Monday, December 11, 2006

Street Surgery

Spent Saturday morning walking around the southern part of the ward with my fellow Haughton West Councillor Andy Scott. Andy had previously distributed street surgery notices in Kielder Drivem Meldon Close, Hutton Avenue, Bamburgh Place, Alnwick Place and Mossbank Grove.

Perhaps unsurprisingly given the time of year, things were quiet, although tree damage to footpaths was raised. Traffic congestion was also mentioned by 2 residents - we were able to give a positive update on progress with the Eastern Transport Corridor proposals, which were well-received.

Finally, the lockable gates to the garages on Hutton Avenue have been badly-vandalised recently (see pic). I've emailed the officers to ask for this to be repaired as a matter of urgency - the area was prone to fly-tipping before we had the gates installed.

1 comment:

Mike said...

The gates have been browen for a couple of weeks now; I'm surprised no-one reported it earlier.

The congestion they mention is probably where traffic back up from McMullen Road to Stockton Road, and up Salters Lane past the end of Latimer Road.

I got the bus (the number 20) to work one day the other week and it took forever to get through that. My 15 minute bike ride became a 45 minute journey. I can walk it in 35 minutes.

Was the 4x4 parked blocking the pavement at the top of Hutton Avenue, as usual?