Almost £1 million pledged to tackle Bradford's potholes

Councillor Val Slater

Councillor Val Slater

First published in News

THOUSANDS of potholes in Bradford’s roads will be filled by next year as part of a “massive investment”, the government has pledged.

The city council has been handed almost £1m from a new “pothole repair fund” – enough to shore up 17,000 craters, the Department for Transport (DfT) claimed.

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said: “Potholes are the bane of all our lives and the funding announced today is an important step in ridding our roads of this menace.

“By building, repairing and renewing our key infrastructure we will ensure the future growth and prosperity of this county.”

In total, councils across England are awarded £168m, including £819,691 for Calderdale, £769,661 for Kirklees and £1.57 million for Leeds.

The DfT said it believed the allocations were enough to fill in 15,000 potholes in Calderdale, 14,000 in Kirklees and a further 29,000 in Leeds.

However, Bradford Council - which put in a bid for the money - declined to say whether it believed its £949,043 allocation would plug 17,000 holes.

Councillor Val Slater, the executive member for transport, said: “We are pleased that we have got this money. It will go with the amount we already put into repairing pot holes in the district.

“It will allow us to make a good start in tackling some of the problems but is not enough to repair all the pot holes.”

The repair fund was set up after town halls warned the country was on the brink of a pothole crisis because of harsh government cuts and severe winters.

One estimate put the bill for bringing Britain's roads back up to scratch at a whopping £10.5 billion, with the risk of road closures rising.

A recent study found that the number of motorists claiming for pothole damage soared by 79 per cent last year.

And councils have paid £2.5m in compensation to drivers, settling 32,600 claims over the past financial year.

The DfT said the latest allocations were a slice of more than £24bn earmarked for the road network between 2010 and 2021 - the biggest investment since the 1970s.

Councils have been urged to bring in specialist machinery or set up dedicated crews to fix potholes quickly, or prevent them from appearing in the first place.

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7:03am Fri 20 Jun 14

linebacker2 says...

Council spend far more on building speed bumps than repairing potholes - must make sense to someone.
Council spend far more on building speed bumps than repairing potholes - must make sense to someone. linebacker2
  • Score: 11

7:10am Fri 20 Jun 14

Albion. says...

A welcome and much needed addition to council funds.
A welcome and much needed addition to council funds. Albion.
  • Score: 7

7:37am Fri 20 Jun 14

Blotto says...

Will Bradford Council actually become innovative and ensure the potholes are repaired with a view to having them done properly and not need redoing several months down the road (pun intended) The problem with all Councils is this temporary repair mentality which may be cheap and convenient and ticks a few boxes but exacerbates the ongoing problem. So while the locals will appreciate something being done they would prefer a better quality repair even if it takes a little longer and doesn't cost much more (despite the garbage spouted by Councils that a good repair costs to much, which in long term economics is ****) So the challenge to BMDC is do this properly otherwise it is a total waste of money!
Will Bradford Council actually become innovative and ensure the potholes are repaired with a view to having them done properly and not need redoing several months down the road (pun intended) The problem with all Councils is this temporary repair mentality which may be cheap and convenient and ticks a few boxes but exacerbates the ongoing problem. So while the locals will appreciate something being done they would prefer a better quality repair even if it takes a little longer and doesn't cost much more (despite the garbage spouted by Councils that a good repair costs to much, which in long term economics is ****) So the challenge to BMDC is do this properly otherwise it is a total waste of money! Blotto
  • Score: 14

7:40am Fri 20 Jun 14

tinytoonster says...

they should be made to publish lists of work done.
amazing how the money seems to disappear!
they should be made to publish lists of work done. amazing how the money seems to disappear! tinytoonster
  • Score: 15

8:00am Fri 20 Jun 14

Lynchie says...

And it's election year or am I being too cynical?????
And it's election year or am I being too cynical????? Lynchie
  • Score: 2

8:46am Fri 20 Jun 14

collos25 says...

