IF A JOB IS WORTH DOING, IT'S WORTH DOING WELL …unless you live in Tameside!

Local councils have a duty to maintain the roads, but they can only fill a pothole if they know about it.

A good friend of mine emailed me yesterday to tell me how he had contacted ‘the council’ regarding a series of pot-holes that had presented themselves outside his house.

The problem was, every time they filled with rainwater, passing vehicles splashed the water across his front door.

To his amazement, two days after leaving a message on the council's website, he returned home to find ‘the men from the council’ had apparently dropped everything and effected urgent repairs, seemingly by dropping lumps of tarmac in the holes and stamping the black stuff down with their size nines!

It's now worse!
The sad truth is the road was only in bad condition because they did such a shoddy job the last time they patched it up.

Still, it’s good to know where our 4.99% council tax increase is going!