Potholes in Yeomans Road and Mill Road North

E-mails regarding residents and Councillors concerns over dangerous potholes in Yeomans Road and Mill Road North.

Reply from Councillor Ronald Whittaker

19th January 2010

RE: Yeomans Road / Mill Road North Potholes

Larry,

Thank you for your response, this way we have at least indications of the work programme, and yes fully understand about the ground conditions, like so many residents we are hoping for a break in the appalling conditions we have all experienced, although saying that we know many parts of the country fair worse.

Know Larry you will let me know as soon as the weather permits the work, can one be assured that such material will be available and contractor.

Finally have we any costs so far of that the work undertaken to carry out the repairs to potholes, and if any additional funding is being made available to local authorities.

Councillor Ron Whittaker

Reply from Larry Austin - Street Services Manager, Bournemouth Borough Council to Susan Johnson and Councillor Ron Whittaker

19th January 2010

RE: Yeomans Road / Mill Road North Potholes

Dear Mrs Johnson,

My Operations Manager assessed Mill Road and Yeomans Road earlier this morning and, due to the level of ground saturation, any attempt to undertake remedial works at this time would only exacerbate the situation at both locations.

Please be assured that we will continue monitor the weather on a daily basis and, once ground conditions have dried out for a week or so, we intend to grade and remove the loose material, import stone or road planings as required, and compact with a heavy duty roller.

I fully appreciate the difficulties you are experiencing at this time but may I ask that you bear with us until weather conditions allow the necessary remedial work to be undertaken.

Kind Regards,

Larry

E-mail from Larry Austin - Street Services Manager, Bournemouth Borough Council to Susan Johnson and Councillor Ron Whittaker

18th January 2010

FW: Yeomans Road / Mill Road North Potholes

Dear Mrs Johnson,

Thank you for your e-mail and I have forwarded my e-mail reply to Councillor Whittaker.

As per my reply, my operations team will be undertaking a site visit as a matter of urgency to ascertain what can be achieved in the short term.

Kind Regards,

Larry

E-mail from Larry Austin - Street Services Manager, Bournemouth Borough Council to Councillor Ron Whittaker

18th January 2010

RE: Yeomans Road / Mill Road North Potholes

Dear Councillor,

Thank you for your correspondence.

As indicated in your e-mail of 16/01/10, the adverse weather conditions experienced during the past 3-4 weeks has placed additional pressure on a number of front line services, but please be assured that both of the locations you have highlighted are most definitely 'on our radar'. As you will appreciate, this is not the time of year to be attempting any significant remedial works but we will try to maintain a safe passage along these routes until such time weather conditions improve and road plannings and resources are available for more substantial repairs.

I have also copied in my compliance and cleansing personnel who will investigate the flytipping raised by Mrs Wilkinson.

Kind Regards,

Larry Austin

Street Services Manager - Bournemouth Borough Council

Reply from Councillor Ronald Whittaker

17th January 2010

RE: Yeomans Road / Mill Road North Potholes

Mrs Wilkinson,

You have raised a few issues, one being the enforcement of the existing traffic order, so am including out Enforcement officer in the e-mail, yes notice that a number of dumped items in the road, hoping that officers will take note and respond accordingly to those matters you have raised, not sure as to what can be done about the Moyle's School bus, especially if they are picking and dropping off pupils.

Councillor Ron Whittaker

E-mail from Elaine Wilkinson to Councillor Ron Whittaker

16th January 2010

RE: Yeomans Road / Mill Road North Potholes

Thank you for your prompt action regarding the condition of the road Councillor. Would it be possible to instruct whichever contractors are awarded the job NOT to make it any wider please as and when it is surfaced?

Can you advise me what action can be taken regarding the Moyles Court School bus and the parents of pupils congregating in the lane twice a day, and the many parked vans/lorries? It is the large lorries turning in the lane that cause so much damage to the road surface near the roundabout. They also sometimes knock down the little park fence, chuck litter out and because the lane has got wider and wider, it is easier for people to dump bigger rubbish there.

Thank you again for your help in this matter Councillor.

Yours sincerely,

Elaine Wilkinson

E-mail to Larry Austin - Street Services Manager, Bournemouth Borough Council from Councillor Ron Whittaker

16th January 2010

RE: Yeomans Road / Mill Road North Potholes

Larry,

Firstly will immediately say that i know that your section is under tremendous pressure and funding to carry hundreds of repairs to potholes around the Borough, and your team has responded wherever i have made representations.

But having visited both these unmade roads, but as we all know are an adopted highways and as such maintainable, previously we have carried out planning material removed from old surface dressing and rolled and compressed the surface of both these roads, with assurances that both roads will be inspected every six mouths or so, with my site visit found it near impossible to drive my vehicle down, and as we know makes it impossible for any disabled person to travel on, let alone cyclists, Mill road being a public bridleway, make it worse still, as i found dozens of potholes more like mini-craters.

Would appreciate as to when we are now likely to see a programme of works to both these roads, and yes I do accept the present financial constraints, but we must address these matters sooner than later.

Many thanks,

Councillor Ron Whittaker

Reply from Councillor Ronald Whittaker

16th January 2010

RE: Yeomans Road / Mill Road North Potholes

Elaine,

Thank you for you e-mail, firstly you make reference am I familiar with your road, as one of the ward members I have over the past two plus years had endless correspondence with the council over Yeoman's Road, likewise Mill Road North, that being the subject of an ombudsman complaint, both these roads although unmade are subject to maintenance as an adopted highway, but un-surfaced public highway, hence the assurances given to me last year that both these roads will be inspected every six mouths and necessary repairs will be carried out.

In the case of Yeoman's and Mill Road North, this will be as previously carried the use of PLANNING MATERIAL, which is old surface material removed during roadwork's.

Following my e-mail will forward my further representations to the officers, as today I made a further inspection on your Road and that of Mill Road North can certainly can fully concur with your comments about the appalling deterioration to the surface which I just could not take my car further down your road in fear of damage, likewise Mill Road North where i found the Potholes more like craters in places.

Many thanks,

Councillor Ron Whittaker

Elaine Wilkinson to Councillor Ron Whittaker

15th January 2010

Yeomans Road / Mill Road North Potholes

Dear Councillor,

I am contacting you with regard to the road where I live. In case you are not totally familiar with the road, it is unmade. Many deep potholes have appeared recently. Damage to the road is exacerbated by lorries parking up and turning at the Castlepoint end and Moyles Court School bus using it as a bus stop twice a day and parents of the pupils delivering/collecting their children. All this despite No Waiting signs.

As one of our local councillors, may I ask you to contact the appropriate Council departments and advise me of any progress?

Yours sincerely,

Elaine Wilkinson