking charges while cutting road safety spending.
Local authorities in England took more than £411 million in parking charges in 2011/12 - an increase of almost 15% on 2010/11, said the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).

Yet at the same time, the amount spent by councils on road safety, education and safe routes to schools decreased by 18% to £105 million, said the IAM.

It added that overall revenue spending on highways and transport reduced by 6% between 2010/11 and 2011/12, while capital expenditure (on construction, tarmac etc) reduced by an estimated 13%.



Of course spending a few million now will have little practical effect at all as four years of damage has been ignored and neglected. The only useful purpose of this belated pittance is obviously a feeble and blatant attempt to buy votes from the gullible. This tactic used to work in the past but, people are more informed these days and can't be bought off so easily with promises of treasure chests full of glass beads and worthless trinkets.
Of course, the budget cuts and under-funding on road maintenance are not unique to Salisbury. On a national level this trend over the last four years has been recorded and, is evident in the appalling state of all of the road network in the UK. Evidence: Councils cut road safety spending Councils are making huge profits from parking charges while cutting road safety spending. Local authorities in England took more than £411 million in parking charges in 2011/12 - an increase of almost 15% on 2010/11, said the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM). Yet at the same time, the amount spent by councils on road safety, education and safe routes to schools decreased by 18% to £105 million, said the IAM. It added that overall revenue spending on highways and transport reduced by 6% between 2010/11 and 2011/12, while capital expenditure (on construction, tarmac etc) reduced by an estimated 13%. Of course spending a few million now will have little practical effect at all as four years of damage has been ignored and neglected. The only useful purpose of this belated pittance is obviously a feeble and blatant attempt to buy votes from the gullible. This tactic used to work in the past but, people are more informed these days and can't be bought off so easily with promises of treasure chests full of glass beads and worthless trinkets. karlmarx
  • Score: -3

10:24am Tue 15 Apr 14

Old Salisbury Boy says...

Excellent a brand new surface foe all those coaches Councillor Clewer et al want to park along there when they have sold off the central coach park for shops!
Excellent a brand new surface foe all those coaches Councillor Clewer et al want to park along there when they have sold off the central coach park for shops! Old Salisbury Boy
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4:15pm Tue 15 Apr 14

karlmarx says...

Old Salisbury Boy wrote:
Excellent a brand new surface foe all those coaches Councillor Clewer et al want to park along there when they have sold off the central coach park for shops!
Yes, encouraging more HGV traffic into Salisburys narrow streets (designed for the horse and cart) should be an entertaining sideline for the tourists and visitors.
[quote][p][bold]Old Salisbury Boy[/bold] wrote: Excellent a brand new surface foe all those coaches Councillor Clewer et al want to park along there when they have sold off the central coach park for shops![/p][/quote]Yes, encouraging more HGV traffic into Salisburys narrow streets (designed for the horse and cart) should be an entertaining sideline for the tourists and visitors. karlmarx
  • Score: -1

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