1,800 potholes reported across Dorset in just three weeks

Dorset Echo: HOLE LOT OF WOE: Derek Hine on Preston Beach Road in Weymouth HOLE LOT OF WOE: Derek Hine on Preston Beach Road in Weymouth

DORSET County Council has had 1,800 potholes reported on the roads in just three weeks.

And the spiralling cost to repair Dorset’s crumbling roads could be as much as £135,000.

The repair bill comes after the county has been battered for weeks by heavy rain and bad weather.

And as temperatures drop in the coming weeks the problem could get worse as ice causes further damage to the roads.

Since the start of the New Year, 1,800 potholes have been reported to Dorset County Council, along with a further 1,200 other highway-related issues.

Normally the county council said they get around 120 emergency call-outs a month.

The county council said the approximate cost of repairing a pothole, depending on the type of repair that needs to be done, is around £50 to £75 each.

So to fix all 1,800 potholes DCC will be facing an approximate bill of around £90,000 to £135,000.

A total of 35 teams are currently out and about on Dorset’s roads fixing the potholes and defects.

The county council said it was extremely important that if people saw potholes they report them immediately so that they can be repaired.

Once a problem is reported the potholes are ranked for repair based on the level of risk to road users – namely its location, size, depth and the sort of road on which it occurs.

Andrew Martin, head of the county council’s highways operations, said: “Potholes and other road defects happen when water is trapped in the road surface.

“When water freezes it expands – causing the surface to break up.

“So freezing weather after the recent wet conditions will mean that we expect more potholes and defects to appear.”

He added: “Our crews will continue to repair defects whatever the weather. “We aim to repair potholes that present an immediate hazard to motorists within 32 hours and all other defects within 28 days.

“With the present number of reports we are doing our best to keep to this commitment.”

  • TO report an urgent road problem including flooding and fallen trees call 01305 221020. Potholes and road defects can be reported online at dorsetforyou. com – search for road and pavement maintenance and fill in the online form.

The chairman of the Dorset Institute for Advanced Motorists, John Haywood, said it was important to drive according to the conditions of the road and this included both the weather and road conditions.

He said: “The potholes are a lot worse on unclassified country roads where they haven’t been repaired so quickly because, as I understand it, Dorset County Council repair the A and B roads quicker than unclassified roads. Obviously drivers should be aware of this and drive according to the conditions, at a speed where you can stop where you see a hazard or pothole in front of you.”

He said this was more difficult at night, or where standing water meant you couldn’t see the road as clearly.

He added: “It’s a national problem – it impacts on Dorset quite considerably because we have a high percentage of rural country roads.”

Drivers warned to take care

THE chairman of the Dorset Institute for Advanced Motorists, John Haywood, said it was important to drive according to the conditions of the road and this included both the weather and road conditions.

He said: “The potholes are a lot worse on unclassified country roads where they haven’t been repaired so quickly because, as I understand it, Dorset County Council repair the A and B roads quicker than unclassified roads.

"Obviously drivers should be aware of this and drive according to the conditions, at a speed where you can stop where you see a hazard or pothole in front of you."

He said this was more difficult at night, or where standing water meant you couldn’t see the road as clearly.

He added: “It’s a national problem – it impacts on Dorset quite considerably because we have a high percentage of rural country roads.”

Repairs 'waste of time'

ACROSS the county Echo readers have been getting in touch to tell us where the potholes are bad – from the north of the county near Hermitage and Evershot to the Old Sherborne Road and Milton Abbas, the Piddle Valley and Wessex Way near Dorchester, as well as Preston Beach Road in Weymouth. With the recent bad weather, the problem has been growing.

Derek Hine, of Preston, said he was concerned about Preston Beach Road and Dorchester Road, in Weymouth.

He said that the beach road was cracked in several places.

“On Dorchester Road, there are potholes round that area by Lidl and by the traffic lights near Morrison’s – these are main roads.”

He said he had reported it to the county council and filled in questionnaires about the roads.

He added he didn’t think the county council were doing enough to tackle the problem and that the whole road surface needed to be done again.

He said: “To me, you can’t go on just doing temporary repairs, it’s just a waste of time.”

Joyce Chutter, 82, from Hermitage, said that the potholes through the village were terrible.

She said: “You have a job to even miss one. They are dreadful.”

She said the narrow village roads were potholed and it was ok for the tractors, which could go over them, but people in normal cars had to go as slow as 5mph in order to avoid the holes.

She added: “It really is dangerous.”

Weather set to turn

THE weather looks set to turn colder and more characteristic for this time of year over the next few weeks.

The Met Office said that the weather will remain unsettled for the end of January and the beginning of February with bands of rain likely across the UK and some snow on the hills at times, with clear, cold conditions and brisk winds.

A spokesman said: “Drier and brighter weather is most likely in the south and south east. Temperatures will be near to or slightly below normal with a continued risk of frost and fog.”

Conditions will be likely to be changeable until mid February but the south could see longer spells of drier and brighter weather.

The spokesman said: “Some colder periods are likely, particularly between weather systems, with large variations possible day by day depending on the timings of weather systems.

Extra bills put pressure on stretched cash

EXTRA bills to repair weather-wrecked roads will put pressure on ‘already stretched council finances’, according to the Local Government Association.

The LGA, which represents more than 370 councils in England and Wales, called on the Department for Transport to create a highways maintenance emergency fund following the recent spate of heavy rain and flooding.

They said the recent bad weather had left behind a ‘daunting trail of destruction’ for councils to clear-up, including damage to highways, coastal defences and infrastructure.

The LGA said that an emergency fund would help support councils who now faced ‘hefty and unexpected’ repair bills after the recent flooding, which were ‘likely to place significant financial pressures on already stretched council finances.’ The government has announced it will set up a fund of £7million for local authorities affected by flooding, which has been welcomed by the LGA.

The LGA said that a similar fund was created following severe flooding in 2007.

Mike Jones, chairman of LGA’s Environment and Housing Board, pictured below, said: “We are pleased the government has recognised the need to assist with the early part of flood recovery with this emergency funding.

“This is a promising initial first step, but given the high costs of the floods already identified councils will need further help to fully repair the damage caused by this extreme weather.”

He added: “We would also like to thank the minister for acknowledging the work of local authorities during the recent storms and their subsequent clean up.

“Councils will continue to work round the clock to ensure floods are responded to swiftly and effectively.”

The news of the new government fund was welcomed by the county council. A spokesman for DCC said: "We would certainly be interested in any extra funding that may be available to help us repair potholes and other road defects for residents of Dorset.”

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8:20am Wed 22 Jan 14

IslandJim1 says...

What dosen't help is the amount of money that has to be spent repairing single track roads in the middle of deep dark Dorset, that in most cases lead to only a handle full of house's. These should be reclassified as private driveways, and the maintenance passed to the property/land owners that use them. Also places like Litton Cheney, why does it require 3 separate roads on to the Dorchester Road, scrap the White Way, which for the most part is impractical with a dangerous junction anyway. Carry on maintenance on the other routes, and leave it down the locals if they want to finance the other. Same with other access only routes. Even dare I say Portland Bill road, finance it with tourist car park money, make large coaches pay a toll.
What dosen't help is the amount of money that has to be spent repairing single track roads in the middle of deep dark Dorset, that in most cases lead to only a handle full of house's. These should be reclassified as private driveways, and the maintenance passed to the property/land owners that use them. Also places like Litton Cheney, why does it require 3 separate roads on to the Dorchester Road, scrap the White Way, which for the most part is impractical with a dangerous junction anyway. Carry on maintenance on the other routes, and leave it down the locals if they want to finance the other. Same with other access only routes. Even dare I say Portland Bill road, finance it with tourist car park money, make large coaches pay a toll. IslandJim1

10:30am Wed 22 Jan 14

annotater says...

This is what happens when councils cut corners and stop maintenance. We pay our road tax, fix the potholes and make the roads safer.
This is what happens when councils cut corners and stop maintenance. We pay our road tax, fix the potholes and make the roads safer. annotater

12:18pm Wed 22 Jan 14

elloello1980 says...

less than a hundred per pothole? seems good value...

