A councillor has stated that he thinks that repair work to a pavement in Leek town centre is “shoddy.” We reported earlier this month that Leek Town councillor Stephen Wales had initially raised concern about the pavement, on the junction with Ashbourne Road and Haywood Street in Leek, being in need of repair.
A councillor has stated that he thinks that repair work to a pavement in Leek town centre is “shoddy.”
We reported earlier this month that Leek Town councillor Stephen Wales had initially raised concern about the pavement, on the junction with Ashbourne Road and Haywood Street in Leek, being in need of repair.
Staffordshire County Council (SCC) has since carried out repairs to the junction.
However, cllr Wales told fellow councillors at last week’s Leek Town Council (on Tuesday, January 18) that the repair had been carried out by Staffordshire County Council but added that he thought it was a “very shoddy repair.”
In an open email to Staffordshire County councillors about the repairs, he said: “Please raise this poor result with the portfolio holder at SCC.
“We have already identified solutions that would stop the merry go round of shoddy repairs and repeated damage. Furthermore this is clearly a very dangerous location that now needs to be made safer.”
Cllr Wales further told the Leek & Moorlands Echo: “The point here is that public money is being paid out for this work. Clearly this standard of repair is totally unacceptable.
“There have been direct discussions held with SCC Highways regarding redesigning the Ashbourne Road/Haywood Street junction crossing to give protection for pedestrians from HGVs mounting the pavement.
“Solutions have been identified including using the bell devices to realign the traffic and also the redesigning the pavement line.
“As yet there has been no progress on this front with SCC.”
The Leek & Moorlands Echo contacted Staffordshire County Council about cllr Wales’ concerns about the repair.
In response, councillor David Williams, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport at Staffordshire County Council said: “Any concerns about workmanship would be investigated and appropriate action taken to address any issues identified.
“People can report highways issues on the MyStaffs app or at www.staffordshire.gov.uk.”
Picture by Stephen Wales
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