In contrast to yesterday’s post where I praised some thoughtful behaviour on a canal towpath, I thought this was worth highlighting as an appalling example of road maintenance in Central Bedfordshire. I have noticed before examples of painting over blocked drains and thinking it was just a one-off and yet it happens more frequently nowadays.
This particular example is on Beech Road, Dunstable. Having brought it to the attention of Central Bedfordshire Council, I regret I have had no reply and a little while ago the problem remained. Now I know in the great scheme of things, this is a pretty trivial matter but it does highlight a few concerns:
- Surely when work, such as painting yellow lines on roads, is inspected afterwards to make sure all is well?
- Perhaps it would make sense of preparatory work to be carried out beforehand i.e. unblocking drains which shouldn’t be blocked in the first place?
- Surely the Council ought to reply to my complaint about this?
- Most importantly – if individuals and authorities cannot be trusted with small issues like this, why should they be trusted with larger, more crucial issues?