A road in Burton Joyce that is urgently in need of repair is to be resurfaced, after a local county councillor convinced Nottinghamshire County Council to pay for the work.
Padley’s Lane in the village has been an issue for a considerable amount of time and local Labour county councillor Nicki Brooks has worked tirelessly to get it resurfaced.
Cllr Brooks organised on-site visits, sent emails, letters and arranged meetings to ensure they work was carried out and now her hard work has paid off after it was announced the road will be resurfaced as a matter of urgency.
Cllr Brooks said: “I never gave in, I knew this was needed and I would not take no for an answer.
“Over time I received numerous complaints from residents regarding the terrible condition of Padley’s Lane in Burton Joyce, I am absolutely thrilled to be able to announce that the whole lane is to be resurfaced with the bottom section around Burton Joyce Primary School to the junction and Main Street receiving some structural repairs as well.”
“The work had been on Nottinghamshire County Council’s reserve scheme for this financial year but due to government cuts, the work could not be carried out this year and it was not going to be included in next year’s programme either.
“Residents and visitors had been complaining, quite rightly, about the state of the road for quite some time and I knew from my own site visits that this decision was not right or fair.
“I took the residents representations to the chairman of the transport highways committee Cllr Kevin Greaves and asked him to intervene. He agreed with me that the very poor state of the road meant it required repairing as soon as possible.
She added: “I am delighted to be able to announce that the work is to begin in early April and run into the Easter holiday when the school will be closed.”