Councillors criticise Havering’s road surfaces during council budget meeting
Ramzy Alwakeel, Reporter
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Road surfaces across the borough came in for harsh criticism as Havering’s budget passed through the council chamber last night.
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“I think we would all agree the need to spend more on road repairs,” said Cllr Keith Darvill. “It’s still a big way to go before the roads in the borough are anything like what we would all like.”
But Cllr Jeff Tucker said Havering’s roads were in good condition – compared with those in Nigeria.
In a speech branded “incoherent” by Cllr Ray Morgon (RA, Hacton), he said: “If anybody ever gets the opportunity to go to Nigeria, don’t take your car there.
“When I’ve been away to those places and come back to Havering and look at our potholes, we’ve got nothing to complain about.”
The council announced an extra £1m would be spent on repairing pavements and roads this year, bringing the total budget for 2013 to 2015 to £5
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What a twit. Um, how much do the folk of Nigeria pay for their council tax.
Seriously, I am not sure why so many people are unable to engage their brain before speaking. Actually it is great as so many dumb people show themselves up!
I think every councillor should have to cycle or use a small motorcycle around Havering a few times then they would know how bad it is.I drive people with disabilities or Arthritus around Havering and avoiding the pot holes ,sleeping police men and general poor surfaces is a night mare.
“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”