Residents in Rishton asked to put up cash for road repair

Residents in Rishton asked to put up cash for road repair

Residents in Rishton asked to put up cash for road repair

First published in News

RESIDENTS in a Rishton street are being asked to help pay for the resurfacing of their unadopted road.

The surface of Cut Lane has deteriorated and efforts to repair severe potholes are not considered a viable solution by the council, which owns half of it but does not maintain it.

Rishton councillor Ken Moss said: “The other half is technically owned by the residents themselves but the cost of bringing the road up to adoptive standards is in the region of £80,000.

“Hyndburn Council has agreed to fund half the cost of bringing the road up to adoption standards if residents club together,”

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2:13pm Tue 4 Mar 14

useyourhead says...

what a swizz, they club together to pay their half, then the council 'adopt' it?
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if they pay they should still own half.
what a swizz, they club together to pay their half, then the council 'adopt' it? - if they pay they should still own half. useyourhead
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6:13pm Tue 4 Mar 14

martutd says...

£80k- half paid by council leaves £40k by residents. Divided by how many houses (10?) is only £4k each. A charge could be levied against each house for those who can't afford to pay - just as happened to Albert St Rishton many years ago. Half the road can still be owned by the residents, but maintained by the council. A decent road would also increase the value of the properties.
£80k- half paid by council leaves £40k by residents. Divided by how many houses (10?) is only £4k each. A charge could be levied against each house for those who can't afford to pay - just as happened to Albert St Rishton many years ago. Half the road can still be owned by the residents, but maintained by the council. A decent road would also increase the value of the properties. martutd
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