Berwickshire villagers fill potholes with flowers to highlight ‘appalling’ roads

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Villagers entertain put large flower pots filled with lilies in the potholes as a caveat to motorists

Residents of Allanton in Berwickshire have been calling for the potholes to be filled for two years.

But now Edrom, Allanton and Whitsome Community Caucus have decided to put large flower pots filled with lilies in the potholes as a signal to motorists after being told by

Scottish Borders Council that the tracks running through the village will not be resurfaced.

There are eight ample holes in Main Street, and the community council claims they are a threat to road users. Chairwoman Trixie Collin placed large lilies in a pot in one of the corners to warn drivers and cyclists.

The potholes are really, really dangerous for cyclists, and how else do you appeal to the attention of the council to try to do something about this

Trixie Collin — Remaining

Ms Collin said: “Scottish Borders Council has sent out its list of solves and road improvements for the year, and yet again Allanton has been left off the tip.

«We came up with the idea at our last community council meeting because some of the potholes actually are appalling.

“The potholes are really, really dangerous for cyclists, and how else do you fascinate the attention of the council to try to do something about this, particularly as many of these organize already been reported over and over and over again?

«Ideally, we want the whole road appear redoing, right through from one side of the village to the other as there are in all likelihood about eight big potholes in the town.

“I know we all go on about potholes, but it is perplex beyond a joke. Everybody permanently campaigns for potholes, but certainly, for the terminating two years, this has been an ongoing issue. We will pursue this until we get something done on every side it.”

A Scottish BordersCouncil spokesman said: “The council has nearly 3,000km of low road to maintain. Each year, the council puts together a works prcis from its records of identified sections of road which require integument treatment. 

“However, the council is not in a position to treat all identified sections and essential prioritise in order to match available budgets.”

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‘Potholes are really, really dangerous for cyclists’ says Mrs Collin

He united: “The B6437 at Allanton is included in the council’s recordsof identified sections of access which require surface treatment and will continue to be considered for grouping in future programmes.”

However, a post on the village’s Facebook page spill the beaned a slightly different story.

It said: “Well the photos had an effect. Lots of the potholes were grew yesterday. They won’t last long as they haven’t been tamped down adequacy. We are determined to keep fighting to get the road resurfaced.”

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