Surrey CC - This you be you next

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Ride hard
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Re: Surrey CC - This you be you next

Postby Ride hard » Fri Sep 20, 2013 13:08 pm

Call me visionary (or mad) but I have always thought that the blooming utility companies that endlessly dig up roads should be made to pay for pothole repairs. I do a hell of a lot of commuting all throughout London and would say the majority of potholes I see are where the road has been dug up by the aforementioned companies, as opposed to the roads deteriorating naturally which the council should fix themselves.

On another note, those Millar's are everywhere. David's other sister is a partner at the Face Partnership that runs the London Nocturne.
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Re: Surrey CC - This you be you next

Postby thistle (MBNW) » Fri Sep 20, 2013 13:30 pm

Ride hard wrote:Call me visionary (or mad) but I have always thought that the blooming utility companies that endlessly dig up roads should be made to pay for pothole repairs.

They are supposed to repair any reinstatements that aren't done properly.

There are a few problems with the way it works though:
  • Councils only go out and inspect a small percentage of work done
  • If a reinstatement isn't good enough, the council sends a notice to the company (if they can find out who it was) telling them to fix it within a certain timescale. Some companies will get the notice and forget about it, or possibly just ignore it because they know the councils won't do anything about it most of the time

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Re: Surrey CC - This you be you next

Postby Ride hard » Fri Sep 20, 2013 15:08 pm

Thanks for the info.

I can quite easily imagine the utility companies ignoring stuff like this as half of them can't even be bothered to answer the phone and deal with queries from their own customers.
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Re: Surrey CC - This you be you next

Postby Rodrego Hernandez » Fri Sep 20, 2013 15:17 pm

It's also easy to blame councils for your own mistakes.

It's our insurance and council tax going up!

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Re: Surrey CC - This you be you next

Postby Slowbike » Fri Sep 20, 2013 15:30 pm

Rodrego Hernandez wrote:It's also easy to blame councils for your own mistakes.

It's our insurance and council tax going up!


I'd be less bothered if they used the increase in revenue to fund the refurb of roads .... but they don't seem to do that.

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Re: Surrey CC - This you be you next

Postby t4tomo » Fri Sep 20, 2013 15:42 pm

Do Surrey CC regularly read this forum?

Odd thread title even without the typos.
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Re: Surrey CC - This you be you next

Postby displacedaussie » Fri Sep 20, 2013 15:54 pm

Ride hard wrote:On another note, those Millar's are everywhere. David's other sister is a partner at the Face Partnership that runs the London Nocturne.


I don't know if you're trolling or not but you do realise that's the same sister/person, right?

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Re: Surrey CC - This you be you next

Postby Mikey23 » Fri Sep 20, 2013 16:36 pm

Didn't read to the bottom... Don't quite know why they finished by highlighting the other two sky accidents which had nothing to do with potholes...


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