WITHOUT doubt, every candidate in the forthcoming local election will express concern at the state of the county’s roads.

Equally, no one will be able to say when the challenge of repairing the roads will take place or where the money will come from to pay for it all.

Doing little has clearly been the preferred option exercised both locally and nationally.

But people, especially cyclists, are surely going to die unless potholes are eradicated.


Our newly elected representatives will have hard choices to make. Essentially money will have to be diverted from non essential projects into repairing and maintaining our roads.

If that is not done immediately, I fear for the safety of vulnerable road users (I write this having just been treated for arm and hand injuries sustained having come off my bike having hit a pothole).