ELDC chief calls for cash to repair roads

Craig Leyland and David Clarke inspect on of Woodhall Spa's crumbling roads
Craig Leyland and David Clarke inspect on of Woodhall Spa's crumbling roads

A leading District Councillor has called for some of the extra £6m to repair roads to be spent on ‘treacherous surfaces’ in his ward.

Coun Craig Leyland, the deputy leader of East Lindsey District Council, represents Woodhall Spa.

He says many of the roads in the Woodhall Spa area are littered with potholes and are unsafe for drivers.

He is particularly concerned about the state of the road linking Woodhall Spa and Kirkby on Bain.

Coun Leyland outlined his concerns at a meeting of Woodhall Spa Parish Council last week.

Within hours, Lincolnshire County Council confirmed it had received an additional £6m from the Department of Transport for ‘essential road maintenance’.

Coun Leyland said: “I’ve had complaints from several residents about the state of roads.

“The surface between Woodhall and Kirby is particularly treacherous and, in my opinion, needs urgent attention.

“It is a busy route. It is used by tourists and people using the tip at Kirkby on Bain.”

Coun Leyland said parish councils in Woodhall Spa and Kirkby on Bain supported his call.

He added: “Hopefully, some of the £6m will find its way to us, although considering the size of the county, I suspect it will be spread very thinly.

“I would think every councillor in Lincolnshire would welcome any additional spending.”

Woodhall parish councillor Richard Sanderson backed Coun Leyland.

Speaking at a parish council meeting, Coun Sanderson described the state of some roads as “disgusting.”

He said some pot-holes had been repaired but claimed many others presented a serious hazard.“

A county council spokesman said they would ensure that the money was put to ‘good use.’