" So the challenge to BMDC is do this properly otherwise it is a total waste of money!"
With VS in the frame it will be a total waste of money like the millions she authorized for a bit of tarmac at Saltaire to make the traffic worse.
" So the challenge to BMDC is do this properly otherwise it is a total waste of money!" With VS in the frame it will be a total waste of money like the millions she authorized for a bit of tarmac at Saltaire to make the traffic worse. collos25
  • Score: 6

8:55am Fri 20 Jun 14

pcmanners says...

A well run Council would not have to go begging for money for essentials such as road repair. Potholes are the result of socialist incompetence at City Hall. Another reason for not voting Labour.

After the next election all major roads will be privatised into profit making companies. The toll revenue will keep the roads in excellent condition. No more potholes.
A well run Council would not have to go begging for money for essentials such as road repair. Potholes are the result of socialist incompetence at City Hall. Another reason for not voting Labour. After the next election all major roads will be privatised into profit making companies. The toll revenue will keep the roads in excellent condition. No more potholes. pcmanners
  • Score: 11

9:23am Fri 20 Jun 14

allinittogether says...

pcmanners wrote:
A well run Council would not have to go begging for money for essentials such as road repair. Potholes are the result of socialist incompetence at City Hall. Another reason for not voting Labour.

After the next election all major roads will be privatised into profit making companies. The toll revenue will keep the roads in excellent condition. No more potholes.
" Potholes are the result of socialist incompetence at City Hall"

It's all a conspiracy by those big bad weather controlling socialists.

Top trolling, one of your best yet!
[quote][p][bold]pcmanners[/bold] wrote: A well run Council would not have to go begging for money for essentials such as road repair. Potholes are the result of socialist incompetence at City Hall. Another reason for not voting Labour. After the next election all major roads will be privatised into profit making companies. The toll revenue will keep the roads in excellent condition. No more potholes.[/p][/quote]" Potholes are the result of socialist incompetence at City Hall" It's all a conspiracy by those big bad weather controlling socialists. Top trolling, one of your best yet! allinittogether
  • Score: 16

9:54am Fri 20 Jun 14

bluebluerobin says...

The money is very welcome. I hope central Government will audit its use. Councillor Slater and the rest of the Labour Group are not exactly bywords for competence and fiscal prudence.
The money is very welcome. I hope central Government will audit its use. Councillor Slater and the rest of the Labour Group are not exactly bywords for competence and fiscal prudence. bluebluerobin
  • Score: 29

10:26am Fri 20 Jun 14

Albion. says...

tinytoonster wrote:
they should be made to publish lists of work done.
amazing how the money seems to disappear!
That's part of the deal.
[quote][p][bold]tinytoonster[/bold] wrote: they should be made to publish lists of work done. amazing how the money seems to disappear![/p][/quote]That's part of the deal. Albion.
  • Score: 7

11:12am Fri 20 Jun 14

pcmanners says...

allinittogether wrote:
pcmanners wrote:
A well run Council would not have to go begging for money for essentials such as road repair. Potholes are the result of socialist incompetence at City Hall. Another reason for not voting Labour.

After the next election all major roads will be privatised into profit making companies. The toll revenue will keep the roads in excellent condition. No more potholes.
" Potholes are the result of socialist incompetence at City Hall"

It's all a conspiracy by those big bad weather controlling socialists.

Top trolling, one of your best yet!
Typical leftie trying to blame the weather for Labour's incompetence.

On properly maintained roads, surface blemishes are not allowed to develop into potholes. However the incompetent communists in City Hall just sat back and did nothing. They let the situation develop until it got so bad that the only solution was a handout from central Government. Even in Bradford socialists conspire to increase the national debt. Labour should never be allowed to govern ever again.
[quote][p][bold]allinittogether[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pcmanners[/bold] wrote: A well run Council would not have to go begging for money for essentials such as road repair. Potholes are the result of socialist incompetence at City Hall. Another reason for not voting Labour. After the next election all major roads will be privatised into profit making companies. The toll revenue will keep the roads in excellent condition. No more potholes.[/p][/quote]" Potholes are the result of socialist incompetence at City Hall" It's all a conspiracy by those big bad weather controlling socialists. Top trolling, one of your best yet![/p][/quote]Typical leftie trying to blame the weather for Labour's incompetence. On properly maintained roads, surface blemishes are not allowed to develop into potholes. However the incompetent communists in City Hall just sat back and did nothing. They let the situation develop until it got so bad that the only solution was a handout from central Government. Even in Bradford socialists conspire to increase the national debt. Labour should never be allowed to govern ever again. pcmanners
  • Score: 7

