Stephen McPartland, Member of Parliament for Stevenage, has been successful with Hertfordshire Highways, after being asked by local residents to take action about the poor condition of the surface of the road in Kessingland Avenue in the Fishers Green area of Stevenage.
Stephen said, "When I visited it was clear that the surface of the road is breaking down, with many pot holes, especially in the first 400 metres from the main road. I immediately took up the state of this road with Hertfordshire Highways to try and identify a lasting solution and I am pleased to report that we have one. County Councillor Jamie Fraser is using his locality budget to fund the resurfacing of Kessingland Avenue and work is due to start in July, which is a great result for local residents."
Joe Beaumont, who lives in Stevenage and asked Stephen to visit the road as part of a radio phone-in, said, "Not only is it a huge danger to cars, it's also a disgrace that it's been allowed to get this bad. I'm right behind Stephen McPartland in chasing up the people responsible!"
County Councillor Jamie Fraser added "It is important to me that local people have their voice heard and we tackle the issues that matter to them. I know the state of Stevenage's roads are not good enough and as the local Councillor I have been working hard to have them improved."