Road repair priorities to be set

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ROADS in Salisbury that will be resurfaced over the coming year will be chosen at a public meeting tonight.

A list of proposed priorities has been prepared for Wiltshire Council’s area board to consider at the City Hall.

They are: Queen Alexandra Road, Milford Hill, Devonshire Road, Park Street, Silver Street, Seth Ward Drive, Mill Road, Bedwin Street, Roman Road and St Mark’s Road.

Other roads likely to need resurfacing over the next six years are also listed in a report to the board, which meets at 7pm, and people will be able to suggest priorities from these for work next year.

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12:37pm Mon 12 May 14

karlmarx says...

We were informed by a certain local councillor that road repairs were prioritised based upon 'safety inspections' carried out by Wiltshire Council. In which case virtually ALL of Salisburys roads need resurfacing. Since when has this process been up for voting at public meetings?
After four years of budget cuts and under-funding on highways maintenance
anyone would think there was an election on the horizon with all this last minute activity to patch up the road network.
Ps most of the roads in Bemerton Heath need resurfacing, they get my vote!
We were informed by a certain local councillor that road repairs were prioritised based upon 'safety inspections' carried out by Wiltshire Council. In which case virtually ALL of Salisburys roads need resurfacing. Since when has this process been up for voting at public meetings? After four years of budget cuts and under-funding on highways maintenance anyone would think there was an election on the horizon with all this last minute activity to patch up the road network. Ps most of the roads in Bemerton Heath need resurfacing, they get my vote! karlmarx
  • Score: 6

1:03pm Mon 12 May 14

Old Salisbury Boy says...

Why is all this taking so long?
It'll be winter by the time contracts are issued prices submitted surveys carried out closure orders advertised etc etc. By which time it will be too cold wet or dark to do the job.
Meanwhile the pot holes just get bigger because there is point point in filling them when the road is due to be re-surfaced.
Therefore, things will get worse before they get better!
How do we get rid of this increasingly ineffective unitary council that was forced upon us as an experiment?
Why is all this taking so long? It'll be winter by the time contracts are issued prices submitted surveys carried out closure orders advertised etc etc. By which time it will be too cold wet or dark to do the job. Meanwhile the pot holes just get bigger because there is point point in filling them when the road is due to be re-surfaced. Therefore, things will get worse before they get better! How do we get rid of this increasingly ineffective unitary council that was forced upon us as an experiment? Old Salisbury Boy
  • Score: 7

3:55pm Mon 12 May 14

Grampie says...

I wonder how much it cost to re-lay the paving slabs in Exeter Street?

They have been there for several weeks now and once a large truck is parked on them, they will break up again, surely?

Better to tar mac as they did in previous years. Cheaper to lay and cheaper to maintain.
I wonder how much it cost to re-lay the paving slabs in Exeter Street? They have been there for several weeks now and once a large truck is parked on them, they will break up again, surely? Better to tar mac as they did in previous years. Cheaper to lay and cheaper to maintain. Grampie
  • Score: 0

4:28pm Mon 12 May 14

hillyanne says...

What a daft way to carry on!Either the roads need repairing or they don't.That's why a lot of our council tax goes to the experts who decide these things,surely?
What a daft way to carry on!Either the roads need repairing or they don't.That's why a lot of our council tax goes to the experts who decide these things,surely? hillyanne
  • Score: 3

5:07pm Mon 12 May 14

gingin says...

Is this the new way of doing business by the council? Pity when we were asked about other things they didn't take notice of our requests!!

What a shambles.
Is this the new way of doing business by the council? Pity when we were asked about other things they didn't take notice of our requests!! What a shambles. gingin
  • Score: 3

9:25am Tue 13 May 14

jayrose says...

People moan that they are not consulted about things; then they moan when they are consulted!
Seems that the council can't win whatever they do.
People moan that they are not consulted about things; then they moan when they are consulted! Seems that the council can't win whatever they do. jayrose
  • Score: 3

1:52pm Wed 14 May 14

karlmarx says...

"Why is all this taking so long?"

Because the contractors workforce are having to stage protests outside Wiltshire Council county hall in Trowbridge.

'On Tuesday GMB will hold a protest at wiltshire County council over Balfour Beatty’s refusal to recognise GMB for 300 workers on council contracts.
Balfour Beatty has anti- union form being one of the biggest blacklisters says GMB.'

Couldn't make it up could you, what a farcical situation and, what a disgrace to basic human rights.
"Why is all this taking so long?" Because the contractors workforce are having to stage protests outside Wiltshire Council county hall in Trowbridge. 'On Tuesday GMB will hold a protest at wiltshire County council over Balfour Beatty’s refusal to recognise GMB for 300 workers on council contracts. Balfour Beatty has anti- union form being one of the biggest blacklisters says GMB.' Couldn't make it up could you, what a farcical situation and, what a disgrace to basic human rights. karlmarx
  • Score: 3

3:30pm Wed 14 May 14

gingin says...

I'm all for being consulted and if that's the way forward then good. However when we are consulted and the over whelming result is something the council doesn't want to implement they then proceed to tell us some rubbish as to why we can't have what we asked for!
I'm all for being consulted and if that's the way forward then good. However when we are consulted and the over whelming result is something the council doesn't want to implement they then proceed to tell us some rubbish as to why we can't have what we asked for! gingin
  • Score: 1

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