12:08pm Fri 20 Jun 14

allinittogether says...

pcmanners wrote:
allinittogether wrote:
pcmanners wrote:
A well run Council would not have to go begging for money for essentials such as road repair. Potholes are the result of socialist incompetence at City Hall. Another reason for not voting Labour.

After the next election all major roads will be privatised into profit making companies. The toll revenue will keep the roads in excellent condition. No more potholes.
" Potholes are the result of socialist incompetence at City Hall"

It's all a conspiracy by those big bad weather controlling socialists.

Top trolling, one of your best yet!
Typical leftie trying to blame the weather for Labour's incompetence.

On properly maintained roads, surface blemishes are not allowed to develop into potholes. However the incompetent communists in City Hall just sat back and did nothing. They let the situation develop until it got so bad that the only solution was a handout from central Government. Even in Bradford socialists conspire to increase the national debt. Labour should never be allowed to govern ever again.
Every local authority in the country has a problem with potholes exacerbated by winter weather and years of underfunding repairs.
Does that make every council "communist"?
There's a fine line between trolling and parody and you're stepping over it a lot now.
[quote][p][bold]pcmanners[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]allinittogether[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pcmanners[/bold] wrote: A well run Council would not have to go begging for money for essentials such as road repair. Potholes are the result of socialist incompetence at City Hall. Another reason for not voting Labour. After the next election all major roads will be privatised into profit making companies. The toll revenue will keep the roads in excellent condition. No more potholes.[/p][/quote]" Potholes are the result of socialist incompetence at City Hall" It's all a conspiracy by those big bad weather controlling socialists. Top trolling, one of your best yet![/p][/quote]Typical leftie trying to blame the weather for Labour's incompetence. On properly maintained roads, surface blemishes are not allowed to develop into potholes. However the incompetent communists in City Hall just sat back and did nothing. They let the situation develop until it got so bad that the only solution was a handout from central Government. Even in Bradford socialists conspire to increase the national debt. Labour should never be allowed to govern ever again.[/p][/quote]Every local authority in the country has a problem with potholes exacerbated by winter weather and years of underfunding repairs. Does that make every council "communist"? There's a fine line between trolling and parody and you're stepping over it a lot now. allinittogether
  • Score: 4

12:28pm Fri 20 Jun 14

modman61 says...

Believe it when you see it, the roads in Bradford are a disgrace. Prime examle is the trraffic lights at the jucntion of Bolton Road with Queens Road, there has been four bollards round a sunken manahole there for over a year now. Come on Bradford council get your fingers out!
Believe it when you see it, the roads in Bradford are a disgrace. Prime examle is the trraffic lights at the jucntion of Bolton Road with Queens Road, there has been four bollards round a sunken manahole there for over a year now. Come on Bradford council get your fingers out! modman61
  • Score: 7

12:39pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Robin of Loxley says...

pcmanners wrote:
A well run Council would not have to go begging for money for essentials such as road repair. Potholes are the result of socialist incompetence at City Hall. Another reason for not voting Labour.

After the next election all major roads will be privatised into profit making companies. The toll revenue will keep the roads in excellent condition. No more potholes.
Can you tell us if there's any potholes in Conservative-run councils?
[quote][p][bold]pcmanners[/bold] wrote: A well run Council would not have to go begging for money for essentials such as road repair. Potholes are the result of socialist incompetence at City Hall. Another reason for not voting Labour. After the next election all major roads will be privatised into profit making companies. The toll revenue will keep the roads in excellent condition. No more potholes.[/p][/quote]Can you tell us if there's any potholes in Conservative-run councils? Robin of Loxley
  • Score: 2

1:27pm Fri 20 Jun 14

theoutsider says...

