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Potholes in Altrincham spark road rage
8:00am Friday 15th March 2013 in News
CYCLISTS and motorists have angrily spoken out about potholes in the Altrincham area - and are urging Trafford Council to pay attention to their complaints.
They claim some of the road-users have been injured or their vehicles have been damaged due to deep potholes.
Complaints have been lodged to the council about the condition of Stamford Park Road, Cavendish Road, Gorsey Lane, Green Lane and Stockport Road.
Dan Jones, 26, from Hale, and his fiancee have both experienced suspension problems with their cars, which they put down to the potholes.
He added: “The council need to get their act together and do their job - if I don’t do my job properly, I don’t get paid - the same should be for them too.”
The Seamons Cycling Club expressed concern that their members’ lives are being put in danger with some being injured in the past five months after hitting potholes.
Club member David Barker said: “The central and local government claim to be encouraging cycling as part of the solution to a range of environmental and public health problems; but at the same time they are presiding over conditions ‘out there’ which are putting the solution at risk.”
Cyclist Emma Copson, 36, from Sale, said residents should have more say on what their tax money is spent on and that roads should be a high priority.
She added: “The council are endangering people’s lives.”
Executive councillor Alan Mitchell said the council has dedicated teams who deal with pothole emergencies and encouraged the public to continue to report potholes.
He added: “I would like to reassure local people that our teams are working smartly to tackle potholes in Trafford, to make sure all road users enjoy a smooth and safe a journey as possible.”
To report a pothole contact Trafford Council on 0161 912 2000.