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Support for businessman over state of town’s potholed roads
3:00pm Monday 16th September 2013 in News
A BUSINESSMAN who complained about the state of potholes outside his Ledbury shop has received support from a county resident.
In last week’s Ledbury Reporter Martin Smith, owner of the Granny Smith Corner Store on Woodleigh Road, described potholes in the area as “absolutely horrendous”.
Following the article, Much Marcle resident Richard Yorke praised Mr Smith for highlighting the issue.
“Woodleigh Road is a disgrace,” said Mr Yorke.
“His remarks concerning the state of that particular road can be reiterated for much of Ledbury’s highways and footpaths.
“Long before any development of the town centre is considered some action is needed to repair surfaces throughout the town’s central area.
“Underfoot, the town looks very shabby indeed.”
He also said the town was an important tourist location and that its residents deserved better upkeep of its roads and footpaths.
A Herefordshire Council spokesman said its partner organisation, Amey, had received 13 requests (many duplicates) to repair potholes in Woodleigh Road over the last 12 months.
“There have been 11 completed jobs to repair potholes on Woodleigh Road,” he said.
Mr Smith, who runs the Granny Smith Corner shop, and says many of his customers have voiced concern.
He said last week: “The road is full of potholes,” said Mr Smith, who has run the shop for the past eight years.
“Some of the holes are twoand-a-half inches deep.
“The holes are getting deeper and deeper.
“I can count about 40 of them just outside the shop.”
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