Pendle councillor in fight against potholes

Coun David Whipp

Coun David Whipp

First published in Pendle Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by

COUNCILLORS in Barnoldswick are set to call for action after finding more than 50 different sections of road blighted by potholes.

LibDem David Whipp co-ordinated the survey and checked the condition of all Barnoldswick’s roads and pavements.

The condition of the roads were discussed by councillors on the West Craven Committee and the list is now to be passed on to Lancashire County Council for action to be taken.

Coun Whipp said: “We’ve put together a list of the worst potholes and problems on our pavements and roads and are asking the county council to take urgent action to make them safe.

“The list would have been much longer if we’d included all the defects we found.

“We’re asking the county council to take urgent action to make these potholes safe. There’s a very real risk to cyclists and people on foot, not to mention the damage being caused to people’s cars.

“Although the winter frosts are taking their toll on road and pavement surfaces, many of these problems were apparent last summer, were reported to the county council and could have been dealt with before winter set in.

“It’s disappointing that problems haven’t been dealt with before they’ve become bigger and more expensive to put right.”

On Monday, the Lancashire Telegraph reported that an extra 6,000 potholes had been reported to the county council this winter due to the harsh weather, and campaigners said the county faced a ‘pothole epidemic’.

Earlier this week Lancashire county councillor Tim Ashton, cabinet member for highways and transport, said the county council budget for highway repairs would not be cut.

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4:24pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Lucy Porter 101 says...

What service would David Whipp cut to pay for it?

Given that he seems to always be against every single cut... He's running out of options to say how he would pay for it.....

Unless he's saying he wants to increase our bloody Council Tax.......??
What service would David Whipp cut to pay for it? Given that he seems to always be against every single cut... He's running out of options to say how he would pay for it..... Unless he's saying he wants to increase our bloody Council Tax.......?? Lucy Porter 101
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6:53pm Thu 7 Feb 13

coates warder says...

err i pay over £300 a year in ROAD TAX how about using that ...derrr.thats what it should be for and some potholes near where i live have been getting bigger by the day.in the last 11month i have had to put 2 new springs 2 new shockers and 1 anti roll bar on my car at a cost of over £600 and the humps all over coates estate dont help either.then again whippy put them there .think its time to send him the bill for my car.the road on long ing lane is now getting repaired we have been waiting years for it to be done,and its about time
err i pay over £300 a year in ROAD TAX how about using that ...derrr.thats what it should be for and some potholes near where i live have been getting bigger by the day.in the last 11month i have had to put 2 new springs 2 new shockers and 1 anti roll bar on my car at a cost of over £600 and the humps all over coates estate dont help either.then again whippy put them there .think its time to send him the bill for my car.the road on long ing lane is now getting repaired we have been waiting years for it to be done,and its about time coates warder
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8:25pm Thu 7 Feb 13

ste.g says...

why now?bit late arnt you?
why now?bit late arnt you? ste.g
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8:59pm Thu 7 Feb 13

rilistic says...

Well said Lucy. He is just after cheap publicity but he fools nobody.
Well said Lucy. He is just after cheap publicity but he fools nobody. rilistic
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11:41am Fri 8 Feb 13

HecticBigBoy says...

Maybe they've now got so deep if the little gnome falls in he will never get out ..... thens the time to tarmac perhaps?
Maybe they've now got so deep if the little gnome falls in he will never get out ..... thens the time to tarmac perhaps? HecticBigBoy
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