Wandsworth's Plague Of Potholes

By Lindsey Last edited 127 months ago
Wandsworth's Plague Of Potholes

Forget rivers of blood, famine and locusts; Tooting and Putney motorists, cyclists and motorcyclists are suffering the daily torment of perpetual potholes, some up to 6 inches deep.

The local paper delved into council funding and found that their budget for footway and carriageway repairs was £1m less than it was 3 years ago.

Wandsworth blame this on the cyclical nature of funding from central government and claim that all reported potholes are programmed in for repair. However, with cars continually clunking hazardously through the damaged roads and local cyclists and motorcyclists put at risk by the uneven surfaces, we wonder whether this proliferation of potholage is perhaps due to cost cutting over repairs and botch jobs rather than proper resurfacing? Either way, Wandsworth's road users are going pothole potty.

You can report Wandsworthian potholes online here. The council are also consulting about the next 10 years in the borough. To have your say - about potholes or anything else - answer the simple survey here.

Image courtesy of grewlike's Flickrstream.

Last Updated 12 May 2008