This is what we pay for, why is it a story. DCC, just get on with it!
less than a hundred per pothole? seems good value... This is what we pay for, why is it a story. DCC, just get on with it! elloello1980

12:26pm Wed 22 Jan 14

pitgirl says...

why should pot holes in rural areas not be repaired ? We also pay council tax and road tax so are entitled to the same services as those in the towns.
why should pot holes in rural areas not be repaired ? We also pay council tax and road tax so are entitled to the same services as those in the towns. pitgirl

12:37pm Wed 22 Jan 14

IslandJim1 says...

pitgirl wrote:
why should pot holes in rural areas not be repaired ? We also pay council tax and road tax so are entitled to the same services as those in the towns.
If that is in response to my post then that's not what I was saying. I was using the rural roads as an example, but in general I'm referring to access only roads or roads that are nothing more than an extension to peoples private driveways (which in most cases are located in rural areas). Everyone expects a nice tarmac road to there front door no matter where they live, when the truth is if you chose to live in a rural location, you shouldn't expects the roads to be of the same standard as the middle of London, which simply isn't achievable within the current budget. I'm just offering an alternative to moaning about it every year, because unless you start paying more council tax (which I guess you would also be opposed to) its not going to get any better.
[quote][p][bold]pitgirl[/bold] wrote: why should pot holes in rural areas not be repaired ? We also pay council tax and road tax so are entitled to the same services as those in the towns.[/p][/quote]If that is in response to my post then that's not what I was saying. I was using the rural roads as an example, but in general I'm referring to access only roads or roads that are nothing more than an extension to peoples private driveways (which in most cases are located in rural areas). Everyone expects a nice tarmac road to there front door no matter where they live, when the truth is if you chose to live in a rural location, you shouldn't expects the roads to be of the same standard as the middle of London, which simply isn't achievable within the current budget. I'm just offering an alternative to moaning about it every year, because unless you start paying more council tax (which I guess you would also be opposed to) its not going to get any better. IslandJim1

12:59pm Wed 22 Jan 14

elloello1980 says...

IslandJim1 wrote:
pitgirl wrote: why should pot holes in rural areas not be repaired ? We also pay council tax and road tax so are entitled to the same services as those in the towns.
If that is in response to my post then that's not what I was saying. I was using the rural roads as an example, but in general I'm referring to access only roads or roads that are nothing more than an extension to peoples private driveways (which in most cases are located in rural areas). Everyone expects a nice tarmac road to there front door no matter where they live, when the truth is if you chose to live in a rural location, you shouldn't expects the roads to be of the same standard as the middle of London, which simply isn't achievable within the current budget. I'm just offering an alternative to moaning about it every year, because unless you start paying more council tax (which I guess you would also be opposed to) its not going to get any better.
rural areas do tend to pay more council tax
[quote][p][bold]IslandJim1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pitgirl[/bold] wrote: why should pot holes in rural areas not be repaired ? We also pay council tax and road tax so are entitled to the same services as those in the towns.[/p][/quote]If that is in response to my post then that's not what I was saying. I was using the rural roads as an example, but in general I'm referring to access only roads or roads that are nothing more than an extension to peoples private driveways (which in most cases are located in rural areas). Everyone expects a nice tarmac road to there front door no matter where they live, when the truth is if you chose to live in a rural location, you shouldn't expects the roads to be of the same standard as the middle of London, which simply isn't achievable within the current budget. I'm just offering an alternative to moaning about it every year, because unless you start paying more council tax (which I guess you would also be opposed to) its not going to get any better.[/p][/quote]rural areas do tend to pay more council tax elloello1980

1:15pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Parkstreetshufle says...

I'm imagining that the reason is the the DCC career and pensions funding has no potholes in it. One could imagine that even the event of nuclear armegdeon would not be enough to derail council payments into that particular coffer...
I'm imagining that the reason is the the DCC career and pensions funding has no potholes in it. One could imagine that even the event of nuclear armegdeon would not be enough to derail council payments into that particular coffer... Parkstreetshufle

2:40pm Wed 22 Jan 14

arlbergbahn says...

1,800? well, there was 4,000 holes in Blackburn, Lancashire according to the Beatles. That'll never be anywhere near enough to fill the Albert Hall.
1,800? well, there was 4,000 holes in Blackburn, Lancashire according to the Beatles. That'll never be anywhere near enough to fill the Albert Hall. arlbergbahn

2:57pm Wed 22 Jan 14

R950 says...

I take it the term “pothole” does not include the many lowered ironworks created by resurfacing. The roads on Portland are a case in point where only around 15mm was planned off before adding a new surface of approx 40 to 60mm. I was told they couldn’t plane any deeper because they were on a fixed time overnight contract and to plane a greater depth would take too long. Traffic driving over them are pushing them even deeper. The one on the Asda roundabout is a typical of this.
I take it the term “pothole” does not include the many lowered ironworks created by resurfacing. The roads on Portland are a case in point where only around 15mm was planned off before adding a new surface of approx 40 to 60mm. I was told they couldn’t plane any deeper because they were on a fixed time overnight contract and to plane a greater depth would take too long. Traffic driving over them are pushing them even deeper. The one on the Asda roundabout is a typical of this. R950

9:44pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Tinker2 says...

IslandJim1 wrote:
What dosen't help is the amount of money that has to be spent repairing single track roads in the middle of deep dark Dorset, that in most cases lead to only a handle full of house's. These should be reclassified as private driveways, and the maintenance passed to the property/land owners that use them. Also places like Litton Cheney, why does it require 3 separate roads on to the Dorchester Road, scrap the White Way, which for the most part is impractical with a dangerous junction anyway. Carry on maintenance on the other routes, and leave it down the locals if they want to finance the other. Same with other access only routes. Even dare I say Portland Bill road, finance it with tourist car park money, make large coaches pay a toll.
Interesting idea to cutting maintenance costs; scrap some roads. There are far too many of them anyway and they don't seem to go anywhere?
Let's adopt a Dr Beeching policy, after all he did wonders in making savings to the rail network.
[quote][p][bold]IslandJim1[/bold] wrote: What dosen't help is the amount of money that has to be spent repairing single track roads in the middle of deep dark Dorset, that in most cases lead to only a handle full of house's. These should be reclassified as private driveways, and the maintenance passed to the property/land owners that use them. Also places like Litton Cheney, why does it require 3 separate roads on to the Dorchester Road, scrap the White Way, which for the most part is impractical with a dangerous junction anyway. Carry on maintenance on the other routes, and leave it down the locals if they want to finance the other. Same with other access only routes. Even dare I say Portland Bill road, finance it with tourist car park money, make large coaches pay a toll.[/p][/quote]Interesting idea to cutting maintenance costs; scrap some roads. There are far too many of them anyway and they don't seem to go anywhere? Let's adopt a Dr Beeching policy, after all he did wonders in making savings to the rail network. Tinker2

5:32am Thu 23 Jan 14

ThomasFairfax says...

Only 1800?
There seems to be at least that number on the lane to Burton Bradstock past Modbury Farm.
Only 1800? There seems to be at least that number on the lane to Burton Bradstock past Modbury Farm. ThomasFairfax

8:45am Thu 23 Jan 14

IslandJim1 says...

