Road near Crediton, like driving over craters on the moon

By Crediton Courier Newspaper   |   Editorial   |
Sunday 5th February 2017 4:10 pm
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One of the potholes on the road from Thorn Hedges Cross to East Lodge, Long Barn, Sandford. AQ 0951

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SANDFORD Parish Council clerk, Malcolm Vallance, has written to Devon County Council Highway’s department on behalf of the council to report two issues.

Mr Vallance said that a heavy vehicle is believed to have hit Shute fence and that it was believed to be "very dangerous" and a "Health and Safety issue"

Mr Vallance said that although the fencing had been pushed back into place temporarily, he would "hate this to fall over onto a pedestrian."

Also, Homeside, Sandford, Mr Vallance told the Highway’s department that the footpath has "once again crumbled away and is in need of repair."

He suggested a more rebust type of material is used to complete the repair.

Devon County Council recently agreed to "patching" road repair works, due to take place next week, at Long Barn, Sandford.

Mr Vallance, in recording thanks, said: "As you know we have been reporting this matter for many years as the current surface is like driving over the craters on the moon!

"Once again many thanks. I know the residents in that area are delighted."

Weather and circumstances permitting on behalf of Devon County Council, South West Highways will be carrying out the patching work on the road from Thorn Hedges Cross to East Lodge, Long Barn, Sandford, from tomorrow, Monday, February 6 to Tuesday, February 7.

All affected properties have been advised by letter, and SWH will endeavour to maintain access to properties within the closure where necessary, however there may be times when access is restricted/delayed.

SWH apologise for any inconvenience caused by these essential works.

Further details of the roadworks can be found on Devon County Council’s interactive roadworks website at:

For any other enquiries please contact South West Highways Customer Liaison Officer, on telephone 01805 622395.

Alan Quick

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