Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Quicker Solution Needed for Potholes ; VIEWPOINTS Write To: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF or Email: Viewpoints@men- News.Co.UK

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Quicker Solution Needed for Potholes ; VIEWPOINTS Write To: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF or Email: Viewpoints@men- News.Co.UK

Article excerpt

AS one of the many volunteer community guardians in the city of Manchester, we attempt to report fly tipping, street lighting issues and road defects - such as pot holes - to the council.

On the March 16, I reported to the council's contact centre a deep patch of potholes on Moston Lane near to Gill Street.

The defect was so deep the former cobbles were showing. The council gave this a 'service level agreement' to complete the work by March 28.

After sending a chaser email in early April, the response stated they would return in two days.

These days passed and I was forced to make a formal complaint via council website.

Still waiting for a response, I then sent an email to the cabinet member for highways and was promised he would seek a response from head of highways. …

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