Landlord of Ferry Tavern in Penketh calls for action on pot holes in Station Road

Warrington Guardian: Andrew Mulholland with the pot holes Andrew Mulholland with the pot holes

A PUB landlord is calling for action after pot holes have recently caused damaged to two cars in Penketh.

Andrew Mulholland, who runs the Ferry Tavern with his wife Jade, said there has been problems with Station Road for the last five years including flooding whenever it rains.

But despite numerous complaints to Network Rail, who own the road, nothing has yet been done.

Mr Mulholland, aged 34, said: “Accidents are a fairly regular occurrence and recently one driver’s wheel has come off so he had to leave the car and when he returned it had been stolen.

“Another motorist couldn’t remove the wheel from his car after the impact with the pot hole caused it to buckle.

“It’s frustrating nothing is being done when pubs are doing everything they can to save money and pubs are closing down every day of the week.

“A problem like this is the last thing you need.”

Pedestrians have also fell foul of the pot holes with trips and falls leading to broken ankles and a cyclist was taken to hospital with leg injuries after colliding with a car who was swerving to avoid the foot-deep pot holes.

Penketh Parish Council have voiced their support of the pub and written to Network Rail about the problem.

Trish Wilson, chairman of Penketh Parish Council, said: “Station Road may seem like a country road but it’s an important route in Penketh frequented by families, cyclists and walkers.

“It’s become a significant danger and we could be only seconds away from a serious accident.

“The parish council is very concerned and want the situation to be rectified as soon as possible.”

A Network Rail spokesman said: “The complaint has been passed on to our property works team with a view to the pot holes being filled in soon.”

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8:17am Wed 28 Nov 12

the dr who says...

That road has been like that for 30 plus years, if its so dangerous then railtrack should close it.
That road has been like that for 30 plus years, if its so dangerous then railtrack should close it. the dr who

8:36am Wed 28 Nov 12

steve keavey says...

or just shut the pub..
or just shut the pub.. steve keavey

9:51am Wed 28 Nov 12

HappyMisery says...

So drivers can't use the road, but car thieves can?

Yet another scenario where Joe Public is shown to be lazy and unmotivated.
So drivers can't use the road, but car thieves can? Yet another scenario where Joe Public is shown to be lazy and unmotivated. HappyMisery

6:09pm Wed 28 Nov 12

old-codger says...

Network Rail may think its the wrong type of pothole..
Network Rail may think its the wrong type of pothole.. old-codger

7:04pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Trevbert says...

old-codger wrote:
Network Rail may think its the wrong type of pothole..
its the odd-shaped type II pot hole,
[quote][p][bold]old-codger[/bold] wrote: Network Rail may think its the wrong type of pothole..[/p][/quote]its the odd-shaped type II pot hole, Trevbert

10:40am Thu 29 Nov 12

old-codger says...

Trevbert says...
7:04pm Wed 28 Nov 12
its the odd-shaped type II pot hole,”....

Oh, One of those potholes, Well now I see what the problem is, They are very complicated potholes, Network Rail have got their work cut out with this one...
ha ha ha ..
Trevbert says... 7:04pm Wed 28 Nov 12 its the odd-shaped type II pot hole,”.... Oh, One of those potholes, Well now I see what the problem is, They are very complicated potholes, Network Rail have got their work cut out with this one... ha ha ha .. old-codger

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