Scots native hits out at council’s shoddy pothole restore jobs which have left avenue wanting like a “patchwork quilt”

A SCOTS native has hit out at his council’s shoddy pothole restore jobs which have left a avenue wanting like a “patchwork quilt”.

Colin Cornwall has reported numerous potholes he’s present in Portobello, Edinburgh to the native Metropolis of Edinburgh Council however has been constantly left unimpressed by their efforts.

The 57-year-old’s current report concerned a big gap discovered by a toddler’s play park on the promenade that was poorly crammed in yesterday, seemingly with out a lot care.

Colin, who’s the coordinator of native organisation Maintain Porty Tidy, says the council flip up and fill within the potholes he experiences – however allegedly ignore another potholes close by.

The native man was not impressed with the restore work.

Pictures of the latest offending pothole present it located in a paved circle by the play park, the place one of many bricks has fallen into the caved-in gap beneath.

Locals look to have initially taken it upon themselves to go away yellow chalk warnings drawn across the pothole with the phrases “Beware” and “Cautious” written beside it.

An additional picture exhibits the outlet post-repair, with a blob of black tarmac apparently hurriedly crammed into the outlet with out a lot care in what appears to be solely a brief answer however a long-lasting eyesore.

Colin shared the snaps to social media yesterday with the caption: “Properly that’s the holes in entrance of the Pirate Park mounted the Council manner…

“Bung in some tar which can little question fall into the outlet/s in a couple of months’ time however a minimum of the approaching hazard of somebody breaking their ankle has been resolved in the meanwhile.”

The pictures obtained dozens of likes and feedback from annoyed locals left equally uninspired by the state of the work.

One person stated: “This doesn’t appear like it’s been correctly achieved.”

One other added: “The place is the delight in your work? The place is doing it proper the primary time so others gained’t should redo your work?

“The place is the longer term proofing so nobody has to return again for 5 years.

“Possibly my father taught me a piece ethic, who is aware of, however that ‘work’ is insulting.”

Talking as we speak Colin stated: “The very worst native avenue is Straiton Place which appears to be like like a patchwork quilt.

“I’ve reported so many deep potholes and Edinburgh Council come alongside and fill within the one I’ve reported and ignore the 2 both facet that are simply as dangerous so it’s very annoying and irritating.

“It is a deep pothole I reported a couple of days in the past and that is what Edinburgh Council name a restore. It’s not within the play park nevertheless it’s proper in entrance of it principally on the promenade.

“They’ve achieved the standard council restore which is to stay a blob of tar into the outlet, and it’ll sink like all the opposite repairs have and I’ll should report it but once more.”

The Metropolis of Edinburgh Council has been approached for remark.

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