Triumph of bureaucracy over common sense

Pot holes on Beckwith Road (1704304AM4)
Pot holes on Beckwith Road (1704304AM4)
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In last week’s Advertiser, Don Mackenzie told us that his officials have decided that Beckwith Road does not meet the council’s ‘intervention level’ for repairing potholes (which I understand to be a pothole depth of 40mm). This appears to be a triumph of bureaucracy over common sense.

Even if the potholes on Beckwith Road are not of this depth, it surely merely needs a sensible person (not clutching a rule book or a measuring stick) to look at the road as a whole.

It is in a dire condition – with potholes, crumbling grate surrounds, deteriorating speed humps and badly repaired utility works stretching for its whole length.

The road is a danger to users; one frequently sees drivers swerving to avoid the hazards (thus endangering other road users).

This road is heavily used, particularly at rush hours. Surely we are entitled to a decent road.

Dr Roger Litton

Florence Road,

Harrogate