The Parish Council has been making a fuss about the condition of “The Street” and “Back Lane” and have asked that the roads be cleaned. We have just received their reply which is – : The Highways technician has inspected the roads in question and as “the wheel tracks” were clear they would not be sweeping them.
Residents are requested to individually complain to the Highways to build up a head of complaint steam. Their reply does not take into account the fact that the roads are also used by walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Nor does it take account of thee fact that vehicles still have to manoeuver through the slough in order to pass one another. To follow their argument logically they would never grit a road if wheel tracks are there to be seen.
UPDATE (28/11) -: We are advised that the farmer is about to start cropping the Sugar Beet. This will inevitably lead to more mud and disruption but agricultural necessity dictates that this is an unavoidable consequence of the harvest (and we all need sugar). The farmer in question had however stated that he will clean-up once the harvest has been collected. If the road becomes too bad please let us know.