Tinker2 wrote:
IslandJim1 wrote:
What dosen't help is the amount of money that has to be spent repairing single track roads in the middle of deep dark Dorset, that in most cases lead to only a handle full of house's. These should be reclassified as private driveways, and the maintenance passed to the property/land owners that use them. Also places like Litton Cheney, why does it require 3 separate roads on to the Dorchester Road, scrap the White Way, which for the most part is impractical with a dangerous junction anyway. Carry on maintenance on the other routes, and leave it down the locals if they want to finance the other. Same with other access only routes. Even dare I say Portland Bill road, finance it with tourist car park money, make large coaches pay a toll.
Interesting idea to cutting maintenance costs; scrap some roads. There are far too many of them anyway and they don't seem to go anywhere?
Let's adopt a Dr Beeching policy, after all he did wonders in making savings to the rail network.
I'm glad someone can see the logic. Anyone who disagree's, please have a look on Google Earth, for example, Bishops Road heading West out of Abbotsbury, which leads to, you guessed it KNOW WHERE, and serves a single dwelling. Yet from the above I can only assume that you are happy to suffer pot holes on major routes, to finance the upkeep of this persons driveway. You only have 3 options, Pay more, Stop moaning and accept or reduce the number for DCC highways to a amount that can me managed within the budget.
[quote][p][bold]Tinker2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IslandJim1[/bold] wrote: What dosen't help is the amount of money that has to be spent repairing single track roads in the middle of deep dark Dorset, that in most cases lead to only a handle full of house's. These should be reclassified as private driveways, and the maintenance passed to the property/land owners that use them. Also places like Litton Cheney, why does it require 3 separate roads on to the Dorchester Road, scrap the White Way, which for the most part is impractical with a dangerous junction anyway. Carry on maintenance on the other routes, and leave it down the locals if they want to finance the other. Same with other access only routes. Even dare I say Portland Bill road, finance it with tourist car park money, make large coaches pay a toll.[/p][/quote]Interesting idea to cutting maintenance costs; scrap some roads. There are far too many of them anyway and they don't seem to go anywhere? Let's adopt a Dr Beeching policy, after all he did wonders in making savings to the rail network.[/p][/quote]I'm glad someone can see the logic. Anyone who disagree's, please have a look on Google Earth, for example, Bishops Road heading West out of Abbotsbury, which leads to, you guessed it KNOW WHERE, and serves a single dwelling. Yet from the above I can only assume that you are happy to suffer pot holes on major routes, to finance the upkeep of this persons driveway. You only have 3 options, Pay more, Stop moaning and accept or reduce the number for DCC highways to a amount that can me managed within the budget. IslandJim1

10:34am Thu 23 Jan 14

Tinker2 says...

IslandJim1 wrote:
Tinker2 wrote:
IslandJim1 wrote: What dosen't help is the amount of money that has to be spent repairing single track roads in the middle of deep dark Dorset, that in most cases lead to only a handle full of house's. These should be reclassified as private driveways, and the maintenance passed to the property/land owners that use them. Also places like Litton Cheney, why does it require 3 separate roads on to the Dorchester Road, scrap the White Way, which for the most part is impractical with a dangerous junction anyway. Carry on maintenance on the other routes, and leave it down the locals if they want to finance the other. Same with other access only routes. Even dare I say Portland Bill road, finance it with tourist car park money, make large coaches pay a toll.
Interesting idea to cutting maintenance costs; scrap some roads. There are far too many of them anyway and they don't seem to go anywhere? Let's adopt a Dr Beeching policy, after all he did wonders in making savings to the rail network.
I'm glad someone can see the logic. Anyone who disagree's, please have a look on Google Earth, for example, Bishops Road heading West out of Abbotsbury, which leads to, you guessed it KNOW WHERE, and serves a single dwelling. Yet from the above I can only assume that you are happy to suffer pot holes on major routes, to finance the upkeep of this persons driveway. You only have 3 options, Pay more, Stop moaning and accept or reduce the number for DCC highways to a amount that can me managed within the budget.
Jim, it was a joke!
but seriously all the roads have classifications and if they are not A or B, then they are often just refered to as C. Looking at Google Earth and seemingly seeing roads going nowhere, will not tell you the classification and if they are in fact 'unclassified' then the Authority does not have to maintain them. The cost in those instances would be met by the householders, farm ,etc, for which they serve.
You may be interested to learn thet Whiteway, of which you have mentioned, has recently been unclassified.
[quote][p][bold]IslandJim1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tinker2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IslandJim1[/bold] wrote: What dosen't help is the amount of money that has to be spent repairing single track roads in the middle of deep dark Dorset, that in most cases lead to only a handle full of house's. These should be reclassified as private driveways, and the maintenance passed to the property/land owners that use them. Also places like Litton Cheney, why does it require 3 separate roads on to the Dorchester Road, scrap the White Way, which for the most part is impractical with a dangerous junction anyway. Carry on maintenance on the other routes, and leave it down the locals if they want to finance the other. Same with other access only routes. Even dare I say Portland Bill road, finance it with tourist car park money, make large coaches pay a toll.[/p][/quote]Interesting idea to cutting maintenance costs; scrap some roads. There are far too many of them anyway and they don't seem to go anywhere? Let's adopt a Dr Beeching policy, after all he did wonders in making savings to the rail network.[/p][/quote]I'm glad someone can see the logic. Anyone who disagree's, please have a look on Google Earth, for example, Bishops Road heading West out of Abbotsbury, which leads to, you guessed it KNOW WHERE, and serves a single dwelling. Yet from the above I can only assume that you are happy to suffer pot holes on major routes, to finance the upkeep of this persons driveway. You only have 3 options, Pay more, Stop moaning and accept or reduce the number for DCC highways to a amount that can me managed within the budget.[/p][/quote]Jim, it was a joke! but seriously all the roads have classifications and if they are not A or B, then they are often just refered to as C. Looking at Google Earth and seemingly seeing roads going nowhere, will not tell you the classification and if they are in fact 'unclassified' then the Authority does not have to maintain them. The cost in those instances would be met by the householders, farm ,etc, for which they serve. You may be interested to learn thet Whiteway, of which you have mentioned, has recently been unclassified. Tinker2

11:33am Thu 23 Jan 14

IslandJim1 says...

Tinker2 wrote:
IslandJim1 wrote:
Tinker2 wrote:
IslandJim1 wrote: What dosen't help is the amount of money that has to be spent repairing single track roads in the middle of deep dark Dorset, that in most cases lead to only a handle full of house's. These should be reclassified as private driveways, and the maintenance passed to the property/land owners that use them. Also places like Litton Cheney, why does it require 3 separate roads on to the Dorchester Road, scrap the White Way, which for the most part is impractical with a dangerous junction anyway. Carry on maintenance on the other routes, and leave it down the locals if they want to finance the other. Same with other access only routes. Even dare I say Portland Bill road, finance it with tourist car park money, make large coaches pay a toll.
Interesting idea to cutting maintenance costs; scrap some roads. There are far too many of them anyway and they don't seem to go anywhere? Let's adopt a Dr Beeching policy, after all he did wonders in making savings to the rail network.
I'm glad someone can see the logic. Anyone who disagree's, please have a look on Google Earth, for example, Bishops Road heading West out of Abbotsbury, which leads to, you guessed it KNOW WHERE, and serves a single dwelling. Yet from the above I can only assume that you are happy to suffer pot holes on major routes, to finance the upkeep of this persons driveway. You only have 3 options, Pay more, Stop moaning and accept or reduce the number for DCC highways to a amount that can me managed within the budget.
Jim, it was a joke!
but seriously all the roads have classifications and if they are not A or B, then they are often just refered to as C. Looking at Google Earth and seemingly seeing roads going nowhere, will not tell you the classification and if they are in fact 'unclassified' then the Authority does not have to maintain them. The cost in those instances would be met by the householders, farm ,etc, for which they serve.
You may be interested to learn thet Whiteway, of which you have mentioned, has recently been unclassified.
Ok, well your sarcasm aside, what's your solution? The council has no money so choose out of increase tax, do nothing, or maintain a reduced amount of highways....or propose an alternative.
[quote][p][bold]Tinker2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IslandJim1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tinker2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IslandJim1[/bold] wrote: What dosen't help is the amount of money that has to be spent repairing single track roads in the middle of deep dark Dorset, that in most cases lead to only a handle full of house's. These should be reclassified as private driveways, and the maintenance passed to the property/land owners that use them. Also places like Litton Cheney, why does it require 3 separate roads on to the Dorchester Road, scrap the White Way, which for the most part is impractical with a dangerous junction anyway. Carry on maintenance on the other routes, and leave it down the locals if they want to finance the other. Same with other access only routes. Even dare I say Portland Bill road, finance it with tourist car park money, make large coaches pay a toll.[/p][/quote]Interesting idea to cutting maintenance costs; scrap some roads. There are far too many of them anyway and they don't seem to go anywhere? Let's adopt a Dr Beeching policy, after all he did wonders in making savings to the rail network.[/p][/quote]I'm glad someone can see the logic. Anyone who disagree's, please have a look on Google Earth, for example, Bishops Road heading West out of Abbotsbury, which leads to, you guessed it KNOW WHERE, and serves a single dwelling. Yet from the above I can only assume that you are happy to suffer pot holes on major routes, to finance the upkeep of this persons driveway. You only have 3 options, Pay more, Stop moaning and accept or reduce the number for DCC highways to a amount that can me managed within the budget.[/p][/quote]Jim, it was a joke! but seriously all the roads have classifications and if they are not A or B, then they are often just refered to as C. Looking at Google Earth and seemingly seeing roads going nowhere, will not tell you the classification and if they are in fact 'unclassified' then the Authority does not have to maintain them. The cost in those instances would be met by the householders, farm ,etc, for which they serve. You may be interested to learn thet Whiteway, of which you have mentioned, has recently been unclassified.[/p][/quote]Ok, well your sarcasm aside, what's your solution? The council has no money so choose out of increase tax, do nothing, or maintain a reduced amount of highways....or propose an alternative. IslandJim1

