Thousands more invested to tackle Richmond potholes

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Potholes: The mortal enemy of motortists Potholes: The mortal enemy of motortists

More money will be poured into repairing roads and pavements across the borough.

Richmond Council put aside a further £250,000 for the roads and pavement scheme, which allows people to nominate areas for repair.

The extra funding, which was announced by deputy leader of the council Councillor Geoffrey Samuel on Tuesday, February 18, brings the council’s total spend on the fund to £750,000.

He said the decision was made after a record number of residents, 1,900, took part in this year’s consultation – three times more than the previous year.

He said: “I am delighted to allocate further funding for such a worthwhile and popular scheme. This is direct democracy in action and gets to the root of a problem the council knows is of a concern for its residents, as it is with all local authorities across the capital and beyond.”

This year’s nominations are being analysed and areas for improvement will then be selected and are due to be announced next month.

For more information, visit richmond.gov.uk/fund.

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12:47pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Badcooking says...

Naturally we motorists are delighted to hear that Cllr Geoffrey Samuel has found an extra £750,00 to fill in the Borough's potholes.
However I, along with a majority of religious leaders and those generally concerned with mankind, continue to wait for the announcement that he is prepared to release the underspend of £100,00 provided by the DWP before Christmas to needy families in our Borough. A priority should the holes in bellies Cllr Samuel!
Cynic that I am, my suspicion is that Cllr Samuel feels he will get more votes on 22nd May from the motorist than he will from those who have been forced to resort to Food banks.

Susan Burningham, Twickenham Riverside Liberal Democrat candidate.
Naturally we motorists are delighted to hear that Cllr Geoffrey Samuel has found an extra £750,00 to fill in the Borough's potholes. However I, along with a majority of religious leaders and those generally concerned with mankind, continue to wait for the announcement that he is prepared to release the underspend of £100,00 provided by the DWP before Christmas to needy families in our Borough. A priority should the holes in bellies Cllr Samuel! Cynic that I am, my suspicion is that Cllr Samuel feels he will get more votes on 22nd May from the motorist than he will from those who have been forced to resort to Food banks. Susan Burningham, Twickenham Riverside Liberal Democrat candidate. Badcooking
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5:03pm Fri 21 Feb 14

metis says...

Such a shame there isn't an 'edit' facility on posts here. I am sure that " A priority should the holes in bellies Cllr Samuel! " makes sense to you but not to me I'm afraid. And by the way how much is £100,00 exactly? A hundred pounds, ten thousand??
Such a shame there isn't an 'edit' facility on posts here. I am sure that " A priority should the holes in bellies Cllr Samuel! " makes sense to you but not to me I'm afraid. And by the way how much is £100,00 exactly? A hundred pounds, ten thousand?? metis
  • Score: 14

4:56pm Sat 22 Feb 14

Badcooking says...

So sad metis - I have noted the lower case - how pleased we would all be if you would take empty bellies as seriously as typos. Your moral compass seems to be out of kilter, but then no doubt you will vote for those who withhold food from the needy.
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So sad metis - I have noted the lower case - how pleased we would all be if you would take empty bellies as seriously as typos. Your moral compass seems to be out of kilter, but then no doubt you will vote for those who withhold food from the needy. . Badcooking
  • Score: -17

7:34pm Sat 22 Feb 14

metis says...

Nothing sad about it. Where did I question the premise of you post? I pointed out that I could not make any sense out of your use of English or (numeracy for that matter).
I have looked at it again and may be you meant to say 'A priority should (be) the holes in bellies(.) Cllr Samuel!(?)' Use of the lower case was not in question, but it wasn't clear that the sentence was meant as a rhetorical question.
I am not a pedant for grammer - as evident from my own posts. It simply didn't make any sense! So your faux indignation is really not warranted.
BTW. You didn't go to the same school as TwickenhamBob by any chance, did you?
Nothing sad about it. Where did I question the premise of you post? I pointed out that I could not make any sense out of your use of English or (numeracy for that matter). I have looked at it again and may be you meant to say 'A priority should (be) the holes in bellies(.) Cllr Samuel!(?)' Use of the lower case was not in question, but it wasn't clear that the sentence was meant as a rhetorical question. I am not a pedant for grammer - as evident from my own posts. It simply didn't make any sense! So your faux indignation is really not warranted. BTW. You didn't go to the same school as TwickenhamBob by any chance, did you? metis
  • Score: 15

12:49pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Badcooking says...

