Parish council fear injury to cyclists if potholes remain

South Cerney Duck Race and Village fair 2014.  Pictured, the river bank is lined with spectators as the ducks make their way down the river.





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South Cerney Duck Race and Village fair 2014. Pictured, the river bank is lined with spectators as the ducks make their way down the river. by Gavin Crilly Photography, (6544608)

First published in News

SOUTH Cerney Parish Council (SCPC) have demanded that Gloucestershire County Council (GCC)repair potholes on London Road near the village to help ensure that a popular cycle race in the town can go ahead next year.

The cycle race, organised by Performance Cycles, formed part of last month’s South Cerney Street Fair and was such a great success SCPC wish to bring it back.

The council have given GCC 12 month’s notice to hold it again next year but only if it takes action to repair potholes on the road, which is used as part of the course.

The issue was brought up at the SCPC meeting last week, by councillor Philip Nicholas, where he expressed concerns that if the potholes are not fixed, riders could crash and hurt themselves.

Cllr Nicholas told GCC councillor Shaun Parsons, who attended the meeting and is the GCC ward councillor for South Cerney, that he was disappointed action had not been taken to fix the problem, after it was reported to GCC .

He hit out at Cllr Parsons for not using his role as ward councillor for the area to get something done about the potholes.

“This has gone on for too long now, we elected you to get something done about these type of issues, ” he said.

Cllr Parsons responded by telling cllr Nicholas that he supported the pothole request and said he would help lobby GCC chief executive , Peter Bungard to take action.

He said: “If you want to object, you need to write to the chief executive. If you write to the chief executive I will endorse the letter for you.”

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7:19am Sun 15 Jun 14

Col Mustard says...

South Cerney roads are a mess , the Spine Road in particular and Broadway Lane because of the frequency of heavy vehicles. The Parish Council is ineffective in kicking GCC to get potholes and the general condition of the roads maintained. Should it really take a cycle race to stir the slumbering bureaucratic collection of part timers... ?
South Cerney roads are a mess , the Spine Road in particular and Broadway Lane because of the frequency of heavy vehicles. The Parish Council is ineffective in kicking GCC to get potholes and the general condition of the roads maintained. Should it really take a cycle race to stir the slumbering bureaucratic collection of part timers... ? Col Mustard
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8:33am Sun 15 Jun 14

Crispin Mount says...

Councillor Parsons (Con) has never recovered his credibility after turning a blind eye to Dennis Grant's Cotswold Water Park fraud in March 2010
Councillor Parsons (Con) has never recovered his credibility after turning a blind eye to Dennis Grant's Cotswold Water Park fraud in March 2010 Crispin Mount
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11:53pm Tue 17 Jun 14

esse quam viderie says...

Cllr Parsons said “If you want to object, you need to write to the chief executive. If you write to the chief executive I will endorse the letter for you.”
For goodness sake councillor, you are a member of the ruling group! Why don't you just have a word with the cabinet member for highways? If he can't get something done then there is no hope for anyone else!!!
Cllr Parsons said “If you want to object, you need to write to the chief executive. If you write to the chief executive I will endorse the letter for you.” For goodness sake councillor, you are a member of the ruling group! Why don't you just have a word with the cabinet member for highways? If he can't get something done then there is no hope for anyone else!!! esse quam viderie
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