Councillor hits out at delays to road repairs

Cllr Frank Warby is complaining about the state of the roads on Moreton Hall, in particular Raedwald Drive ANL-151210-182602009
Cllr Frank Warby is complaining about the state of the roads on Moreton Hall, in particular Raedwald Drive ANL-151210-182602009
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A councillor has hit out at the state of roads on Moreton Hall, Bury St Edmunds, claiming some residents have been waiting years for unfinished repairs to be completed.

Cllr Frank Warby, St Edmundsbury Borough councillor for Moreton Hall, said he was ‘frustrated’ and ‘annoyed’ by the condition of roads on the estate.

Some have still not been adopted by Suffolk County Council which has been known to cause confusion for residents and further delays.

Mr Warby lives in Raedwalk Drive, an adopted horseshoe-shaped road where he says repairs were started seven years ago but never finished.

“We’ve been waiting seven years to have it done,” he said.

“They did the centre of it and left both sides undone - they were supposed to be coming back to finish it off but never bothered.”

Cllr Warby said recent work to build classrooms at the nearby Sebert Wood Primary School had brought heavy lorries into Raedwalk Drive and made things worse.

He wants the county council to act now, before the winter causes more problems.

“It’s in pretty bad shape,” he said. “As soon as the rain comes down and it freezes, it’ll lift more stuff out and make it worse - it’s going to cost more in the long run.”

A spokesman for Suffolk County Council said: “All roads are inspected regularly and any defects requiring attention are managed as reactive works.

“This particular road is in our programme for surfacing during the next financial year (2016/17).