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Taxi driver pothole concerns
5:04pm Thursday 26th July 2012 in News
I see from the article, Guardian, July 19, that Cheshire East Council are at last going to do something about the abundance of potholes littering our roads.
I am a taxi driver and for the third time in six months booking my vehicle in for suspension repairs caused solely by the disgraceful state of our roads.
I take school children to school each day travelling down Ruskin Road, Alton Street, Flag Lane, Richard Moon Street and West Street and every one of these roads has potholes, not to mention the speed bumps that litter the town and sunken metalwork. How a cyclist has not been badly injured is beyond me.
I live in Oakland Avenue which for years has resembled a ploughed field.
I appreciate that the last few winters have been poor but when most road users are paying an annual road tax bill of around £180 per year I think we could expect better road conditions.
Maybe if futile road calming measures like the ones just finished outside Crewe Park had not begun, the council would have the money to make the counties roads safe for all users.
Mike Ridgway Oakland Avenue Crewe