12:20pm Thu 23 Jan 14

elloello1980 says...

IslandJim1 wrote:
Tinker2 wrote:
IslandJim1 wrote:
Tinker2 wrote:
IslandJim1 wrote: What dosen't help is the amount of money that has to be spent repairing single track roads in the middle of deep dark Dorset, that in most cases lead to only a handle full of house's. These should be reclassified as private driveways, and the maintenance passed to the property/land owners that use them. Also places like Litton Cheney, why does it require 3 separate roads on to the Dorchester Road, scrap the White Way, which for the most part is impractical with a dangerous junction anyway. Carry on maintenance on the other routes, and leave it down the locals if they want to finance the other. Same with other access only routes. Even dare I say Portland Bill road, finance it with tourist car park money, make large coaches pay a toll.
Interesting idea to cutting maintenance costs; scrap some roads. There are far too many of them anyway and they don't seem to go anywhere? Let's adopt a Dr Beeching policy, after all he did wonders in making savings to the rail network.
I'm glad someone can see the logic. Anyone who disagree's, please have a look on Google Earth, for example, Bishops Road heading West out of Abbotsbury, which leads to, you guessed it KNOW WHERE, and serves a single dwelling. Yet from the above I can only assume that you are happy to suffer pot holes on major routes, to finance the upkeep of this persons driveway. You only have 3 options, Pay more, Stop moaning and accept or reduce the number for DCC highways to a amount that can me managed within the budget.
Jim, it was a joke! but seriously all the roads have classifications and if they are not A or B, then they are often just refered to as C. Looking at Google Earth and seemingly seeing roads going nowhere, will not tell you the classification and if they are in fact 'unclassified' then the Authority does not have to maintain them. The cost in those instances would be met by the householders, farm ,etc, for which they serve. You may be interested to learn thet Whiteway, of which you have mentioned, has recently been unclassified.
Ok, well your sarcasm aside, what's your solution? The council has no money so choose out of increase tax, do nothing, or maintain a reduced amount of highways....or propose an alternative.
or fight those at the top, not take more from those at the bottom.
[quote][p][bold]IslandJim1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tinker2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IslandJim1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tinker2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IslandJim1[/bold] wrote: What dosen't help is the amount of money that has to be spent repairing single track roads in the middle of deep dark Dorset, that in most cases lead to only a handle full of house's. These should be reclassified as private driveways, and the maintenance passed to the property/land owners that use them. Also places like Litton Cheney, why does it require 3 separate roads on to the Dorchester Road, scrap the White Way, which for the most part is impractical with a dangerous junction anyway. Carry on maintenance on the other routes, and leave it down the locals if they want to finance the other. Same with other access only routes. Even dare I say Portland Bill road, finance it with tourist car park money, make large coaches pay a toll.[/p][/quote]Interesting idea to cutting maintenance costs; scrap some roads. There are far too many of them anyway and they don't seem to go anywhere? Let's adopt a Dr Beeching policy, after all he did wonders in making savings to the rail network.[/p][/quote]I'm glad someone can see the logic. Anyone who disagree's, please have a look on Google Earth, for example, Bishops Road heading West out of Abbotsbury, which leads to, you guessed it KNOW WHERE, and serves a single dwelling. Yet from the above I can only assume that you are happy to suffer pot holes on major routes, to finance the upkeep of this persons driveway. You only have 3 options, Pay more, Stop moaning and accept or reduce the number for DCC highways to a amount that can me managed within the budget.[/p][/quote]Jim, it was a joke! but seriously all the roads have classifications and if they are not A or B, then they are often just refered to as C. Looking at Google Earth and seemingly seeing roads going nowhere, will not tell you the classification and if they are in fact 'unclassified' then the Authority does not have to maintain them. The cost in those instances would be met by the householders, farm ,etc, for which they serve. You may be interested to learn thet Whiteway, of which you have mentioned, has recently been unclassified.[/p][/quote]Ok, well your sarcasm aside, what's your solution? The council has no money so choose out of increase tax, do nothing, or maintain a reduced amount of highways....or propose an alternative.[/p][/quote]or fight those at the top, not take more from those at the bottom. elloello1980

12:41pm Thu 23 Jan 14

IslandJim1 says...

