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Concerns over 'dangerous' potholes as resident uses can of beans to make his point!




Potholes as deep as 6in are causing damage to vehicles in a West Norfolk village, according to a resident.

Russell Bowlby, of Flights of Fantasy Creative Play, said he has had to replace four wheels because of the potholes.

A spokewoman from the county council told the Lynn News yesterday that works will be carried out in May.

Running along Tumbley Hill Road up to Gayton Thorpe, Mr Bowlby said there are around 20 potholes in total.

“These are as big as 6in deep and are proving to be a real safety issue,” Mr Bowlby said.

“It’s like a land mine and they are getting deeper and deeper when a tractor goes over them.”

West Acre pothole on Tumbley Hill Road
West Acre pothole on Tumbley Hill Road

The county council reportedly came out to repair some of the potholes nine months ago.

A follow-up letter was then sent two months ago by Mr Bowlby.

He also told the Lynn News that the county council has previously paid a bill covering some of the damage to his car.

Mr Bowlby continued: “My wife and I run two cars and have had to replace four tyres and weld seven smashed alloy rims.

“Our neighbours have the same ongoing problem.

“Clearly Norfolk Highways and the councils feel their resources are being better directed into parking wardens stalking the streets clawing in money for relatively innocuous offences, along with the funding of a plethora of mobile speed cameras.

“The last I am personally in favour of, in order to enhance safety, but there are clearly double standards here and to put it bluntly, money, rather than safety is a main consideration.”

A county council spokeswoman told the Lynn News action would be taken. She said: “Following complaints, we inspected the site and have programmed the required works.”

Completion of the works is due on Friday, May 10 she added.



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