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Labour Party members in Cam are calling for the urgent resurfacing of Taits Hill Road

Speaking to local residents at the weekend, the biggest issue raised was the dangerous state of the road.

Speaking to local residents at the weekend, the biggest issue raised was the dangerous state of the road.

And with people swerving around potholes and straying into the opposing lane, accidents are becoming even more likely, with cyclists and motorcyclists especially at risk.

“People have been complaining for a very long time that Taits Hill Road is an accident waiting to happen,” added Liz Ashton, who was part of Labour’s team knocking on doors in Orchard Leaze on Sunday.

“It’s been on Dursley Matters more than once. One person we talked to on Sunday said a relative had his car written off because of the damage to his suspension from one of the potholes.

“Several people also commented that the way potholes are being filled is so incompetent that the filling just comes out and recreates the pothole in a very short time. This is really not an economically sensible way to deal with the problem.”

“Labour party members knock on doors on and off throughout the year to support Labour councillors and ask about local issues that need sorting out,” added Colin Fryer.

“On Sunday in Orchard Leaze, just about everyone we talked to raised the same issue of the huge potholes and absolutely appalling condition of Taits Hill Road.

“Unfortunately that’s not something that our Stroud District councillors can sort out because Gloucestershire County Council is responsible for road surfaces and pot holes. We have therefore today written a letter to the County Council to complain in the strongest terms and demand action.”

They urge anyone using Taits Hill Road to report the problems at www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/highways/roads/your-highways-report-it and to join in Cam, Dursley and Berkeley Labour Party’s campaign by tweeting Highways @GlosRoads