Big hole in City Centre still needs filling! - seriously bet this story would not have run had our 'landmark' Hole still been a hole which technically I suppose it still is. But for Westfield rocking up recently with a few hats-hi viz jackets and a bit of scaffold.
Big hole in City Centre still needs filling! - seriously bet this story would not have run had our 'landmark' Hole still been a hole which technically I suppose it still is. But for Westfield rocking up recently with a few hats-hi viz jackets and a bit of scaffold. theoutsider
  • Score: -2

1:37pm Fri 20 Jun 14

bcfc1903 says...

Good news indeed, I'm sure Bradford Council will put this money to good effect regarding fixing some of the wear and tear on Bradford's roads.

I hear Blackburn Lancashire has four thousand holes :-)
Good news indeed, I'm sure Bradford Council will put this money to good effect regarding fixing some of the wear and tear on Bradford's roads. I hear Blackburn Lancashire has four thousand holes :-) bcfc1903
  • Score: -3

4:54pm Fri 20 Jun 14

FinlandStation says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
Good news indeed, I'm sure Bradford Council will put this money to good effect regarding fixing some of the wear and tear on Bradford's roads.

I hear Blackburn Lancashire has four thousand holes :-)
Hello bcfc, we missed your words of wisdom yesterday on the Bradford's educational failure, the Provy redundancies and the Sty Lane land grab.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Good news indeed, I'm sure Bradford Council will put this money to good effect regarding fixing some of the wear and tear on Bradford's roads. I hear Blackburn Lancashire has four thousand holes :-)[/p][/quote]Hello bcfc, we missed your words of wisdom yesterday on the Bradford's educational failure, the Provy redundancies and the Sty Lane land grab. FinlandStation
  • Score: 4

4:57pm Fri 20 Jun 14

FinlandStation says...

allinittogether wrote:
pcmanners wrote:
allinittogether wrote:
pcmanners wrote:
A well run Council would not have to go begging for money for essentials such as road repair. Potholes are the result of socialist incompetence at City Hall. Another reason for not voting Labour.

After the next election all major roads will be privatised into profit making companies. The toll revenue will keep the roads in excellent condition. No more potholes.
" Potholes are the result of socialist incompetence at City Hall"

It's all a conspiracy by those big bad weather controlling socialists.

Top trolling, one of your best yet!
Typical leftie trying to blame the weather for Labour's incompetence.

On properly maintained roads, surface blemishes are not allowed to develop into potholes. However the incompetent communists in City Hall just sat back and did nothing. They let the situation develop until it got so bad that the only solution was a handout from central Government. Even in Bradford socialists conspire to increase the national debt. Labour should never be allowed to govern ever again.
Every local authority in the country has a problem with potholes exacerbated by winter weather and years of underfunding repairs.
Does that make every council "communist"?
There's a fine line between trolling and parody and you're stepping over it a lot now.
Like most right wingers and Daily Mail readers PC is beyond parody.

I only wish the Council were Communists. At least then they would stand up for citizens against the likes of the capitalist developers of Sty Lane. As it we have an administration with all the hallmarks of a failed totalitarian cold war East European state.
[quote][p][bold]allinittogether[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pcmanners[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]allinittogether[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pcmanners[/bold] wrote: A well run Council would not have to go begging for money for essentials such as road repair. Potholes are the result of socialist incompetence at City Hall. Another reason for not voting Labour. After the next election all major roads will be privatised into profit making companies. The toll revenue will keep the roads in excellent condition. No more potholes.[/p][/quote]" Potholes are the result of socialist incompetence at City Hall" It's all a conspiracy by those big bad weather controlling socialists. Top trolling, one of your best yet![/p][/quote]Typical leftie trying to blame the weather for Labour's incompetence. On properly maintained roads, surface blemishes are not allowed to develop into potholes. However the incompetent communists in City Hall just sat back and did nothing. They let the situation develop until it got so bad that the only solution was a handout from central Government. Even in Bradford socialists conspire to increase the national debt. Labour should never be allowed to govern ever again.[/p][/quote]Every local authority in the country has a problem with potholes exacerbated by winter weather and years of underfunding repairs. Does that make every council "communist"? There's a fine line between trolling and parody and you're stepping over it a lot now.[/p][/quote]Like most right wingers and Daily Mail readers PC is beyond parody. I only wish the Council were Communists. At least then they would stand up for citizens against the likes of the capitalist developers of Sty Lane. As it we have an administration with all the hallmarks of a failed totalitarian cold war East European state. FinlandStation
  • Score: 9

