Pot-holes plugged following calls by councillors

Lucklands Road in the Weston area of Bath has been resurfaced following pressure by local councillors in the area and residents of the road.

Local Conservative Councillors Colin Barrett and Malcolm Lees called for the road to be resurfaced to tackle a long-running problem of severe pot-holes on the road.

The work to fully resurface the road has now been completed as part of a £6.5 million investment package, put into this year’s Council budget by Conservative Councillors to tackle pot-holes and improve local roads. The investment means that this year’s road resurfacing budget is nearly double last year’s, up from £3.5 million.

The investment by local Conservatives in improving the area’s roads will see nearly 70 miles of local roads resurfaced this financial year, equivalent to the journey from Bath to Bournemouth. The extra resources were put in after last winter’s harsh weather caused significant damage to local roads.

Weston councillor Colin Barrett (Cons) said;

“Malcolm and I are very pleased that this road has now been resurfaced following our requests. The poor road surface and pot-holes along Lucklands Road have been a long-running issue for local residents. We’ve had pot-holes patched up here several times in the past few years, so we were keen to ensure the road received more than just new chippings put down. Hopefully having the whole road fully resurfaced will improve the situation for the future.”

Cllr Malcolm Lees (Cons, Weston) commented;

“It’s good to see some of the extra investment put into road resurfacing by local Conservatives coming to Weston. Improving local roads is one of the top issues residents consistently raise, particularly after the bad weather last winter created a lot of new pot-holes. I know residents will be very pleased to see this investment in our area, and hopefully the results will prove a big improvement once the new surface has bedded in.”