Contributed by Patriot.
While I realise that this is Anston Parish Council Watch, my opinion is that anything of interest or concern in the areas around Anston should be newsworthy enough to warrant discussion on here.
First, before I get to my concerns I would like to ask you a question.
If you owned or inherited a ramshackle, derelict house with broken windows and wet rot that was falling to bits and a danger to the public WOULD YOU PAINT THE WINDOW FRAMES?
Of COURSE YOU WOULDN’T. You would consider this foolish and a total waste of money when more urgent remedial work was needed.
So, guess what I saw this morning while attempting to drive through the World war one shell scarred battlefield otherwise known as Dinnington roads.
Workmen RE-PAINTING THE WHITE AND YELLOW LINES. That’s what.
Words almost fail me.
WHATS GOING ON HERE? Has RMBC decided to spend our quota of the £10 million first on a couple of tins of paint?
I drove down from the other Dinnington near Newcastle recently where their roads, although by no means perfect would put our Dinnington to shame. In fact If I had driven all the way down blindfolded I would have known when I was almost home, when my car started shuddering through potholes and craters almost immediately after leaving the M18 at Thurcroft.
A Kings ransom has been spent on Rotherham towns roads and there is resurfacing and other work being done at present all over the place in the town centre while outlying places like Dinnington, Anston and Thurcroft are ignored.
THIS IS A TOTAL DISGRACE RMBC. Part of Labours pre election promises was to spend an EXTRA £10 million on our roads. WE EXPECT MORE THAN A TIN OF PAINT. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- This is not money RMBC has suddenly found it is money given by the government for road improvements. Perhaps our two newly elected Labour councillors would like to comment?
I won’t hold my breath.