5:11pm Fri 20 Jun 14

pcmanners says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
Good news indeed, I'm sure Bradford Council will put this money to good effect regarding fixing some of the wear and tear on Bradford's roads.

I hear Blackburn Lancashire has four thousand holes :-)
My point. Blackburn has a socialist Council. Clearly incompetence is a generic problem with lefties like yourself.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Good news indeed, I'm sure Bradford Council will put this money to good effect regarding fixing some of the wear and tear on Bradford's roads. I hear Blackburn Lancashire has four thousand holes :-)[/p][/quote]My point. Blackburn has a socialist Council. Clearly incompetence is a generic problem with lefties like yourself. pcmanners
  • Score: 3

5:42pm Fri 20 Jun 14

gouldengirl says...

pcmanners wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Good news indeed, I'm sure Bradford Council will put this money to good effect regarding fixing some of the wear and tear on Bradford's roads.

I hear Blackburn Lancashire has four thousand holes :-)
My point. Blackburn has a socialist Council. Clearly incompetence is a generic problem with lefties like yourself.
Walked into that one didn't you bcfc.

Didn't they tell you that a press release should be simple and without jokes. It looks like the training you received at the Council's Press Office is as defective as everything else at City Hall.

Just give it a rest and stop trying to spin bad news into good.
[quote][p][bold]pcmanners[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Good news indeed, I'm sure Bradford Council will put this money to good effect regarding fixing some of the wear and tear on Bradford's roads. I hear Blackburn Lancashire has four thousand holes :-)[/p][/quote]My point. Blackburn has a socialist Council. Clearly incompetence is a generic problem with lefties like yourself.[/p][/quote]Walked into that one didn't you bcfc. Didn't they tell you that a press release should be simple and without jokes. It looks like the training you received at the Council's Press Office is as defective as everything else at City Hall. Just give it a rest and stop trying to spin bad news into good. gouldengirl
  • Score: 4

6:39pm Fri 20 Jun 14

allinittogether says...

pcmanners wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Good news indeed, I'm sure Bradford Council will put this money to good effect regarding fixing some of the wear and tear on Bradford's roads.

I hear Blackburn Lancashire has four thousand holes :-)
My point. Blackburn has a socialist Council. Clearly incompetence is a generic problem with lefties like yourself.
Lol! Lennon & McCartney that well known socialist combo they're to blame for the Blackburn potholes.
C'mon if you're going to troll keep up.
[quote][p][bold]pcmanners[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Good news indeed, I'm sure Bradford Council will put this money to good effect regarding fixing some of the wear and tear on Bradford's roads. I hear Blackburn Lancashire has four thousand holes :-)[/p][/quote]My point. Blackburn has a socialist Council. Clearly incompetence is a generic problem with lefties like yourself.[/p][/quote]Lol! Lennon & McCartney that well known socialist combo they're to blame for the Blackburn potholes. C'mon if you're going to troll keep up. allinittogether
  • Score: -2

7:00pm Fri 20 Jun 14

pcmanners says...

allinittogether wrote:
pcmanners wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Good news indeed, I'm sure Bradford Council will put this money to good effect regarding fixing some of the wear and tear on Bradford's roads.

I hear Blackburn Lancashire has four thousand holes :-)
My point. Blackburn has a socialist Council. Clearly incompetence is a generic problem with lefties like yourself.
Lol! Lennon & McCartney that well known socialist combo they're to blame for the Blackburn potholes.
C'mon if you're going to troll keep up.
Yes, well, L&M wanted to get back to the USSR as I recall. Rather makes them deluded lefties. However Lennon was clearly doing the right thing when he reported on the disgraceful state of the roads in Blackburn which, no doubt, were caused by the Labour administration’s neglect.

