Neglect leads to a road's narrowing

PUBLISHED: 11:43 02 August 2008 | UPDATED: 09:25 10 June 2010

How to lose over a metre of road width due to negligence. Site Granary Lane, Budleigh Salterton, opposite the cricket club entrance and junction of Otter Vale Road. Further to a recent Budleigh Journal front page article on the subject of bad road maint

How to lose over a metre of road width due to negligence.Site - Granary Lane, Budleigh Salterton, opposite the cricket club entrance and junction of Otter Vale Road.Further to a recent Budleigh Journal front page article on the subject of bad road maintenance in the town, I have photographs illustrating that this very narrow road has been reduced still further by up to a metre due to very poor maintenance by council staff.As you have already pointed out, new yellow lines have been created in many places, thus losing more road width. I have just cleared the corner at Otter Vale Road, to make it safer for residents to gain access to Granary Lane. Before clearing the foliage, both sets of lines were obscured.For several years this problem has occurred annually so, surely, the council should put this right to ensure our roads, verges and entrances etc stay clear and in good condition to make our town safer and more attractive.Subject number two - you featured an article regarding an RNLI open gardens event - all fine but why, oh why, did you not include the owners' names of the award-winning garden at The Cottage, East Budleigh Road. For the record, their names are Mr and Mrs Peter and Rosemary Fletcher.All the four couples involved spent months preparing their gardens for the event and it seems a real shame that Mr and Mrs Fletcher's names were left out of the roll call. Furthermore, why send a photographer to photograph two of the gardens and then not include any pictures in the paper? What a waste of money time and effort.C M Stacey,3 Otter Vale Road, Budleigh Salterton.

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