“You made a mistake Amey, time to sort it out” say local Councillor and MP

Steve McCabe MP and Councillor Eva Phillips are asking Amey, the Council’s Highways contractors to fix a mistake they made on Clandon Close, Druids Heath.

Steve and Eva met with dismayed local residents of Clandon Close who expressed their frustration that one side of the road had been resurfaced and their side left. Residents told Steve that Amey resurfaced the side of the road that had been repaired 4 years ago but had left their side of the pavement which hasn’t been touched for nearly 20 years. Residents put together a petition, demanding action from the Council to sort the highways problems out on the road which Councillor Eva Phillips handed into the Council this week.

The neglected pavement has caused problems for the elderly residents of Clandon Close, many of whom are disabled. The water doesn’t drain off the pavement properly which is a real hazard for the residents during freezing conditions. Steve and Eva contacted Amey who have not admitted any mistake has been made and they confirmed they don’t plan to carry out any further remedial or resurfacing works to Clandon Close.

Steve McCabe MP said:

“It’s pretty clear for anyone to see when they visit Clandon Close that Amey have made a mistake but they are yet to admit this or make the necessary repairs. Residents on ClandonClose are understandably frustrated and I think it’s time that Amey acknowledge that they have messed up and sort out the right side of the pavement.”

Councillor Eva Phillips said:

“It seems quite obvious that Amey have made a mistake and it wouldn’t be a problem if they were willing to fix it. I’ll be taking this matter up with the local Highways Engineer and asking Amey to look at this again and rectify their mistake.”

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Steve McCabe is the Labour MP for Birmingham, Selly Oak, and has been an MP continuously since 1 May 1997.

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