elloello1980 wrote:
IslandJim1 wrote:
Tinker2 wrote:
IslandJim1 wrote:
Tinker2 wrote:
IslandJim1 wrote: What dosen't help is the amount of money that has to be spent repairing single track roads in the middle of deep dark Dorset, that in most cases lead to only a handle full of house's. These should be reclassified as private driveways, and the maintenance passed to the property/land owners that use them. Also places like Litton Cheney, why does it require 3 separate roads on to the Dorchester Road, scrap the White Way, which for the most part is impractical with a dangerous junction anyway. Carry on maintenance on the other routes, and leave it down the locals if they want to finance the other. Same with other access only routes. Even dare I say Portland Bill road, finance it with tourist car park money, make large coaches pay a toll.
Interesting idea to cutting maintenance costs; scrap some roads. There are far too many of them anyway and they don't seem to go anywhere? Let's adopt a Dr Beeching policy, after all he did wonders in making savings to the rail network.
I'm glad someone can see the logic. Anyone who disagree's, please have a look on Google Earth, for example, Bishops Road heading West out of Abbotsbury, which leads to, you guessed it KNOW WHERE, and serves a single dwelling. Yet from the above I can only assume that you are happy to suffer pot holes on major routes, to finance the upkeep of this persons driveway. You only have 3 options, Pay more, Stop moaning and accept or reduce the number for DCC highways to a amount that can me managed within the budget.
Jim, it was a joke! but seriously all the roads have classifications and if they are not A or B, then they are often just refered to as C. Looking at Google Earth and seemingly seeing roads going nowhere, will not tell you the classification and if they are in fact 'unclassified' then the Authority does not have to maintain them. The cost in those instances would be met by the householders, farm ,etc, for which they serve. You may be interested to learn thet Whiteway, of which you have mentioned, has recently been unclassified.
Ok, well your sarcasm aside, what's your solution? The council has no money so choose out of increase tax, do nothing, or maintain a reduced amount of highways....or propose an alternative.
or fight those at the top, not take more from those at the bottom.
Thats an argument that gets banded around a lot on every subject at the moment but doesn't really carry any weight, other than making you feel better because of your own short comings in earning power. If you want good people at the top, you have to pay for them, otherwise they will go else where, and then you will have no one, and nothing will get done. So that is not a solution, otherwise we could just pay everyone less and all the troubles of the world would be sorted, but its not going to happen. So again, are you happy to pay more tax to get the road's fixed, or have you got a solution?
[quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IslandJim1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tinker2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IslandJim1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tinker2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IslandJim1[/bold] wrote: What dosen't help is the amount of money that has to be spent repairing single track roads in the middle of deep dark Dorset, that in most cases lead to only a handle full of house's. These should be reclassified as private driveways, and the maintenance passed to the property/land owners that use them. Also places like Litton Cheney, why does it require 3 separate roads on to the Dorchester Road, scrap the White Way, which for the most part is impractical with a dangerous junction anyway. Carry on maintenance on the other routes, and leave it down the locals if they want to finance the other. Same with other access only routes. Even dare I say Portland Bill road, finance it with tourist car park money, make large coaches pay a toll.[/p][/quote]Interesting idea to cutting maintenance costs; scrap some roads. There are far too many of them anyway and they don't seem to go anywhere? Let's adopt a Dr Beeching policy, after all he did wonders in making savings to the rail network.[/p][/quote]I'm glad someone can see the logic. Anyone who disagree's, please have a look on Google Earth, for example, Bishops Road heading West out of Abbotsbury, which leads to, you guessed it KNOW WHERE, and serves a single dwelling. Yet from the above I can only assume that you are happy to suffer pot holes on major routes, to finance the upkeep of this persons driveway. You only have 3 options, Pay more, Stop moaning and accept or reduce the number for DCC highways to a amount that can me managed within the budget.[/p][/quote]Jim, it was a joke! but seriously all the roads have classifications and if they are not A or B, then they are often just refered to as C. Looking at Google Earth and seemingly seeing roads going nowhere, will not tell you the classification and if they are in fact 'unclassified' then the Authority does not have to maintain them. The cost in those instances would be met by the householders, farm ,etc, for which they serve. You may be interested to learn thet Whiteway, of which you have mentioned, has recently been unclassified.[/p][/quote]Ok, well your sarcasm aside, what's your solution? The council has no money so choose out of increase tax, do nothing, or maintain a reduced amount of highways....or propose an alternative.[/p][/quote]or fight those at the top, not take more from those at the bottom.[/p][/quote]Thats an argument that gets banded around a lot on every subject at the moment but doesn't really carry any weight, other than making you feel better because of your own short comings in earning power. If you want good people at the top, you have to pay for them, otherwise they will go else where, and then you will have no one, and nothing will get done. So that is not a solution, otherwise we could just pay everyone less and all the troubles of the world would be sorted, but its not going to happen. So again, are you happy to pay more tax to get the road's fixed, or have you got a solution? IslandJim1

1:59pm Thu 23 Jan 14

elloello1980 says...

IslandJim1 wrote:
elloello1980 wrote:
IslandJim1 wrote:
Tinker2 wrote:
IslandJim1 wrote:
Tinker2 wrote:
IslandJim1 wrote: What dosen't help is the amount of money that has to be spent repairing single track roads in the middle of deep dark Dorset, that in most cases lead to only a handle full of house's. These should be reclassified as private driveways, and the maintenance passed to the property/land owners that use them. Also places like Litton Cheney, why does it require 3 separate roads on to the Dorchester Road, scrap the White Way, which for the most part is impractical with a dangerous junction anyway. Carry on maintenance on the other routes, and leave it down the locals if they want to finance the other. Same with other access only routes. Even dare I say Portland Bill road, finance it with tourist car park money, make large coaches pay a toll.
Interesting idea to cutting maintenance costs; scrap some roads. There are far too many of them anyway and they don't seem to go anywhere? Let's adopt a Dr Beeching policy, after all he did wonders in making savings to the rail network.
I'm glad someone can see the logic. Anyone who disagree's, please have a look on Google Earth, for example, Bishops Road heading West out of Abbotsbury, which leads to, you guessed it KNOW WHERE, and serves a single dwelling. Yet from the above I can only assume that you are happy to suffer pot holes on major routes, to finance the upkeep of this persons driveway. You only have 3 options, Pay more, Stop moaning and accept or reduce the number for DCC highways to a amount that can me managed within the budget.
Jim, it was a joke! but seriously all the roads have classifications and if they are not A or B, then they are often just refered to as C. Looking at Google Earth and seemingly seeing roads going nowhere, will not tell you the classification and if they are in fact 'unclassified' then the Authority does not have to maintain them. The cost in those instances would be met by the householders, farm ,etc, for which they serve. You may be interested to learn thet Whiteway, of which you have mentioned, has recently been unclassified.
Ok, well your sarcasm aside, what's your solution? The council has no money so choose out of increase tax, do nothing, or maintain a reduced amount of highways....or propose an alternative.
or fight those at the top, not take more from those at the bottom.
Thats an argument that gets banded around a lot on every subject at the moment but doesn't really carry any weight, other than making you feel better because of your own short comings in earning power. If you want good people at the top, you have to pay for them, otherwise they will go else where, and then you will have no one, and nothing will get done. So that is not a solution, otherwise we could just pay everyone less and all the troubles of the world would be sorted, but its not going to happen. So again, are you happy to pay more tax to get the road's fixed, or have you got a solution?
shows how stupid you are. read back through your comments. Where have i mentioned MP's wages? you even fail to read obvious sarcasm. Although it's hard to hear of cuts to local councils when parliment running costs are increasing.

less tax equals more money for people to spend, thus bringing the economy back up. but it's simpletons like yourself that go for easy options like quick visible cuts to vital services, make people redundant etc.

Hence why you prove so unpopular on this thread.
[quote][p][bold]IslandJim1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IslandJim1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tinker2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IslandJim1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tinker2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IslandJim1[/bold] wrote: What dosen't help is the amount of money that has to be spent repairing single track roads in the middle of deep dark Dorset, that in most cases lead to only a handle full of house's. These should be reclassified as private driveways, and the maintenance passed to the property/land owners that use them. Also places like Litton Cheney, why does it require 3 separate roads on to the Dorchester Road, scrap the White Way, which for the most part is impractical with a dangerous junction anyway. Carry on maintenance on the other routes, and leave it down the locals if they want to finance the other. Same with other access only routes. Even dare I say Portland Bill road, finance it with tourist car park money, make large coaches pay a toll.[/p][/quote]Interesting idea to cutting maintenance costs; scrap some roads. There are far too many of them anyway and they don't seem to go anywhere? Let's adopt a Dr Beeching policy, after all he did wonders in making savings to the rail network.[/p][/quote]I'm glad someone can see the logic. Anyone who disagree's, please have a look on Google Earth, for example, Bishops Road heading West out of Abbotsbury, which leads to, you guessed it KNOW WHERE, and serves a single dwelling. Yet from the above I can only assume that you are happy to suffer pot holes on major routes, to finance the upkeep of this persons driveway. You only have 3 options, Pay more, Stop moaning and accept or reduce the number for DCC highways to a amount that can me managed within the budget.[/p][/quote]Jim, it was a joke! but seriously all the roads have classifications and if they are not A or B, then they are often just refered to as C. Looking at Google Earth and seemingly seeing roads going nowhere, will not tell you the classification and if they are in fact 'unclassified' then the Authority does not have to maintain them. The cost in those instances would be met by the householders, farm ,etc, for which they serve. You may be interested to learn thet Whiteway, of which you have mentioned, has recently been unclassified.[/p][/quote]Ok, well your sarcasm aside, what's your solution? The council has no money so choose out of increase tax, do nothing, or maintain a reduced amount of highways....or propose an alternative.[/p][/quote]or fight those at the top, not take more from those at the bottom.[/p][/quote]Thats an argument that gets banded around a lot on every subject at the moment but doesn't really carry any weight, other than making you feel better because of your own short comings in earning power. If you want good people at the top, you have to pay for them, otherwise they will go else where, and then you will have no one, and nothing will get done. So that is not a solution, otherwise we could just pay everyone less and all the troubles of the world would be sorted, but its not going to happen. So again, are you happy to pay more tax to get the road's fixed, or have you got a solution?[/p][/quote]shows how stupid you are. read back through your comments. Where have i mentioned MP's wages? you even fail to read obvious sarcasm. Although it's hard to hear of cuts to local councils when parliment running costs are increasing. less tax equals more money for people to spend, thus bringing the economy back up. but it's simpletons like yourself that go for easy options like quick visible cuts to vital services, make people redundant etc. Hence why you prove so unpopular on this thread. elloello1980

