Labour’s approach to repairing potholes ‘wasteful’, say Ealing Lib Dems

Image above: Liberal Democrat Councillor Gary Busuttil at Fletcher Road recently next to a pothole

Liberal Democrats complain Ealing Council is wasting money with pothole strategy

Liberal Democrat Southfield Councillor Gary Busuttil has criticised Ealing Council for the way they conduct “many, many” patch repairs on streets before they agree to completely resurface a street.

Patch repairs, which the Lib Dems said cost of “a lot of money” is the process of filling potholes or excavated areas in roads.

One example Mr. Busuttil cites is Fletcher Road, which has seen a “huge number” of patch repairs made before Labour-ran Ealing Council agreed to resurface the street, which will take place in September.

Quick repair of potholes or other pavement disintegration through patching helps control further deterioration and expensive repair of the pavement.

Southfield Liberal Democrat Councillor Gary Busuttil said:

“Liberal Democrats believe that many of the patch repairs made to our streets are wasteful as they are very expensive, when resurfacing a whole street could be less costly in the long run. It is great that Fletcher Road will be resurfaced but we have heard the complaints to the Labour-run Ealing Council for years.

“If they had resurfaced the street a few years ago a lot of money could have been saved. Liberal Democrats want to see our Council Taxes spent more efficiently and in a way that delivers safe streets.”