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Residents call for action over road damage and potholes on Carlton Hill


Angry residents are calling for action over the state of a road in Carlton which they say needs urgent attention.

People in the area say the potholes on Carlton Hill are damaging vehicles and also causing cyclists to swerve in an attempt to avoid the holes.

Residents also told Gedling Eye they are ‘questioning the professionalism’ of VIA East Midlands, who maintain the roads on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council, after fresh road markings were painted across a number of the potholes, which they say should have been repaired first.

Philip Parr is one of the residents unhappy with the current state of the road.

Mr Parr said he met with Via East Midlands last month to discuss the issues with them.

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DAMAGE: A picture residents say shows where road markings have been painted over a damaged section of the road (PICTURE: Philip Parr)
Photos showing damaged sections of the road leading to Carlton Hill (PICTURES: Philip Parr)

He told Gedling Eye: “I met with VIAEM some weeks ago but had mixed views with their responses.

“I am fully understanding that they have to work within an agreed budget but I have received emails from them giving assurances that extensive work would be carried out on Carlton Hill. The road has been deteriorating over the past few years

“I am aware of some cars having damaged caused and cyclists have to avoid the large holes in the road.

Mr Parr was also critical of recent work which took place on Carlton Hill.

He said: “Not only have VIAEM failed to repair the damage road surfaces but they have then proceeded in painting white lines over the surface of the damaged road – in some cases across the potholes

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“I do not know what their reasoning is to painting a road that firstly requires repair. It would seem sensible to repair the road first, then re-paint the road.

Gedling Eye contacted VIA East Midlands and Nottinghamshire County Council for a response.

Councillor John Cottee, Chairman of the Communities and Place Committee, at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “Our primary objective is to keep the roads in Nottinghamshire safe

“Officers from Via East Midlands have been in extensive contact with Mr Parr, including a face-to-face meeting with a Senior Officer.

“Mr Parr’s concerns were discussed and these included worn hatch markings on the road surface which have now been renewed.

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“We also advised Mr Parr, along with other local residents, how to report any potholes with a depth greater than 40mm which constitute a safety defect.

“Carlton Hill is inspected on a monthly basis and inspectors make any safety repairs as necessary. They also report back on the overall condition of the road and whether it should be considered for inclusion on any future programme.”

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  1. Don’t hold your breath! Carlton plays third fiddle behind Arnold and Gedling. There’s no money left for Carltons Roads, its all been allocated on yet ANOTHER revamp of Arnold Town Centre. What sort of a fool has roads remarked over badly broken, in desperate need of repair, road surfaces? And to add insult remark all Carlton Hill to Carlton Sq and then don’t bother with the crossroads ‘right turning’ lanes which are now NONE EXISTANT!


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