I knew posting would be a risky move. But thought the generalised attack on councils was unjustified.
In the past maybe councils were involved in cameras but not recently. I do use suffolks road, and also the A14 alot where i recently burst a tyre on a pot hole so I know exactly what people are cross about and I agree with them.
I wouldn't poit anyone to the CSD we page as it is the bain of my life and makes twice as much work for my. People are much better off talking to their local county councillor about their concerns than coming to me to complanas I have no control over budgets so can very rarely help you, beyond sending a subcontractor out to put some temporary material in to avoid anymore claims.
And there in lies the problem. Too many councils are selling off their departments to the private sector which is why less and less is being done. A contractor will not make money doing work, anyone can see that.
Suffolk will follow suit next april so expect less to be done around this way. This will result in hundreds of people being transfered to the private sector, loosing thier so called gold plated pension which they have paid in to but will get a lot less out of and more than likely also loosing their jobs.
I have been boh rivate and public and can say that private firms are run 10 timesmore efficient which is where the problems of the public sector come from.
I have seen both sides and do not dissagre with anyone but also want to remind peopel that the council is a big place and to just blame the whole establishment is wrong. There are a lot of people who work their arses off to make sure the roads are kept to a high standard but too many hurdles are put in ther way and there are too many times where they are made to feel like crap whilst doing above and beyond their duty. A few small changes would make a big difference but would not suit the people in power so they don't happen.