Overstrand – Bracken Avenue

In Overstrand this morning to look at the resurfacing work done in Bracken Avenue.

It looks like a disappointingly poor job done by Highways contractors without proper preparation or aftercare. This has left residents with a poor quality footpath surface that is already breaking up in places as weeds grow through it, and problems with loose chippings from the road surface.

Apart from weedkilling and sweeping, residents accept that there is probably little that can be done to correct the problems in the short term but I have written to Highways asking for their comments and urging them to learn the lessons so that others don’t get stuck with the problems caused by apparently trying to do jobs cheaply.