Community leaders and residents in Peasedown St John have welcomed a decision by B&NES Council to resurface the main road running from their village through to Wellow.
The Council’s Cabinet met last Wednesday to decide where almost £6 million should be allocated to ensure damaged and pot-hole ridden roads are repaired.
Thanks to lobbying from local councillors Nathan Hartley and Karen Walker, a total of £87,500 has been allocated for this well used road.
The villages of Peasedown and Wellow have been well connected, socially and economically, for decades.
Cllr Karen Walker welcomed the good news, and said: “Many children from Peasedown St John attend St Julian’s School in Wellow, the two Anglican churches work together under the same vicar, and both villages provide services and local shops that attract visitors from both villages.
“It’s also the main through road from our community to Wiltshire and other eastern counties.
“Road condition is extremely important to residents, not just to prevent damage to their vehicles, but also to ensure maximum safety on our highways.
“I’m very pleased that Peasedown St John will benefit from money available this coming financial year.”
Road maintenance has been a topical issue for a number of years, with many residents raising concerns about it with local councillors.
Cllr Nathan Hartley, who is Leader of the Independent councillors in Bath and North East Somerset, added: “Many people have approached us over the past year to raise their concerns about pot holes and the poor condition of our rural roads.
“Over the last four years, we’ve had success in getting roads in Vicarage Gardens, Highfield Road, New Buildings, Bath Road and Albert/Frederick Avenue resurfaced.
“We can now add this well used Peasedown to Wellow route to the list.”
The road will receive treatment during 2015/16 as part of the Highway Maintenance Programme.