LETTER: Pothole dismay

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I was very surprised to read in the recent West Sussex Connections paper, the mouthpiece for the West Sussex County Council, that they were very pleased with the better than expected results of the dramatic improvement in the roads in rural and residential areas of the county.

I realise that Hurstpierpoint is at the edge of West Sussex and fifty years ago we were part of East Sussex until the re-organisation occurred, but I am beginning to wonder if the big chiefs in Chichester have ever heard of Hurstpierpoint,

We have some wonderful white circles around all of our potholes in Cuckfield Road, which are renewed, at regular intervals when they have been washed away.

This has been going on for at least two years on this very busy road, which services the local primary school, our busy high street and Hassocks railway station.

The article seems to suggest that we should all be pleased that only 13 per cent of our roads are now in need of repair but for us in Hurstpierpoint it is not a cause for celebrations and neither should County Hall be celebrating until they finish the job.

How much longer do we have to wait?

Keith Jackson

Fairfield Crescent,

Hurstpierpoint

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