Mark Wooding calls for action on potholes

20 Jun 2024
An end to potholes

Mark Wooding, Liberal Democrat candidate in Central Devon, calls for action on potholes.

"Like most Devon residents I face the daily challenge of avoiding potholes," commented Mark Wooding. "It's getting to the point in my own small village that if you don't have a four-wheel drive, or tractor, getting in and out of the village is difficult. And dangerous.

"I've worked with local Liberal Democrat Councillors to get some improvements here and there but we really need a plan for a rural revival of our roads.

"The Conservatives have cut local government expenditure over the last 14 years and that is why there has not been the investment in maintaining our roads. One of the single biggest challenges our country faces is the failure to invest in our infrastructure. Sewage dumping in our rivers is just another example of this. Investing in infrastructure would improve people's lives and would be good for our economy.

"We need change. We need a local champion to argue the case for our communities at Westminster. I believe I can be that champion."

"One thing I do know really angers people is when finally a pothole or manhole cover gets fixed nearby other needed repairs are left undone. Councillor John Nutley pointed out this in Ashburton. Devon County Council should really be giving its contractors some leeway in fixing nearby holes."

Councillor John Nutley inspects road repairs
Councillor John Nutley inspects road repairs

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