Anger over Brinsworth roadworks “eyesore”

By David Parker | 03/05/2019

Anger over Brinsworth roadworks “eyesore”
Pete Deveaux

FORMER parish councillor has hit out at the mess left at the site of roadworks near his home, calling them an “eyesore”.

Pete Deveaux, of Catcliffe, said rubbish had been dumped next to a skip being used by Rotherham Council’s Streetwise team while they carried out resurfacing work on Whitehill Road, Brinsworth, about a mile from his home.

He said the rubbish - which included mattresses, a bedframe and two large storage containers - were near to elderly residents’ bungalows and two bus stops and were an inconvenience.

Rotherham Council’s Streetwise team is working on the road over the next two months as part of a wider investment programme in roads.

“They keep their diggers and their JCBs in those large containers,” he said.

“I imagine it’s their skip but other people have decided it’s their own.”

Mr Deveaux, who sat on Catcliffe Parish Council last year, said he had reported the problem to Cllr Alan Buckley, who represents Brinsworth and Catcliffe on Rotherham Council and is the borough’s Mayor.

“It’s the fact the containers are so close to the bungalows and the vehicles they are putting in them are causing problems for residents here,” he said.

“They can’t get their cars out.”

Colin Knight, Rotherham Council’s head of service for highways, said: “We apologise for any inconvenience caused to residents during roadworks around Whitehill Road.

“We have arranged for these much-needed resurfacing works to take place at a time to minimise disruption to local people.

“As part of the works we are required to provide welfare facilities for our teams and we also need to store plant and machinery safely and securely.

“Whilst it can sometimes be challenging to find a suitable location for these units, the units have been placed on the grass and do not affect vehicles or pedestrians.

“The works in the area will take place for the next two months, and are part of the council’s £10 million investment to improve roads across the borough in its 2020 Road Programme.”


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