DEVON County Council has been blasted for a wrangle over three street lights in Dawlish.
There must be a problem for DCC not to take over the road. Did anyone ask cllr Clatworthy why they haven't done it? After all, he represents Dawlish at county, so he is the one to do the business.
These will be the same residents that put up signs saying that it’s a private road and that the public are banned from using it. Sod em, I say.
It's always been a private road if i remember correctly it used to be full of potholes virtualy impossible to drive on, and again if i remember correctly when the new sewage system was put in place it was resurfaced by South West Water, then resurfaced again by Railtrack after the sea wall was breached.
The Lights are old, and tired, the barrier between the road and the train track is also tired and dangerous! Have considerations been taken to perhaps install new, low cost, low level lighting? Have considerations been taken to replace and make repairs to the the dividing fence?
@Diana Mond - i would say 70% of the residents within sea lawn and riviera are rental tenants. rental tenants who pay an additional cost in order to be allocated thier private parking spaces, why should it not be a private road? what benefit is there for it to be a public one?
It would be maintained by the council if it was public? That would be the benefit surely?
@flo i understand that, yes. but i ask again @Diana Mond said that it;s a private roads, by signs put up by residents, and public are banned for using it, so she/he said sod em, applying sod those who live there? why? why should public need to drive down there and use the road? what benefit is it to them?
you could say that about any road. people have driven down there to see the sea i guess. people drive down my road to park outside my house to pick their kids up. they've had the benefit of those lights for a while without being adopted so the advantage would be to have the road resurfaced and keep the lights. i don't think @Diana Mond's comments are any worse than some of the residents comments while the seawall work was being done.
People are being far too possessive putting up signs. I've had something similar parking outside my mum's place with a parking permit - I've actually had someone cellotape a cone to my roof and put nasty messages on it. Some people really need to grow up.
@TheObserver i didn’t say that it should be a public road! the residents live on a private unadopted road and are very vocal about it being private, yet expect public money to be spent on maintaining it for their benefit and their benefit alone. sod em.
@flo - i see no issue of people having a look at the sea, but is the road not being adopted a fault of the residents? i can only imagine the stress caused when the seawall was being done, infact i'd say 80% dawlish moaned and groaned at the work and congestion along exeter road during the time, do we start revoking some of the things they take for advantage too?
@Diana Mond - no you didn't but yourself and @flo have both implied that it is a private road at the choice of the residents that live there! well that's not true is it? so do you take responsibility for damage or accept fault if someone got attacked or fell down the steps, where there are no street lights provided? i'd like to hope not.
I have parked down there a few times while visiting a friend and have been reminded more than once that " this is a private road and if you dont live here park elsewhere"
I have friends there too. I have always parked in thier space, they move thier car for me, kindly. No propblems with that though. If your parking in someones private space that is written in thier deed/agreement then it would be no different to someone coming up and parking on ones driveway?
I have always parked on the right hand side as you go down the hill no marked spaces there.