‘Fix our potholed road!’

Ward Councillor Paul Galley (right) with residents of Rockville Avenue who are angry Blackpool Council have refused to re-surface their road despite a petition signed by dozens of them.
Ward Councillor Paul Galley (right) with residents of Rockville Avenue who are angry Blackpool Council have refused to re-surface their road despite a petition signed by dozens of them.
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Rockville by name... and rocky by nature! That’s the claim of fed up residents in part of the Fylde coast, who are desperately calling on council bosses to fix their uneven road surface.

People living on Rockville Avenue, in Anchorsholme, say they are fed up of having to negotiate a string of cracks and pot-holes in the carriageway outside their homes.

And while other roads in Anchorsholme have been repaired as part of Blackpool Council’s Project 30 scheme, which will see £30m spent improving highways across the town, they claim their road has been unfairly left out.

Rockville Avenue resident Julie Morgan, who raised the issue on behalf of neighbours on the road, said: “Everyone is fed up with the road and with the bad weather coming, it is only going to get worse.

“Other roads in Anchorsholme have been repaired as part of Project 30 and we have asked the council to do ours, but they have said it doesn’t need doing.

“But the surface is breaking up and when cars travel at speed down here, we have even had chippings fly up.

“I heard one neighbour’s dog was hit by a chipping. Everyone who lives here drives really slowly to avoid their vehicles being damaged.

“For me personally it is difficult because I have a disabled daughter and when I am pushing her in her wheelchair I am worried about the front wheels getting caught and the chair going over.”

A spokesman for Blackpool Council said: “Residents in Rockville Avenue have been in touch with us about the surface of the road. Our engineers have visited the site and we will be in contact with them about the best solution.”

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