Wirral council's short-termism

AS I drive around the litter-strewn, potholed roads of the Wirral, I can only wonder how much better the lavish expenditure on the town hall fire escape and the £35m lent to other cash-strapped councils at a piffling interest rate, could have been spent.

Sadly, even when the council eventually get around to road repairs, the work is so cheapjack that potholes reappear within a very short time.

One example is the A554 connecting Bidston to New Brighton.

Earlier this year extensive work was carried out on the bridge over the motorway and the road resurfaced.

It is already breaking up and a severe Winter will undoubtedly result in a badly damaged surface.

Although not within the control of the council, the Moreton slip road to the M53 was so badly potholed after the last winter that large, "hump" signs were put in place. Presumably no signs existed to warn motorists of deep holes!

The slip road was eventually repaired but already the new surface is crumbling and our old friends the "hump" signs are back in place.

The short-termism of much of the road repairs carried out by the council and other agencies is a disgrace and an absolute waste of taxpayers’ money but then, what is new about that?

Charles Nunn, Upton.

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12:00pm Tue 17 Dec 13

ballacrain says...

This is what happens when you employ the firm with the cheapest quote. The cheapest quote does not work that way. If one used a firm that was a lot more expensive it would actually work out cheaper,as, the council would not be continually paying for repairs to be carried out.
Ballacrain
This is what happens when you employ the firm with the cheapest quote. The cheapest quote does not work that way. If one used a firm that was a lot more expensive it would actually work out cheaper,as, the council would not be continually paying for repairs to be carried out. Ballacrain ballacrain

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