|Council's Pavement Management Gets A Pounding|
Residents call for more repairs
Residents in the Ealing Common ward have signed a petition calling for safer roads and pavements.
This week local campaigners knocked on doors in Warwick Road, Kenilworth Road and Webster Garden and discussed the poor state of repair.
In less than two hours, over 60 residents signed the petition.
Local Liberal Democrats plan to keep promoting the petition and collecting signatures, and will present it to Ealing Council.
At a Council Tax budget meeting last year, the Liberal Democrats called for an increase in money to be spent on mending broken paving (£425,000) and repairing roads (also £425,000). Labour and Conservatives, did not agree with this proposal.
Local campaigner Jenni Hollis said:
''The pavements and roads are in a dreadful condition. They are simply unsafe for everyone, especially in the evening and night time. Labour-run Ealing Council seem keen to spend money on magazines and PR, but won’t take action on our run-down roads and pavements.
''The response on the doorstep was overwhelming - residents seemed delighted that someone was trying to do something about the problem. A full resurfacing is clearly needed in this part of Ealing Common. The petition demonstrates the strength of feeling on this matter – I hope the Council will now listen to the residents.''
24th October 2012