Road funding decision "Ludicrous" councillor tells forum
Filton Labour district councillor Roger Hutchinson, has told a Safer Filton forum meeting that a decision this week not to choose Filton roads for urgent funding was "Ludicrous".
At a Southern Brooks meeting this week, South Gloucestershire councillors were expected to debate and vote to award a £60,000 highways maintenance projects fund. In a last minute twist it transpired there was only £10,000 availabe due to a reduction in funding.
Roads that were in with a chance of receiving funds were Boverton road, Stanley crescent and Glos road north, however at a safer Filton meeting last night attendees told their South Glos councillors, that there were many Filton roads in a state of worse disrepair.
Labour Councill Adam Monk confirmed that all £10,000 had been awarded to a Patchway road.
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Councillor Roger Hutchinson told the group the process had been based on a criteria presented by highways that he disagreed with and said was flawed. In response to being asked which Filton Labour councillor challenged the information he was unable to comment.
The third councillor for Filton, Labours Ian Scott did not attend the Safer Filton forum meeting, so was unable to comment.
The Safer Filton South Glos representative Peggy Ralph, recorded that the group felt that poor road condition in Filton have detoriorated dramatically in the last 12 months and have not received the necessary funding to maintain them.
The next meeting of the group is in December, when the priorities for Filton will again be discussed.