I’m sure if L&M were together today they would be singing about Bradford’s sad decline; probably a variation on ‘Fixing a Hole’.

I’m so glad you read my column.
[quote][p][bold]allinittogether[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pcmanners[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Good news indeed, I'm sure Bradford Council will put this money to good effect regarding fixing some of the wear and tear on Bradford's roads. I hear Blackburn Lancashire has four thousand holes :-)[/p][/quote]My point. Blackburn has a socialist Council. Clearly incompetence is a generic problem with lefties like yourself.[/p][/quote]Lol! Lennon & McCartney that well known socialist combo they're to blame for the Blackburn potholes. C'mon if you're going to troll keep up.[/p][/quote]Yes, well, L&M wanted to get back to the USSR as I recall. Rather makes them deluded lefties. However Lennon was clearly doing the right thing when he reported on the disgraceful state of the roads in Blackburn which, no doubt, were caused by the Labour administration’s neglect. I’m sure if L&M were together today they would be singing about Bradford’s sad decline; probably a variation on ‘Fixing a Hole’. I’m so glad you read my column. pcmanners
  • Score: 3

7:22pm Fri 20 Jun 14

bcfc1903 says...

FinlandStation wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Good news indeed, I'm sure Bradford Council will put this money to good effect regarding fixing some of the wear and tear on Bradford's roads.

I hear Blackburn Lancashire has four thousand holes :-)
Hello bcfc, we missed your words of wisdom yesterday on the Bradford's educational failure, the Provy redundancies and the Sty Lane land grab.
I'm sure you did. Although you may need to keep up on some of those stories.
[quote][p][bold]FinlandStation[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Good news indeed, I'm sure Bradford Council will put this money to good effect regarding fixing some of the wear and tear on Bradford's roads. I hear Blackburn Lancashire has four thousand holes :-)[/p][/quote]Hello bcfc, we missed your words of wisdom yesterday on the Bradford's educational failure, the Provy redundancies and the Sty Lane land grab.[/p][/quote]I'm sure you did. Although you may need to keep up on some of those stories. bcfc1903
  • Score: -4

7:23pm Fri 20 Jun 14

bcfc1903 says...

pcmanners wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Good news indeed, I'm sure Bradford Council will put this money to good effect regarding fixing some of the wear and tear on Bradford's roads.

I hear Blackburn Lancashire has four thousand holes :-)
My point. Blackburn has a socialist Council. Clearly incompetence is a generic problem with lefties like yourself.
:-) Obviously my quote went way over your head.
[quote][p][bold]pcmanners[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Good news indeed, I'm sure Bradford Council will put this money to good effect regarding fixing some of the wear and tear on Bradford's roads. I hear Blackburn Lancashire has four thousand holes :-)[/p][/quote]My point. Blackburn has a socialist Council. Clearly incompetence is a generic problem with lefties like yourself.[/p][/quote]:-) Obviously my quote went way over your head. bcfc1903
  • Score: -2

7:24pm Fri 20 Jun 14

izzystillbreathing says...

pcmanners wrote:
allinittogether wrote:
pcmanners wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Good news indeed, I'm sure Bradford Council will put this money to good effect regarding fixing some of the wear and tear on Bradford's roads.

I hear Blackburn Lancashire has four thousand holes :-)
My point. Blackburn has a socialist Council. Clearly incompetence is a generic problem with lefties like yourself.
Lol! Lennon & McCartney that well known socialist combo they're to blame for the Blackburn potholes.
C'mon if you're going to troll keep up.
Yes, well, L&M wanted to get back to the USSR as I recall. Rather makes them deluded lefties. However Lennon was clearly doing the right thing when he reported on the disgraceful state of the roads in Blackburn which, no doubt, were caused by the Labour administration’s neglect.

I’m sure if L&M were together today they would be singing about Bradford’s sad decline; probably a variation on ‘Fixing a Hole’.