2:24pm Thu 23 Jan 14

IslandJim1 says...

elloello1980 wrote:
IslandJim1 wrote:
elloello1980 wrote:
IslandJim1 wrote:
Tinker2 wrote:
IslandJim1 wrote:
Tinker2 wrote:
IslandJim1 wrote: What dosen't help is the amount of money that has to be spent repairing single track roads in the middle of deep dark Dorset, that in most cases lead to only a handle full of house's. These should be reclassified as private driveways, and the maintenance passed to the property/land owners that use them. Also places like Litton Cheney, why does it require 3 separate roads on to the Dorchester Road, scrap the White Way, which for the most part is impractical with a dangerous junction anyway. Carry on maintenance on the other routes, and leave it down the locals if they want to finance the other. Same with other access only routes. Even dare I say Portland Bill road, finance it with tourist car park money, make large coaches pay a toll.
Interesting idea to cutting maintenance costs; scrap some roads. There are far too many of them anyway and they don't seem to go anywhere? Let's adopt a Dr Beeching policy, after all he did wonders in making savings to the rail network.
I'm glad someone can see the logic. Anyone who disagree's, please have a look on Google Earth, for example, Bishops Road heading West out of Abbotsbury, which leads to, you guessed it KNOW WHERE, and serves a single dwelling. Yet from the above I can only assume that you are happy to suffer pot holes on major routes, to finance the upkeep of this persons driveway. You only have 3 options, Pay more, Stop moaning and accept or reduce the number for DCC highways to a amount that can me managed within the budget.
Jim, it was a joke! but seriously all the roads have classifications and if they are not A or B, then they are often just refered to as C. Looking at Google Earth and seemingly seeing roads going nowhere, will not tell you the classification and if they are in fact 'unclassified' then the Authority does not have to maintain them. The cost in those instances would be met by the householders, farm ,etc, for which they serve. You may be interested to learn thet Whiteway, of which you have mentioned, has recently been unclassified.
Ok, well your sarcasm aside, what's your solution? The council has no money so choose out of increase tax, do nothing, or maintain a reduced amount of highways....or propose an alternative.
or fight those at the top, not take more from those at the bottom.
Thats an argument that gets banded around a lot on every subject at the moment but doesn't really carry any weight, other than making you feel better because of your own short comings in earning power. If you want good people at the top, you have to pay for them, otherwise they will go else where, and then you will have no one, and nothing will get done. So that is not a solution, otherwise we could just pay everyone less and all the troubles of the world would be sorted, but its not going to happen. So again, are you happy to pay more tax to get the road's fixed, or have you got a solution?
shows how stupid you are. read back through your comments. Where have i mentioned MP's wages? you even fail to read obvious sarcasm. Although it's hard to hear of cuts to local councils when parliment running costs are increasing.

less tax equals more money for people to spend, thus bringing the economy back up. but it's simpletons like yourself that go for easy options like quick visible cuts to vital services, make people redundant etc.

Hence why you prove so unpopular on this thread.
Where have I mentioned MP's wages, thats the first I've heard of it in this thread? As for an attack on me personally, a little bit uncalled for, if its simple because I have different views to you I think you will find that is called Bigotry!
Show's how stupid you are, sarcasm can be spoken but not written (there is no grammatical symbol for sarcasm, that's why it has to be written, "I like elloello1980" he said sarcastically ). And who's to say I didn't pick up on it, and choose to ignore it. Or that my reply wasn't also hinting at sarcasm also. As you don't know who I am, what I do, my rank, creed, qualifications ext, I'd rather you didn't refer to me as a simpleton, its your manner to quickly abuse rather than argue a fact that hints at the less educated. And you think I give a hoot if people have not "liked" my posts, I'm not the person who is simply moaning about a problem, I'm offering a solution, and if you can come up with a viable alternative I'm happy to discuss with you. If your capable of producing a decent argument in your favour, who know's, you might even win me over, that's how discussions work. Or did you think just because you can spell the word stupid, it gives you ownership of it and the right to wave it round in front of you discrediting anything you don't agree with? Thats not the way to get things done in life! I'd love to be taxed less, but its simply not going to happen, I'd like big boss's to get smaller pay outs and the money to be paid to lower earners, but its not going to happen. I'd also love my tires and suspension to last a little longer, So again, come up with a solution!
[quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IslandJim1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IslandJim1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tinker2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IslandJim1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tinker2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IslandJim1[/bold] wrote: What dosen't help is the amount of money that has to be spent repairing single track roads in the middle of deep dark Dorset, that in most cases lead to only a handle full of house's. These should be reclassified as private driveways, and the maintenance passed to the property/land owners that use them. Also places like Litton Cheney, why does it require 3 separate roads on to the Dorchester Road, scrap the White Way, which for the most part is impractical with a dangerous junction anyway. Carry on maintenance on the other routes, and leave it down the locals if they want to finance the other. Same with other access only routes. Even dare I say Portland Bill road, finance it with tourist car park money, make large coaches pay a toll.[/p][/quote]Interesting idea to cutting maintenance costs; scrap some roads. There are far too many of them anyway and they don't seem to go anywhere? Let's adopt a Dr Beeching policy, after all he did wonders in making savings to the rail network.[/p][/quote]I'm glad someone can see the logic. Anyone who disagree's, please have a look on Google Earth, for example, Bishops Road heading West out of Abbotsbury, which leads to, you guessed it KNOW WHERE, and serves a single dwelling. Yet from the above I can only assume that you are happy to suffer pot holes on major routes, to finance the upkeep of this persons driveway. You only have 3 options, Pay more, Stop moaning and accept or reduce the number for DCC highways to a amount that can me managed within the budget.[/p][/quote]Jim, it was a joke! but seriously all the roads have classifications and if they are not A or B, then they are often just refered to as C. Looking at Google Earth and seemingly seeing roads going nowhere, will not tell you the classification and if they are in fact 'unclassified' then the Authority does not have to maintain them. The cost in those instances would be met by the householders, farm ,etc, for which they serve. You may be interested to learn thet Whiteway, of which you have mentioned, has recently been unclassified.[/p][/quote]Ok, well your sarcasm aside, what's your solution? The council has no money so choose out of increase tax, do nothing, or maintain a reduced amount of highways....or propose an alternative.[/p][/quote]or fight those at the top, not take more from those at the bottom.[/p][/quote]Thats an argument that gets banded around a lot on every subject at the moment but doesn't really carry any weight, other than making you feel better because of your own short comings in earning power. If you want good people at the top, you have to pay for them, otherwise they will go else where, and then you will have no one, and nothing will get done. So that is not a solution, otherwise we could just pay everyone less and all the troubles of the world would be sorted, but its not going to happen. So again, are you happy to pay more tax to get the road's fixed, or have you got a solution?[/p][/quote]shows how stupid you are. read back through your comments. Where have i mentioned MP's wages? you even fail to read obvious sarcasm. Although it's hard to hear of cuts to local councils when parliment running costs are increasing. less tax equals more money for people to spend, thus bringing the economy back up. but it's simpletons like yourself that go for easy options like quick visible cuts to vital services, make people redundant etc. Hence why you prove so unpopular on this thread.[/p][/quote]Where have I mentioned MP's wages, thats the first I've heard of it in this thread? As for an attack on me personally, a little bit uncalled for, if its simple because I have different views to you I think you will find that is called Bigotry! Show's how stupid you are, sarcasm can be spoken but not written (there is no grammatical symbol for sarcasm, that's why it has to be written, "I like elloello1980" he said sarcastically ). And who's to say I didn't pick up on it, and choose to ignore it. Or that my reply wasn't also hinting at sarcasm also. As you don't know who I am, what I do, my rank, creed, qualifications ext, I'd rather you didn't refer to me as a simpleton, its your manner to quickly abuse rather than argue a fact that hints at the less educated. And you think I give a hoot if people have not "liked" my posts, I'm not the person who is simply moaning about a problem, I'm offering a solution, and if you can come up with a viable alternative I'm happy to discuss with you. If your capable of producing a decent argument in your favour, who know's, you might even win me over, that's how discussions work. Or did you think just because you can spell the word stupid, it gives you ownership of it and the right to wave it round in front of you discrediting anything you don't agree with? Thats not the way to get things done in life! I'd love to be taxed less, but its simply not going to happen, I'd like big boss's to get smaller pay outs and the money to be paid to lower earners, but its not going to happen. I'd also love my tires and suspension to last a little longer, So again, come up with a solution! IslandJim1

2:54pm Thu 23 Jan 14

R950 says...

