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Footpath Maintenance

On 27 Jul 2021 at 6:55pm I Say Ding Dong wrote:
Has anyone seen the Prince Edwards Road Sign, the one on the Nevil Road Junction that should be visible as you turn into PER once you've passed the hospital. I'm sure it in there somewhere but the Council can't be bothered to carry out their obligations.
Likewise has anyone walked along the Brighton Road pavement between Montacute Road and Hope in the Valley. The pavement is now about 8 inches wide.
As for the path between Hill Road and Landport Road and the step opposite, the path was hacked back a bit but all the offcuts left to rot and turn slippery underfoot.
The Pells is loosing easy access due to encroaching vegitation the footpath after Willeys Bridge up to old malling way is getting narrower by the day, Nevill road's paths opposite the Hospital up to the brow of the hill are fast disappearing.
We all pay for these paths to be maintained. We should have adequate width for a pedestrian to pass a pushchair without either getting soaked, scratched or stung. ESCC are failing in the legal duty to maintain these rights of way. Can I please ask you to report all issues however large or small to the Highways department, Twitter users please Tweet them @esccroads the message will go to them but be readable by anyone anywhere so make it embarrassing for them. You can also of course email them via their website but that is private and doesn't show their incompetence to the wider world. Any emails should be copied to the Chair of the Highways ctte.
We pay for the service I believe we should receive the service.

On 27 Jul 2021 at 9:57pm Tom Pain wrote:
I expect they've been too busy clearing the streets of the plague victims.
On 28 Jul 2021 at 9:45pm Formerly AC-T wrote:
There are parts of the Nevill where householders have allowed their hedges to reduce the width of the pavement to less than the width of the average pushchair.
The other day, I saw someone having to step into the road with a child in a buggy around the junction of Hawkenbury Way/South Way. Pretty dangerous imo.
The state of the roads and pavements are getting beyond a joke. There are some recurring potholes that get patched up time after time, only to break up again as soon as there's heavy rain. And there's a dreadful hump in the tarmac just south of Landport Fork. It's covered in scrapes where people have grounded their cars on it.
Still, I suppose this is what happens when local authorities are starved of funds. They've got no choice but to fund things like schools and adult social care, so everything has to be cut to the bone.
It's what people voted for.
On 28 Jul 2021 at 11:58pm Tom Pain wrote:
Even if all the greatest labour figures of the last hundred years in a fantasy politician team were in government, nothing would change. Because government has no money, it's just a team of executives. They could create money based on the initiative and creative power of the population but that has been usurped by the international banking monopoly. Without the power to create the means of exchange, government has no power.
On 29 Jul 2021 at 11:00pm IDM wrote:
Those interested in this thread should try Lewes Living Streets. From problems picked up by members, they choose (at a meeting) which ones to take up.

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