Is it me or has the quality of road surfacing in the area taken a complete dive over the last few years?
I fully appreciate there are lots of works going on, notably Thames Water's belated numerous attempts at investment, and all the other utilies too, but it seems the roads are getting ever more dangerous.
The number of poorly surfaced roads, with pot holes springing up all over the place when tarmac is poorly used to fill in trench works is making it dangerous for everyone, from vehicle users down through to motorcycles and scooters and especially to cyclists.
At the beginning of last year when I complained to Southwark Council about Bermondsey Street they told me that the Thames Water works' meant it was poitnless doing anything about it. Is this an excuse they are using borough-wide?
Does anyone know what's going on....I'm sure the council will simply plead poverty. Something needs to be done before a serious accident happens.
A few weeks before christmas there was some horrendous holes in new kent road, at least 5" inches deep. I phoned southwark council and after telling the call centre was told that they would send someone out on 9th january, after i said no way could it wait that long as someone would be dead by christmas having seen a motor cyclist have a near miss.
They then went to talk to someone else then i was told that southwark council did not deal with it, and gave me a number for TFL which I rang and they came within the hour and filled the holes with a temporary tarmac.
Why was i not told straight away it was not a road that southwark deals with.
The bricklayers roundabout does not look all that good either.
I don't know if anyone else has noticed but the water company's works has left very poorly surfaced roads - particularly noticeable when they replaced those square metal covers - when traffic goes over them they make such a loud clunking noise which is very annoying when trying to sleep - there is a VERY noisy one on the Borough High Street near Field & Sons.