Plea to repair potholed roads in Bowthorpe and West Earlham

Several streets in Bowthorpe are in urgent need of repair, according to a county councillor.

Paul Wells, the Conservative county councillor for Bowthorpe, has complied a list of 22 roads which he feels the city council should re-surface, following complaints from families living in the area.

Mr Wells said: 'Some of these roads already have potholes, whilst others are beginning to crack and could become a problem if we have a bad winter.

'Others have become a patchwork of pothole repairs over the years.'

The roads, mainly side streets and cul-de-sacs, are across Bowthorpe and West Earlham.


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Mr Wells said he would write to Norwich City Council with the list and ask them to include the streets on their maintenance programme and make them a priority.

He said: 'The city council does do a good job on most of the main roads, however, often the smaller roads and side closes are overlooked.

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'Many of the smaller roads have not been properly re-surfaced in years.

'If the council was to just re-surface some of them, they may actually save themselves money as they will have no more problems for a while. Prevention is better than cure.'

A spokeswoman for the city council said they were drawing up next year's programme of roadworks with streets needing the most urgent attention at the top of the list.

She said: 'If anyone does see a pothole on a road that is causing a hazard it is important we are aware so we can resolve it as a matter of urgency.

'If it is possible to provide a picture this is also of great help. 'We would like to thank people for their continued help in this.'

The roads include: Beloe Avenue, Bateman Close, Swafield Street, Joe Ellis Court, Morris Close, Notridge Road, Kerville Street, Yaxley Way, Wortham Close, Howlett Drive, Brampton Court, and Earlham Green Lane.

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