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David Peters with one of the potholes
David Peters with one of the potholes
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A SEVERELY-DAMAGED Worthing road which saw a resident take matters into his own hands is still awaiting repair from West Sussex County Council.

David Peters, 65, of Sheridan Road, Worthing, contacted the Herald in September after one of the worst potholes in the road was filled by a mystery repairman.

It was revealed fellow resident Barry Pacy, a builder, had taken matters into his own hands after he was concerned about the safety of the road of motorists.

At the time, West Sussex County Council said permanent repairs would be carried out in November – but Sheridan Road residents have seen no developments in their beleaguered road.

David said: “It concerns me because the weather will soon get much colder and the damage will only get worse.

“I am a meals on wheels driver, and one of my stops is Chester Road in Lancing.

“They were told they would have repairs done to their road in November last year, and they have still seen nothing.”

David said he can see the damage worsening day by day, and the marks made to highlight the damaged areas are fading away.

“Sooner or later someone will have an accident or badly damage their vehicle,” he said.

However, West Sussex County Council has said it will not be looking to repair the road until 2012.

A spokeswoman for the county council said: “After reviewing the current works programme for West Sussex, the scheme in Sheridan Road has been rescheduled to be included as part of a larger work package being carried out by our specialist surfacing contractor in January, 2012.”

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