THE government recently announced financial aid would be given to councils to pay for highway repairs, but I would like to know what North Tyneside Council is doing with its allocation?
Certain sections are still in atrocious condition despite pot hole filling, which is anything but permanent.
Three sections of roadway are notoriously poor and require a complete resurfacing job, ie Front Street, Monkseaton; Marine Avenue west of the junction with Park View in Whitley Bay; and the appalling length of Front Street in Cullercoats.
Drivers are seeking alternative routes to avoid these bone shaking thoroughfares, which do so much damage to vehicle suspensions.
Motorists pay a high road tax originally intended to cover road upkeep but 90 per cent of that just goes in the treasury cashbox.
In this day and age it is disgraceful that poor road conditions exist whilst councils potter about with mere shovels of Tarmac, which is totally inadequate to deal with the volume of traffic essential today.
A clarification and a plan of proposed works should be forthcoming.