Extra £2.5 million expected to repair Bucks' roads

Bucks Free Press: Extra £2.5 million expected to repair Bucks' roads Extra £2.5 million expected to repair Bucks' roads

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE is set to receive £2.5 million from the Department for Transport's £140 million road repair fund.

This follows a bid by Buckinghamshire County Council in response to the DfT's announcement on March 9, making the money available to highway authorities to help repair damage to roads caused by the recent storms and flooding.

The Council's bid highlighted areas for repair following the recent severe weather. Details of the locations will be published on the council's website.

Janet Blake, Cabinet Member for Planning and Transport, said: 'We always welcome extra government money to help us meet our residents' top priorities - in this case repairing our roads after the severe weather. Every little bit helps.'

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8:07am Fri 28 Mar 14

yog says...

This is the umpteenth time that the coalition gov has had to bail out bucks county council. It is high time that they sorted their act out and repaired our roads properly.
This is the umpteenth time that the coalition gov has had to bail out bucks county council. It is high time that they sorted their act out and repaired our roads properly. yog
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8:09am Fri 28 Mar 14

I know who I am says...

We pay enough in road tax use some of that to repair the roads.
Do the job properly in the first place instead of bodging it up time an again and who knows, in the long run it could save money.
We pay enough in road tax use some of that to repair the roads. Do the job properly in the first place instead of bodging it up time an again and who knows, in the long run it could save money. I know who I am
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8:28am Fri 28 Mar 14

HW1 says...

I know who I am wrote:
We pay enough in road tax use some of that to repair the roads.
Do the job properly in the first place instead of bodging it up time an again and who knows, in the long run it could save money.
Too right. If Bucks CC continue to bodge the road repairs then this money will achieve absolutely nothing. It would appear they are trying to save money by bodging. In reality that is false economy as you would end up paying more than if the job was done properly. Wake up Bucks County Council and get your act together and remember money is not only saved by dong the job properly but also by better organization of the crews doing the work. Does it not make sense to sort out a complete road rather a bit here and a bit there? That in itself would save on the cost of moving machinery around.
[quote][p][bold]I know who I am[/bold] wrote: We pay enough in road tax use some of that to repair the roads. Do the job properly in the first place instead of bodging it up time an again and who knows, in the long run it could save money.[/p][/quote]Too right. If Bucks CC continue to bodge the road repairs then this money will achieve absolutely nothing. It would appear they are trying to save money by bodging. In reality that is false economy as you would end up paying more than if the job was done properly. Wake up Bucks County Council and get your act together and remember money is not only saved by dong the job properly but also by better organization of the crews doing the work. Does it not make sense to sort out a complete road rather a bit here and a bit there? That in itself would save on the cost of moving machinery around. HW1
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9:59am Fri 28 Mar 14

Darren Hayday says...

Please come and fix our roads in West Wycombe/Sands/Booker - I report potholes on a daily basis and there never seems to be any direct action. We have to wait and wait and wait for the teams to roll in one day. The County are in this mess because of lack of investment in our roads for the last 10 years of very bad management. Thankfully under new leadership things are changing but much more investment is needed! I wouldn’t go out on my motorbike till I see improvement. It’s too dangerous!
Please come and fix our roads in West Wycombe/Sands/Booker - I report potholes on a daily basis and there never seems to be any direct action. We have to wait and wait and wait for the teams to roll in one day. The County are in this mess because of lack of investment in our roads for the last 10 years of very bad management. Thankfully under new leadership things are changing but much more investment is needed! I wouldn’t go out on my motorbike till I see improvement. It’s too dangerous! Darren Hayday
  • Score: 3

12:36pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Mr Totterdge Hill says...

Darren Hayday wrote:
Please come and fix our roads in West Wycombe/Sands/Booker - I report potholes on a daily basis and there never seems to be any direct action. We have to wait and wait and wait for the teams to roll in one day. The County are in this mess because of lack of investment in our roads for the last 10 years of very bad management. Thankfully under new leadership things are changing but much more investment is needed! I wouldn’t go out on my motorbike till I see improvement. It’s too dangerous!
My god I agree with Darren for a change... except for the area that is.
... and when are they going to get around to doing Kingshill Road properly, they've been wasting money patching it instead of a full plane and resurface as promised last year!
[quote][p][bold]Darren Hayday[/bold] wrote: Please come and fix our roads in West Wycombe/Sands/Booker - I report potholes on a daily basis and there never seems to be any direct action. We have to wait and wait and wait for the teams to roll in one day. The County are in this mess because of lack of investment in our roads for the last 10 years of very bad management. Thankfully under new leadership things are changing but much more investment is needed! I wouldn’t go out on my motorbike till I see improvement. It’s too dangerous![/p][/quote]My god I agree with Darren for a change... except for the area that is. ... and when are they going to get around to doing Kingshill Road properly, they've been wasting money patching it instead of a full plane and resurface as promised last year! Mr Totterdge Hill
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12:51pm Fri 28 Mar 14

smuggles says...

Darren Hayday wrote:
Please come and fix our roads in West Wycombe/Sands/Booker - I report potholes on a daily basis and there never seems to be any direct action. We have to wait and wait and wait for the teams to roll in one day. The County are in this mess because of lack of investment in our roads for the last 10 years of very bad management. Thankfully under new leadership things are changing but much more investment is needed! I wouldn’t go out on my motorbike till I see improvement. It’s too dangerous!
Working on the basis that we cant do anything about previous bad management, where do you suggest we get the money from to pay for the investment that is needed now? Council Tax?
[quote][p][bold]Darren Hayday[/bold] wrote: Please come and fix our roads in West Wycombe/Sands/Booker - I report potholes on a daily basis and there never seems to be any direct action. We have to wait and wait and wait for the teams to roll in one day. The County are in this mess because of lack of investment in our roads for the last 10 years of very bad management. Thankfully under new leadership things are changing but much more investment is needed! I wouldn’t go out on my motorbike till I see improvement. It’s too dangerous![/p][/quote]Working on the basis that we cant do anything about previous bad management, where do you suggest we get the money from to pay for the investment that is needed now? Council Tax? smuggles
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2:31pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Kania 2000 says...

Time for a proper job on the roads, not the bodges current being carried out under the ever blind eye of all those responsible at BCC.
Will 2.5 million even scratch the surface??
Time for a proper job on the roads, not the bodges current being carried out under the ever blind eye of all those responsible at BCC. Will 2.5 million even scratch the surface?? Kania 2000
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1:17pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Monty Cristo says...

2.5 million won't be anywhere enough to fix all of the roads in the whole county. Has anyone else noticed that some minor roads get fixed properly, while many major roads just get patched? Why is this? Shouldn't the priority be to fix the major roads properly, since they are used by many more people?
This council has not got a clue. When it comes to roads, they waste our money, day in, day out, and I am sick of it.
2.5 million won't be anywhere enough to fix all of the roads in the whole county. Has anyone else noticed that some minor roads get fixed properly, while many major roads just get patched? Why is this? Shouldn't the priority be to fix the major roads properly, since they are used by many more people? This council has not got a clue. When it comes to roads, they waste our money, day in, day out, and I am sick of it. Monty Cristo
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