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What a waste of our cash!

FOLD LANE: Flakes of white paint in a pothole where new lines have been put down. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG310314-129TW To order pictures please visit www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto or call 01775 7655433

FOLD LANE: Flakes of white paint in a pothole where new lines have been put down. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG310314-129TW To order pictures please visit www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto or call 01775 7655433

A resident is fuming about a “total waste of money” after white lines were painted at the crumbling edge of a road and into potholes.

Retired engineer Ron Tate says the county council painted four miles of white lines – both sides of Fold Lane, part of the B1365 linking High Road at Whaplode with Moulton Seas End.

He said: “They have done the whole road with nice, fresh paint and the road is full of potholes and falling to bits – and they have even painted down the potholes.

“If they have got money to waste, they could waste the money filling up the potholes.

“They have done four miles of white lines – both sides of the road that’s in need of repair not white lines.

“You can see that it’s a total waste of money when there’s obviously work that needs doing there. Some of the potholes are six inches deep and, when it rains, you can’t help but drive into them.”

Mr Tate (65) moved to Pipwell Gate, in Moulton Seas End, about six years ago.

He’s concerned about safety on Fold Lane – saying some corners are dangerous.

Mr Tate said: “About a month after we moved in, someone put a police car in the ditch.

“When it’s frosty, it is a bit dodgy.

“It’s a normal lane, it is nothing special, but it is used as a rat run.”

He said there was a rumpus in his village in 2009 when a resident, Tony Allen, put a home-made speed camera in his front garden to slow down traffic speeding on the road. The story featured in the Free Press and Spalding Guardian at the time.

A spokesman for Lincolnshire County Council highways said the works on Fold Lane were not completed to its satisfaction and they are “working with the contractors to find a solution”.

She said highways maintain that “it’s edge damage” rather than potholes and the road will be repaired “when the budgets permit”.

The council did not reply to our question on whether it was a mistake painting the white lines before repairs were done.

 

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