Potholes - on the cheap

This is the place for posts that don't fit into any other category.

Moderator: RichardW

User avatar
white exec
Moderating Team
Posts: 7445
Joined: 21 Dec 2015, 13:46
x 1753

Potholes - on the cheap

Post by white exec »

This, today, from the UK Chancellor's budget...
"And there will be a new pothole fund, worth £500m a year, which is enough to fill 50m potholes," he says.
[Guardian]
So, that's £10 per pothole. What?? #-o
No wonder the sub-standard black stuff (universally supplied by UK tarmac suppliers, but pretty much unknown in several other EU countries) just falls out in short time.
What a racket. Surely one for the NAO...
Chris
User avatar
moizeau
Donor 2024
Posts: 1596
Joined: 12 Jan 2015, 17:08
x 318

Re: Potholes - on the cheap

Post by moizeau »

£10 a pot hole?? You couldn't get the team of blokes and their tea urn there for that. Having said that, they haven't got far to travel to the next one!
Sounds like they're filling them with spit and sawdust.
Pete
Notice the BX is still top the list but sadly gone
User avatar
NewcastleFalcon
Posts: 24990
Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 11:40
x 6912

Re: Potholes - on the cheap

Post by NewcastleFalcon »

There could be a bit of advertising revenue from Domino's Pizza
Regards Neil
Only One AA Box left
687 Trinity, Jersey
User avatar
moizeau
Donor 2024
Posts: 1596
Joined: 12 Jan 2015, 17:08
x 318

Re: Potholes - on the cheap

Post by moizeau »

Think that one was under the grill for too long Neil.
Pete
Notice the BX is still top the list but sadly gone
User avatar
myglaren
Forum Admin Team
Posts: 25603
Joined: 02 Mar 2008, 14:30
x 4949

Re: Potholes - on the cheap

Post by myglaren »

Not a pothole but a pit left by Northumbrian Water opposite my daughter's front door - over a year ago, from fitting a water meter.
I was over there this morning and see they have filled it in.
Odd thing is they sent a letter to my daughter asking for access to it - it is out in the open and wasn't on her property to start with.