Car buff picks holes in roads

Dennis Wharf from East Claydon with his MG Midget Mk2 classic car.He is complaining about the shocking state of Bucks roads.'110601M-C101
Dennis Wharf from East Claydon with his MG Midget Mk2 classic car.He is complaining about the shocking state of Bucks roads.'110601M-C101

AN East Claydon car enthusiast has said the county’s roads are among the worst in the country and resemble those in a Communist state.

Dennis Wharf, who is chairman of MG Midget Register, said: “Over the past few months I have driven to many parts of the country and I can honestly report that, along with some of Gloucestershire, our roads are simply the worst in the country. The whole county is appalling. Whichever way you go out of this village, there are some considerable holes you have to negotiate.

“The roads are unacceptably dangerous, they are deteriorating daily, and I feel those responsible should now be bought to book.

“Being forced to drive on the wrong side of the road to avoid massive holes is very uncomfortable and probably illegal.

“I don’t think I’ve ever had to drive like this. You’re always looking to see where the next big crater will be.

“Our county’s roads now resemble those in Slovenia or Croatia back in the early ’80s, under Communist rule.

This comes in the week that new leader of Bucks County Council Martin Tett issued an open letter to the people of the county, in which he said: “The roads in Bucks have suffered from a lack of proper maintenance for many years”, and announced he has assembled a budget for a two-year programme to allow more road repairs.

This is being achieved partly by switching money from promoting walking and cycling.