Has public money been spent on a private road?

A ROW is continuing over how a pot of money allocated for highway improvements should be spent in Nailsworth.

Every county councillor in Gloucestershire has been allocated £10,000 for improvements to roads and footpaths in their wards.

Last month, Cllr Stan Waddington, who represents Nailsworth and Minchinhampton, told town councillors in Nailsworth that he was considering spending some of his budget on a road on the Barton Close development.

However mayor Steve Robinson warned that it is a private road.

Now it has emerged that repairs have been carried out from another highways budget.

Cllr Robinson said: "Residents are concerned about the amount of money spent on this private track.

"Many of our local roads are in a terrible condition."

Cllr Waddington says it is not a private road but is infact a class six public highway.

He said: "I agree that the developer should have made up the road to a good standard in the first place, but unfortunately there is no way of persuading the developer to do it now."

Cllr Waddington is due to discuss the £10,000 allocation with Gloucestershire Highways this week.

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9:26am Fri 5 Apr 13

Cuthbert Thickett says...

Vote for Stan, such a fine track record of public service. Maybe, just maybe he will donate his £10,000 to the compensation fund for Balfour Beaty after the incinerator debacle. The May elections are just a few weeks away now.
Vote for Stan, such a fine track record of public service. Maybe, just maybe he will donate his £10,000 to the compensation fund for Balfour Beaty after the incinerator debacle. The May elections are just a few weeks away now. Cuthbert Thickett
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