That's a fair bit of shovelling, Mick. But then, I suppose a fireman would shovel somewhere near a tender full of coal into the firebox every day. Eeeeeh, they were the days!We used to rest the door on the lorry which, being an open flat back, meant a few trips. I think, but not entirely certain, that the steel trucks held about 17 tons.
Trouble is Councils mostly County but also District do not priorities things like Road Pot Holes or poos Pavements. There should be money for these budgets but it gets diverted to other methods of ‘firefighting’. No doubt for Councillors gratification, pavements in my area not been touched in the main since dug up for Cable TV work that mostly occured around 1994-5-6. That will be 24 years worth and probably mire of nothing done, how many have been in AnE due to Trips and Falls, many life changing.Sounds like a lawsuit waiting to happen.
Or some embarrassing publicity.
The local council cut down a tree in front of my house and left a stump painted bright pink so the "stump grinder guy" could find it and get rid of it. Fast forward 3 months stump still there and I ring the council to get it removed, I told them a lady tripped over it and fell flat on her face. Answer "she should have seen it as it is painted bright pink", my reply "It was bright pink 3 months ago but the paint has faded plus the weeds on "your" nature strip have grown over it".I could find a use for that!
I can no longer get onto the drive, without the car 'bottoming-out' due to the potholes in the footpath..
If you try to report this, the automated system insists on routing you to the Borough Council (who are responsible for roads.. Our Town council is allegedly responsible for footpaths.
Possibly time to find out who our local Councillor or MP is?? Now we have been dumped into the area next-door, fro such administrative purposes.
My lever, will be we have had two persons on mobility scooters, tip over on this section of footpath..