Mick F wrote:They ain't cleaning the roads, they ain't maintaining the roads, and they ain't clearing out ditches and drainage.
They used to, but they ain't now.
It's very easy to blame farmers with larger equipment. Yes that's true, but ALL vehicles are bigger, and especially WIDER now (a new model VW Polo is almost 12" wider than a Mk 1 Golf! The new Golf is nearly 6" wider again), so passing each other people have no option but to drive over the verge.
After many complaints we have been told that the council will be clearing the drainage channels and road side cuts in our village tomorrow. First time in five years. A job that was done every year is now left so the edges of the roads are commonly under water and deteriorate faster creating more potholes that cost more to repair.