Nothing 'faux' about my indignation metis - I have yet to hear any regret that Cllr Samuel is willing to release £750K on potholes but not release the £100K meant to alleviate poverty.
Nothing 'faux' about my indignation metis - I have yet to hear any regret that Cllr Samuel is willing to release £750K on potholes but not release the £100K meant to alleviate poverty. Badcooking
  • Score: -14

9:00pm Mon 24 Feb 14

metis says...

Okay. Your REAL indignation - Which is still not warranted since I was merely asking for clarification on what you meant. Perhaps, though the indignation is understandable since you are a self-proclaimed expert in the English Language. I also discover that you have a doctorate in philosophy from the rarefied halls of Oxford. No doubt that qualifies you to judge other
peoples morals - at least in your own mind.
As to equating council maintenance of infrastructure with the very nuanced and complex subject of charity solely in terms of money - suggests to me that this is an over-simplification.
Okay. Your REAL indignation - Which is still not warranted since I was merely asking for clarification on what you meant. Perhaps, though the indignation is understandable since you are a self-proclaimed expert in the English Language. I also discover that you have a doctorate in philosophy from the rarefied halls of Oxford. No doubt that qualifies you to judge other peoples morals - at least in your own mind. As to equating council maintenance of infrastructure with the very nuanced and complex subject of charity solely in terms of money - suggests to me that this is an over-simplification. metis
  • Score: 12

7:01pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Twickenham Bob says...

We need to keep the spot light on how the Tory Party is using hunger to 'punish' the poor.

The actions of this Council show it's not just the national Tory Party who are looking for ways to target the very poorest, but the local Tory Party too.

So anyone who puts a cross next to a local Tory candidate at the next local election will have to bear the moral burden of promoting hunger on their shoulders.

£100,000 welfare underspend in this borough is the result of adults and children not eating, people shivering in houses with no power on even the coldest of winter nights, and sharp declines in there health.

I also noted a feature in the Evening Standard where HIV patients care is being compromised as they can no longer afford the diet they need for their medicine to work. Resulting in there viral load increasing causing very real public health issues.
We need to keep the spot light on how the Tory Party is using hunger to 'punish' the poor. The actions of this Council show it's not just the national Tory Party who are looking for ways to target the very poorest, but the local Tory Party too. So anyone who puts a cross next to a local Tory candidate at the next local election will have to bear the moral burden of promoting hunger on their shoulders. £100,000 welfare underspend in this borough is the result of adults and children not eating, people shivering in houses with no power on even the coldest of winter nights, and sharp declines in there health. I also noted a feature in the Evening Standard where HIV patients care is being compromised as they can no longer afford the diet they need for their medicine to work. Resulting in there viral load increasing causing very real public health issues. Twickenham Bob
  • Score: -11

11:20pm Tue 25 Feb 14

metis says...

Twickenham Bob wrote:
We need to keep the spot light on how the Tory Party is using hunger to 'punish' the poor.

The actions of this Council show it's not just the national Tory Party who are looking for ways to target the very poorest, but the local Tory Party too.

So anyone who puts a cross next to a local Tory candidate at the next local election will have to bear the moral burden of promoting hunger on their shoulders.

£100,000 welfare underspend in this borough is the result of adults and children not eating, people shivering in houses with no power on even the coldest of winter nights, and sharp declines in there health.

I also noted a feature in the Evening Standard where HIV patients care is being compromised as they can no longer afford the diet they need for their medicine to work. Resulting in there viral load increasing causing very real public health issues.
Glad to hear life is looking good on Planet Bob.
[quote][p][bold]Twickenham Bob[/bold] wrote: We need to keep the spot light on how the Tory Party is using hunger to 'punish' the poor. The actions of this Council show it's not just the national Tory Party who are looking for ways to target the very poorest, but the local Tory Party too. So anyone who puts a cross next to a local Tory candidate at the next local election will have to bear the moral burden of promoting hunger on their shoulders. £100,000 welfare underspend in this borough is the result of adults and children not eating, people shivering in houses with no power on even the coldest of winter nights, and sharp declines in there health. I also noted a feature in the Evening Standard where HIV patients care is being compromised as they can no longer afford the diet they need for their medicine to work. Resulting in there viral load increasing causing very real public health issues.[/p][/quote]Glad to hear life is looking good on Planet Bob. metis
  • Score: 13

2:27pm Wed 26 Feb 14

lucullus says...

It's worth observing that fixing potholes also benefits cycling in the borough - dodging bad potholes can cost you a serious injury, but going through them - as Boris discovered - could destroy your bike ...
It's worth observing that fixing potholes also benefits cycling in the borough - dodging bad potholes can cost you a serious injury, but going through them - as Boris discovered - could destroy your bike ... lucullus
  • Score: -6

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