Saturday, 13 February 2010

Crofton Pot Holes

The heavy snow about a month ago had the knock on effect of creating a swathe of pot holes across the country. It was news to me that it could have this effect, but you learn something everyday don't you?

Some parts of Lewisham have been pretty badly hit, a few of the roads I've been on over the last few weeks have been ridiculous. Thankfully, Crofton Park has escaped reasonably unscathed although some of the more residential roads have seen a few holes appear here and there.

Brockley Grove was one of those roads which was badly effected, which simultaneously had quite a serious burst water main - so the last couple of weeks has seen quite a bit of disruption on the road.

This was the scene at the beginning of last week as roadworks tried to sort out the problems.

This was the position today where all the work seems to have been completed (nice job too) and the only thing left to do is lay the white paint.

Do get in touch with us if your road still has problem pot holes though, as the weather has made this problem worse. Just because we've got off lightly round here doesn't mean we want to ignore pot holes when they do appear.


Jonathon said...

Everywhere on Blythe Hill is now very badly riddled with potholes. Blythe Hill, Blythe Hill Lane, Brockley View, Montacute Road are suffering with a rash of them. they don't sit in isolation where a manoeuvre or two will avoid them, they are instead clustered so you have to pick which is the least bad to subject your bike/car to.

really really bad up here.

Jim Jepps said...

Thanks for this Jonathon. I was up on Blythe Hill earlier and noticed it was pretty ropey but hadn't realised the whole area had a problem.

I'll pass this on to the council tomorrow morning and hopefully they can get on the case. While I'm at it I might ask them why some areas seem to be more badly effected than others.

Jonathon said...

Montacute Road is now so bad that the 'pothole' has become a 6 foot by 2 foot ditch at the Junction with Blythe Hill.

These have all been reported for some time already. It is the inactivity that makes them worse and ultimately cost more to repair.

Jim Jepps said...

Hi Jonathon, I've followed this up again this week and this time I've taken some pictures which hopefully will give the issue a bit more weight.

They promised to inspect the site within 48 hours and I've asked them to ring me with updates... we'll see what happens.