Local Elections: How each party in Skegness will deal with the state of the roads
The battle for local elections in Skegness is heating up – roads are high on the agenda.
Labor, Conservatives and Skegness Urban District Society will all compete for the two Lincolnshire County Council seats that represent Skegness.
And one of the main issues that they have all commented on is the state of the roads.
Potholes are a key issue for each of the parties and they each have their own method of making sure the roads are safe for residents.
They all vowed to address the problem – but what exactly did they say and, more importantly, what will they do when they are in power?
Mark Anderson – Labor Party
“If I was elected, I would like to know how Lincolnshire County Council is doing. respond to potholes the moment they rely primarily on public reporting.
“In my opinion, if someone reports the pothole, and if it goes through the system, the pothole has deteriorated.
“In my opinion the system is wrong. The road network needs more checking of the Lincolnshire County Council highways.
“It’s not just about throwing money on it, but I think there’s a problem with the lack of people checking our road network because Tory has downsized over the years.
“The existing directive is not fit for purpose and needs to be changed, and I am also including footpaths.”
Billy Brookes – Skegness Borough Company
“At the moment, many of the repairs carried out are not permanent.
“When it rains heavily, it harms them and in a few weeks we’ll be back to what it was before, which is so inefficient.
“There is no point in constantly repairing the roads temporarily because you end up in a never-ending cycle.
“If we put money into repairing the roads so they’ll be good for the next five years, it’ll cost less than doing a make-do job every two months.”
(Image: Adam Laver)
Carl Macey – Conservative
“I am delighted that over the past four years I have successfully pushed for a number of roads in Skegness to be completely renewed. Lumley Avenue leads to Castleton Boulevard, Scarborough Avenue to Roman Bank and the Gyratory of St. Matthews Church completely renovated in the New Year.
“There are many others listed for the same level of investment. However, our roads in many areas are in poor condition and I have, and will continue to fight, to get repairs done faster and of better quality.
“It is only right that our residents can drive on a high-quality road network. I will continue to push for a lot more surfaces to show up as this is the only way we can improve our important roads in Skegness and Winthorpe. “
Local elections will take place this Thursday, May 6th, and polling stations will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Each household’s polling station is on each person’s voting card.