This week I met one of the managers from infrastructure contractor Capita to do an on-foot tour around the ward looking at our roads and pavements… First a bit of context. Over 10 years ago now, North Tyneside’s previous Mayor, a Conservative, committed eye-watering sums of money to a series of long-term outsourcing agreements. InContinue reading “Improving Roads and Pavements”
Tag Archives: Pavements
Icy Weather Issues
As the cold ‘snap’ has dragged on into something longer the challenges for local people and for the council have increased. North Shields has been stuck in freezing conditions for over a week now, recognised by the triggering of cold weather payments to those eligible. We all face the challenge of keeping our homes warm,Continue reading “Icy Weather Issues”
Broadband Contractor Disruption
Over the last couple of weeks residents of several local streets have experienced disruption due to the laying of new broadband cable. So what’s going on and what can be done if the work isn’t up to scratch? I’ve had a lot of conversations and emails with residents over the last week or so aboutContinue reading “Broadband Contractor Disruption”
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Pavements not ponds please!
It is good to see contractors working on Preston Road addressing the issue of ‘ponding’ on the pavements. Their work should be completed this week. One of the features of the Preston ward of North Shields that makes it so attractive is the historic character of many of its residential areas. Parts of Preston VillageContinue reading “Pavements not ponds please!”
Fixing Wonky Pavements
Our ward has miles, and miles and miles of flagstone paving, much of it laid decades ago. Loose, cracked and wonky paving is a trip hazard. So what can be done about it? Fixing wonky pavements is right up there in the top 10 things that residents write to me about. Sadly, there are timesContinue reading “Fixing Wonky Pavements”