I’m so glad you read my column.
And as Don McLean sang 'Lennon read a book by Marx'. Clearly a deluded leftie.
[quote][p][bold]pcmanners[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]allinittogether[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pcmanners[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Good news indeed, I'm sure Bradford Council will put this money to good effect regarding fixing some of the wear and tear on Bradford's roads. I hear Blackburn Lancashire has four thousand holes :-)[/p][/quote]My point. Blackburn has a socialist Council. Clearly incompetence is a generic problem with lefties like yourself.[/p][/quote]Lol! Lennon & McCartney that well known socialist combo they're to blame for the Blackburn potholes. C'mon if you're going to troll keep up.[/p][/quote]Yes, well, L&M wanted to get back to the USSR as I recall. Rather makes them deluded lefties. However Lennon was clearly doing the right thing when he reported on the disgraceful state of the roads in Blackburn which, no doubt, were caused by the Labour administration’s neglect. I’m sure if L&M were together today they would be singing about Bradford’s sad decline; probably a variation on ‘Fixing a Hole’. I’m so glad you read my column.[/p][/quote]And as Don McLean sang 'Lennon read a book by Marx'. Clearly a deluded leftie. izzystillbreathing
  • Score: 5

7:31pm Fri 20 Jun 14

bcfc1903 says...

gouldengirl wrote:
pcmanners wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Good news indeed, I'm sure Bradford Council will put this money to good effect regarding fixing some of the wear and tear on Bradford's roads.

I hear Blackburn Lancashire has four thousand holes :-)
My point. Blackburn has a socialist Council. Clearly incompetence is a generic problem with lefties like yourself.
Walked into that one didn't you bcfc.

Didn't they tell you that a press release should be simple and without jokes. It looks like the training you received at the Council's Press Office is as defective as everything else at City Hall.

Just give it a rest and stop trying to spin bad news into good.
Somehow I don't think so, those 4,000 holes in Blackburn Lancashire certainly have a lot to answer for!
[quote][p][bold]gouldengirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pcmanners[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Good news indeed, I'm sure Bradford Council will put this money to good effect regarding fixing some of the wear and tear on Bradford's roads. I hear Blackburn Lancashire has four thousand holes :-)[/p][/quote]My point. Blackburn has a socialist Council. Clearly incompetence is a generic problem with lefties like yourself.[/p][/quote]Walked into that one didn't you bcfc. Didn't they tell you that a press release should be simple and without jokes. It looks like the training you received at the Council's Press Office is as defective as everything else at City Hall. Just give it a rest and stop trying to spin bad news into good.[/p][/quote]Somehow I don't think so, those 4,000 holes in Blackburn Lancashire certainly have a lot to answer for! bcfc1903
  • Score: -2

10:55pm Fri 20 Jun 14

mad matt says...

A large number of the pot holes which are filled over time and time again are the results of the foundations of the roads being badly re-instated after utility works, gas, water, sewer or electricity work. the utility companies should be heavily fined whenever they fail to re-instate the road as it was before the work took place and that money used to make proper repairs to the road foundations. You wouldn't find so many potholes re-appearing year after year in exactly the same place.
A large number of the pot holes which are filled over time and time again are the results of the foundations of the roads being badly re-instated after utility works, gas, water, sewer or electricity work. the utility companies should be heavily fined whenever they fail to re-instate the road as it was before the work took place and that money used to make proper repairs to the road foundations. You wouldn't find so many potholes re-appearing year after year in exactly the same place. mad matt
  • Score: 5

11:17pm Fri 20 Jun 14

micela22 says...

too late for the damage caused to my car: didn`t know the road as was visiting an area in a voluntary capacity & car wheel went down a large pothole which has damaged wheel & steering: see other post on car insurance renewal due to bd postcode, can`t manage repair on Bradford wages :-(
too late for the damage caused to my car: didn`t know the road as was visiting an area in a voluntary capacity & car wheel went down a large pothole which has damaged wheel & steering: see other post on car insurance renewal due to bd postcode, can`t manage repair on Bradford wages :-( micela22
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