I thought this thread was about potholes...... lol
I thought this thread was about potholes...... lol R950

2:59pm Thu 23 Jan 14

IslandJim1 says...

R950 wrote:
I thought this thread was about potholes...... lol
It was, for a small amount of time. But elloello only has one agenda and thats tax, seemingly because its a buzz word for getting lots of "likes" on your comments.
[quote][p][bold]R950[/bold] wrote: I thought this thread was about potholes...... lol[/p][/quote]It was, for a small amount of time. But elloello only has one agenda and thats tax, seemingly because its a buzz word for getting lots of "likes" on your comments. IslandJim1

3:57pm Thu 23 Jan 14

arlbergbahn says...

IslandJim1 wrote:
R950 wrote:
I thought this thread was about potholes...... lol
It was, for a small amount of time. But elloello only has one agenda and thats tax, seemingly because its a buzz word for getting lots of "likes" on your comments.
At least people have stopped counting down to how many days until immigrants from Romania are allowed to come here.
[quote][p][bold]IslandJim1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]R950[/bold] wrote: I thought this thread was about potholes...... lol[/p][/quote]It was, for a small amount of time. But elloello only has one agenda and thats tax, seemingly because its a buzz word for getting lots of "likes" on your comments.[/p][/quote]At least people have stopped counting down to how many days until immigrants from Romania are allowed to come here. arlbergbahn

4:18pm Thu 23 Jan 14

elloello1980 says...

IslandJim1 wrote:
R950 wrote: I thought this thread was about potholes...... lol
It was, for a small amount of time. But elloello only has one agenda and thats tax, seemingly because its a buzz word for getting lots of "likes" on your comments.
"If you want good people at the top, you have to pay for them"

Tax a buzz word, that I repeated from your comment. "happy to pay more taxes"

Go home, you've failed!
[quote][p][bold]IslandJim1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]R950[/bold] wrote: I thought this thread was about potholes...... lol[/p][/quote]It was, for a small amount of time. But elloello only has one agenda and thats tax, seemingly because its a buzz word for getting lots of "likes" on your comments.[/p][/quote]"If you want good people at the top, you have to pay for them" Tax a buzz word, that I repeated from your comment. "happy to pay more taxes" Go home, you've failed! elloello1980

4:43pm Thu 23 Jan 14

IslandJim1 says...

elloello1980 wrote:
IslandJim1 wrote:
R950 wrote: I thought this thread was about potholes...... lol
It was, for a small amount of time. But elloello only has one agenda and thats tax, seemingly because its a buzz word for getting lots of "likes" on your comments.
"If you want good people at the top, you have to pay for them"

Tax a buzz word, that I repeated from your comment. "happy to pay more taxes"

Go home, you've failed!
"usually an answer is better than no answer. but your answer, is as good as no answer". Sound familiar elloello1980. Because you are still yet to answer my question, whats your solution, or do you just live your life based on the droll come backs you manage to think of, Go home, YOU'VE failed! People may not have liked my suggestion, but I think your "thumbs down" are because you've just shown yourself to be nothing more than arrogant and a bit of a troll, just touting for a little keyboard war thrill.
[quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IslandJim1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]R950[/bold] wrote: I thought this thread was about potholes...... lol[/p][/quote]It was, for a small amount of time. But elloello only has one agenda and thats tax, seemingly because its a buzz word for getting lots of "likes" on your comments.[/p][/quote]"If you want good people at the top, you have to pay for them" Tax a buzz word, that I repeated from your comment. "happy to pay more taxes" Go home, you've failed![/p][/quote]"usually an answer is better than no answer. but your answer, is as good as no answer". Sound familiar elloello1980. Because you are still yet to answer my question, whats your solution, or do you just live your life based on the droll come backs you manage to think of, Go home, YOU'VE failed! People may not have liked my suggestion, but I think your "thumbs down" are because you've just shown yourself to be nothing more than arrogant and a bit of a troll, just touting for a little keyboard war thrill. IslandJim1

4:49pm Thu 23 Jan 14

RobinofLocksley says...

arlbergbahn wrote:
IslandJim1 wrote:
R950 wrote:
I thought this thread was about potholes...... lol
It was, for a small amount of time. But elloello only has one agenda and thats tax, seemingly because its a buzz word for getting lots of "likes" on your comments.
At least people have stopped counting down to how many days until immigrants from Romania are allowed to come here.
Yes, what happened to 'bluebottle'? Was he/she banned by the PC thought-police? I almost miss him/her.
In an (admittedly tenuous) attempt to link back to the original subject I was going to suggest that the new immigrants might be glad of some work repairing our roads. However, a quick google check shows that their roads are loads worse than ours so probably not a good idea.
[quote][p][bold]arlbergbahn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IslandJim1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]R950[/bold] wrote: I thought this thread was about potholes...... lol[/p][/quote]It was, for a small amount of time. But elloello only has one agenda and thats tax, seemingly because its a buzz word for getting lots of "likes" on your comments.[/p][/quote]At least people have stopped counting down to how many days until immigrants from Romania are allowed to come here.[/p][/quote]Yes, what happened to 'bluebottle'? Was he/she banned by the PC thought-police? I almost miss him/her. In an (admittedly tenuous) attempt to link back to the original subject I was going to suggest that the new immigrants might be glad of some work repairing our roads. However, a quick google check shows that their roads are loads worse than ours so probably not a good idea. RobinofLocksley

5:03pm Thu 23 Jan 14

elloello1980 says...

IslandJim1 wrote:
elloello1980 wrote:
IslandJim1 wrote:
R950 wrote: I thought this thread was about potholes...... lol
It was, for a small amount of time. But elloello only has one agenda and thats tax, seemingly because its a buzz word for getting lots of "likes" on your comments.
"If you want good people at the top, you have to pay for them" Tax a buzz word, that I repeated from your comment. "happy to pay more taxes" Go home, you've failed!
"usually an answer is better than no answer. but your answer, is as good as no answer". Sound familiar elloello1980. Because you are still yet to answer my question, whats your solution, or do you just live your life based on the droll come backs you manage to think of, Go home, YOU'VE failed! People may not have liked my suggestion, but I think your "thumbs down" are because you've just shown yourself to be nothing more than arrogant and a bit of a troll, just touting for a little keyboard war thrill.
Think someone is a little upset.

And Iannot argue with the last bit. Tis like fishing, once you get a bite you can get a bit excited.

Peace out, one love, I'm off home :)
[quote][p][bold]IslandJim1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IslandJim1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]R950[/bold] wrote: I thought this thread was about potholes...... lol[/p][/quote]It was, for a small amount of time. But elloello only has one agenda and thats tax, seemingly because its a buzz word for getting lots of "likes" on your comments.[/p][/quote]"If you want good people at the top, you have to pay for them" Tax a buzz word, that I repeated from your comment. "happy to pay more taxes" Go home, you've failed![/p][/quote]"usually an answer is better than no answer. but your answer, is as good as no answer". Sound familiar elloello1980. Because you are still yet to answer my question, whats your solution, or do you just live your life based on the droll come backs you manage to think of, Go home, YOU'VE failed! People may not have liked my suggestion, but I think your "thumbs down" are because you've just shown yourself to be nothing more than arrogant and a bit of a troll, just touting for a little keyboard war thrill.[/p][/quote]Think someone is a little upset. And Iannot argue with the last bit. Tis like fishing, once you get a bite you can get a bit excited. Peace out, one love, I'm off home :) elloello1980

2:53pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Dorset stuff says...

