Darcy Lever potholes are dangerous, say residents

The Bolton News: SAFETY: Inspector Mark Kenny talks to residents at the meeting SAFETY: Inspector Mark Kenny talks to residents at the meeting

POTHOLES on a Darcy Lever street are a threat to people's safety, argued residents at an area forum meeting.

At the Little Lever and Darcy Lever Area Forum, residents described the bottom end of Lower Darcy Street, which is off Radcliffe Road, as 'dangerous' and 'absolute chaos'.

Lower Darcy Street is the only access point for residents of Leaf Street, Clayton Street and Clayton Avenue.

John Connor, aged 69, of Higher Darcy Street, which runs alongside Lower Darcy Street, said at the meeting: "There's quite literally a big hole in community safety. It's absolute chaos down there."

Alan Gaskell, aged 66, of Clayton Street, added: "These potholes are very dangerous. Something needs to be done."

According to Mr Connor and other residents, the council say they cannot repair the potholes because Lower Darcy Street is an unadopted road.

Other issues to be discussed at the meeting were the building of a new cycleway in Radcliffe Road, along with community safety and the area forum budget.

The meeting, which was held on Monday night at St Stephen and All Martyrs Primary School in Radcliffe Road, was attended by just under 50 people. 

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11:27pm Mon 3 Feb 14

AdeleTeresa says...

I agree. I lived on leaf st 10 years ago and my daughter fell when she was 5. She cut all her knees and elbows because of potholes and a raised manhole. We had to walk as I didn't drive then. Had a 2 year old in his pram and shopping bags. I complained and even got a solicitor involved but couldn't take them to court because bmbc claimed it wasn't their responsibility as it's unadopted and used to belong to the railway. The following week the council were fixing the holes around the manhole! They even provide the street lights.
I agree. I lived on leaf st 10 years ago and my daughter fell when she was 5. She cut all her knees and elbows because of potholes and a raised manhole. We had to walk as I didn't drive then. Had a 2 year old in his pram and shopping bags. I complained and even got a solicitor involved but couldn't take them to court because bmbc claimed it wasn't their responsibility as it's unadopted and used to belong to the railway. The following week the council were fixing the holes around the manhole! They even provide the street lights. AdeleTeresa
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12:49pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Donkey Stone says...

AdeleTeresa wrote:
I agree. I lived on leaf st 10 years ago and my daughter fell when she was 5. She cut all her knees and elbows because of potholes and a raised manhole. We had to walk as I didn't drive then. Had a 2 year old in his pram and shopping bags. I complained and even got a solicitor involved but couldn't take them to court because bmbc claimed it wasn't their responsibility as it's unadopted and used to belong to the railway. The following week the council were fixing the holes around the manhole! They even provide the street lights.
By doing the repairs the Council have admitted resposibility. Shame your solicitors didn't know that.
[quote][p][bold]AdeleTeresa[/bold] wrote: I agree. I lived on leaf st 10 years ago and my daughter fell when she was 5. She cut all her knees and elbows because of potholes and a raised manhole. We had to walk as I didn't drive then. Had a 2 year old in his pram and shopping bags. I complained and even got a solicitor involved but couldn't take them to court because bmbc claimed it wasn't their responsibility as it's unadopted and used to belong to the railway. The following week the council were fixing the holes around the manhole! They even provide the street lights.[/p][/quote]By doing the repairs the Council have admitted resposibility. Shame your solicitors didn't know that. Donkey Stone
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