Thursday, February 26, 2009

A small victory


As I blogged on Saturday, last week Andy and I joined DBC staff to tour the ward and draw up an action list to deal with troublespots around the ward.

One of the most frustrating issues to deal with has been the rutted corners on Salters Close - after rain they resemble ploughed fields. After nagging from ourselves and residents, a variety of solutions have been tried over the years. At one point posts were sunk into the ground to deter cars over-running, but the bin lorries simply knocked them over!

Now we've heard from Community Services that the corners are going to be re-configured, and the muddy eyesore at each corner will be a thing of the past. The work should be completed in April or May.

We'll be writing to residents soon to tell them the good news. It's the small but locally important victories like this that get me out of bed in the morning.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Alan Macnab writes...

Green Lane is in an apalling state at the Springfield Park entrance especially.

Also, someone, I don't know who, has uncovered a drain at the Whitebridge Drive entrance to Green Lane.

Darlington Councillor said...

Thanks, Alan.

I've been up and had a look round - I've reported the uncovered drain, and hopefully have an innovative solution to the litter problem...

David Hembrow said...

You may be interested to know that there is a very effect solution to this problem. Very common here.