IslandJim1 wrote:
elloello1980 wrote:
IslandJim1 wrote:
R950 wrote: I thought this thread was about potholes...... lol
It was, for a small amount of time. But elloello only has one agenda and thats tax, seemingly because its a buzz word for getting lots of "likes" on your comments.
"If you want good people at the top, you have to pay for them"

Tax a buzz word, that I repeated from your comment. "happy to pay more taxes"

Go home, you've failed!
"usually an answer is better than no answer. but your answer, is as good as no answer". Sound familiar elloello1980. Because you are still yet to answer my question, whats your solution, or do you just live your life based on the droll come backs you manage to think of, Go home, YOU'VE failed! People may not have liked my suggestion, but I think your "thumbs down" are because you've just shown yourself to be nothing more than arrogant and a bit of a troll, just touting for a little keyboard war thrill.
I'm glad IslandJim1 is not in charge of our Counties roads or they would all be closed as some of them only go to a handful of houses, what a fool. Nobody is agreeing with you, take a hint.
[quote][p][bold]IslandJim1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IslandJim1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]R950[/bold] wrote: I thought this thread was about potholes...... lol[/p][/quote]It was, for a small amount of time. But elloello only has one agenda and thats tax, seemingly because its a buzz word for getting lots of "likes" on your comments.[/p][/quote]"If you want good people at the top, you have to pay for them" Tax a buzz word, that I repeated from your comment. "happy to pay more taxes" Go home, you've failed![/p][/quote]"usually an answer is better than no answer. but your answer, is as good as no answer". Sound familiar elloello1980. Because you are still yet to answer my question, whats your solution, or do you just live your life based on the droll come backs you manage to think of, Go home, YOU'VE failed! People may not have liked my suggestion, but I think your "thumbs down" are because you've just shown yourself to be nothing more than arrogant and a bit of a troll, just touting for a little keyboard war thrill.[/p][/quote]I'm glad IslandJim1 is not in charge of our Counties roads or they would all be closed as some of them only go to a handful of houses, what a fool. Nobody is agreeing with you, take a hint. Dorset stuff

4:58pm Fri 24 Jan 14

IslandJim1 says...

Dorset stuff wrote:
IslandJim1 wrote:
elloello1980 wrote:
IslandJim1 wrote:
R950 wrote: I thought this thread was about potholes...... lol
It was, for a small amount of time. But elloello only has one agenda and thats tax, seemingly because its a buzz word for getting lots of "likes" on your comments.
"If you want good people at the top, you have to pay for them"

Tax a buzz word, that I repeated from your comment. "happy to pay more taxes"

Go home, you've failed!
"usually an answer is better than no answer. but your answer, is as good as no answer". Sound familiar elloello1980. Because you are still yet to answer my question, whats your solution, or do you just live your life based on the droll come backs you manage to think of, Go home, YOU'VE failed! People may not have liked my suggestion, but I think your "thumbs down" are because you've just shown yourself to be nothing more than arrogant and a bit of a troll, just touting for a little keyboard war thrill.
I'm glad IslandJim1 is not in charge of our Counties roads or they would all be closed as some of them only go to a handful of houses, what a fool. Nobody is agreeing with you, take a hint.
Please try and read with a more sensible attitude...have I at any point said that all road's should be closed. I have simply pointed out that SOME roads in Dorset are not strictly speaking highways, yet they are maintained by wddc/dcc highways, why? And that reclassifying them would free up more money for the ones that were retained, that is a fact.
"they would ALL be closed as SOME of them only go to a handful of houses" dosent even make sense, your not quoting me, and contradicting yourself, what a fool. Wow some people on the Dorset Echo website disagree with me, all without actually contributing an alternative to the discussion or mastering a meaningful debate, "Im hurt" (he said sarcastically). So if you will, try and redeem yourself by replying without any forms of derogatory or meaningless insults, I could care less what you think of my idea, I'm not forcing it on you, so come up with an alternative. Because as pointed out, this situation is not going to improve!
[quote][p][bold]Dorset stuff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IslandJim1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IslandJim1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]R950[/bold] wrote: I thought this thread was about potholes...... lol[/p][/quote]It was, for a small amount of time. But elloello only has one agenda and thats tax, seemingly because its a buzz word for getting lots of "likes" on your comments.[/p][/quote]"If you want good people at the top, you have to pay for them" Tax a buzz word, that I repeated from your comment. "happy to pay more taxes" Go home, you've failed![/p][/quote]"usually an answer is better than no answer. but your answer, is as good as no answer". Sound familiar elloello1980. Because you are still yet to answer my question, whats your solution, or do you just live your life based on the droll come backs you manage to think of, Go home, YOU'VE failed! People may not have liked my suggestion, but I think your "thumbs down" are because you've just shown yourself to be nothing more than arrogant and a bit of a troll, just touting for a little keyboard war thrill.[/p][/quote]I'm glad IslandJim1 is not in charge of our Counties roads or they would all be closed as some of them only go to a handful of houses, what a fool. Nobody is agreeing with you, take a hint.[/p][/quote]Please try and read with a more sensible attitude...have I at any point said that all road's should be closed. I have simply pointed out that SOME roads in Dorset are not strictly speaking highways, yet they are maintained by wddc/dcc highways, why? And that reclassifying them would free up more money for the ones that were retained, that is a fact. "they would ALL be closed as SOME of them only go to a handful of houses" dosent even make sense, your not quoting me, and contradicting yourself, what a fool. Wow some people on the Dorset Echo website disagree with me, all without actually contributing an alternative to the discussion or mastering a meaningful debate, "Im hurt" (he said sarcastically). So if you will, try and redeem yourself by replying without any forms of derogatory or meaningless insults, I could care less what you think of my idea, I'm not forcing it on you, so come up with an alternative. Because as pointed out, this situation is not going to improve! IslandJim1

9:32pm Mon 27 Jan 14

simon26r says...

The problem is the council. If they went back to the old system of a council worker sees a hole they fill it. Not find a hole then report it then file it kn a computer then send a man out with a white can of spray paint. Then then then fill it. By this ti.e the hole is twice as deep.
Also on this note. The flooding. Every storm the men come out with flood signs. Put them up then take them down. Why not just mend the drain. Dig a hole. Divert the flow.. surely it coats just as much to keep putting up the signs every year as it would cost to fix.
The problem is the council. If they went back to the old system of a council worker sees a hole they fill it. Not find a hole then report it then file it kn a computer then send a man out with a white can of spray paint. Then then then fill it. By this ti.e the hole is twice as deep. Also on this note. The flooding. Every storm the men come out with flood signs. Put them up then take them down. Why not just mend the drain. Dig a hole. Divert the flow.. surely it coats just as much to keep putting up the signs every year as it would cost to fix. simon26r

6:39pm Thu 30 Jan 14

westbaywonder says...

Notice how people are very eager to clean beaches for free in their spare time but not ride around filling potholes for the good of the community in which they live.

Council man now reading this thinks "Yes what a brilliant idea,there is no end to what these fools will do for free having already paid us for not doing the work."

Collect your pothole filling kit at designated sites throughout Dorset and help make it a nicer place on Dorsets roads
Notice how people are very eager to clean beaches for free in their spare time but not ride around filling potholes for the good of the community in which they live. Council man now reading this thinks "Yes what a brilliant idea,there is no end to what these fools will do for free having already paid us for not doing the work." Collect your pothole filling kit at designated sites throughout Dorset and help make it a nicer place on Dorsets roads westbaywonder

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