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Harp Lane ‘pothole’ repairs are a shambles and distract from our town’s heritage

It is good news that Shropshire Council has received an additional £11.6m of government pothole funding. It is good news that it has fixed around 3,500 potholes. But it is bad news that it has just slapped down crude tarmac repairs on Harp Lane defacing our historic town centre. And it hasn’t got on with other important town centre work we need done before we emerge from lockdown. Harp Lane is cobbled. Tarmac has no place. I am told the repairs are temporary. But as we know from the decaying state of the Grade II listed cobbles on Broad Street, Shropshire Council is not good at cobbles. I don’t think these repairs are an emergency and a decent job should have been done first time around.

Just in from Shropshire Council. The carriageway surfacing has been completed this afternoon (Friday) and after allowing for the curing of the deep excavations to take place the road will be reopened under two way signals prior to peak time traffic flow tomorrow morning (Saturday). On Sunday works will take place to replace the anti-skid surfacing under traffic lights and once this is completed the traffic management will be completely cleared Sunday afternoon.

This statement has been issued by Shropshire Council. Yesterday, the 722 ran as normal. That might change. There is extensive rat running on Squirrel Lane. Signs are in place to discourage this but they are being ignored. There have been several near misses. Trucks have become stuck. The edges of the road are being churned up. One resident was so fed up she lay in the road to protest!

Severn Trent closure of A4117 will halt buses and cut off communities for the next three days from this morning (updated)

This is a live story that will be updated as information comes in. R&B travel have just confirmed that the 292 service will be running from Ludlow to Kidderminster. It will be diverted via Knowbury and Caynham. Rocks Green will not be served. The 292 service will call at Henley Road on the way out of Ludlow and can call there by request on the way in. There might be delays but the drivers will do their best to keep to timetable. There was major pipe burst by the Rocks Green roundabout earlier this week. This is not the first. The pipework is clapped out after decades of neglect by Severn Trent Water. The company has never bothered one jot about how much disruption it causes for its works. It is now going to close the A4117 for three peak business days for its own convenience from 8am this morning….

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