Ranty Friday – Pavements and Puddles!

By | March 8, 2013


Soaked and furious, covered in dirty muddy puddle water. It’s all over my coat, trousers, the SN buggy, D’s snuggly cuddleuppet blanket and, as I found out when I got home, my face. I looked like I had freckles.

Why? Because some inconsiderate p*at decided to drive too fast through the puddle opposite the mainstream school I have to walk past.

I couldn’t walk on the other side because the council have dug up the pavement to extend a cycle lane (yes, half term would have been an ideal time to do this but no) so all the kids and parents are forced out into a busy road – which is also a bus route – until it’s done.

The other pavement, where I got soaked, has been wrecked by cars constantly parking there, dropping off and picking up their children. The school have tried having PCSO’s out there and sending letters home but they are still park there. Obstructing the access for the home owners, blocking the pavements and wrecking the verges. They’re a serious accident waiting to happen.

Just a thought, Mr Council person who makes decisions, why not get the blooming verges levelled and tarmaced, or even better, bollard them off but don’t waste what little money you have when there are so many other ways it could be better used.

I could rant on about the local schools that have buckets in their corridors when it rained as the roofs are leaking, the pot holes everywhere in the roads and the shopping centre which is turning into a no-go area at night because the teenagers congregate up there at night, bored out of their skulls so they run riot, but I’ll leave it there.


Linking in with Mummy Barrow’s Ranty Friday, thanks for reading.


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Crystal Jigsaw on 8th March 2013 at 2:42 pm.

The council do tend to spend their end of year budgets on things that don’t really need work. Genuine cases such as pavements, potholes and the general public are left till the last minute when “we’ll look at it again next year”. It’s just infuriating.

CJ x


motherofmadcatsandbabies on 8th March 2013 at 2:43 pm.

We have the same here. Does make you wonder exactly what they spend their money on, doesn’t it? Hope you got de-mudded!


Notmyyearoff on 8th March 2013 at 3:43 pm.

That looks really deep too – poor child that walks in that and then gets splashed! Grrr!


redpeffer on 8th March 2013 at 9:02 pm.

Same thing has happened to me-one memorable time I was so wet that I had to call my husband to pick me up. Was so wet I looked like I’d just walked out of the shower, only fully dressed! These days it’s all about patching up and making do in the ridiculous belief that more money will miraculously appear in the future somehow, meanwhile loads is wasted on unnecessary bureaucracy. Hmm….maybe I should join the rant too!!


hannah on 8th March 2013 at 9:55 pm.

Totally with you! I forgot this on my list. How many times I move my umberella to my lower half just to give me some protection from the blooming ignorant drivers in wet weather is unbelievable!


GarageNinja1 on 8th March 2013 at 11:46 pm.

That’s terrible 🙁


AutismMumma on 9th March 2013 at 11:33 am.

It is, as at last night it had been three days that that school had been effected. I doubt they are working on it today. Grrr!

Thanks for reading CJ, I hope my review of Nightingale Woods went through ok, I really enjoyed it x


AutismMumma on 9th March 2013 at 11:34 am.

Eventually, yes! Thanks so much for reading and commenting 🙂


AutismMumma on 9th March 2013 at 11:35 am.

Rant away, maybe these silly people will listen if enough people do 🙂


AutismMumma on 9th March 2013 at 11:35 am.

Yep, and so thoughtless.


AutismMumma on 9th March 2013 at 11:37 am.

Exactly, it’s either a splashing or walk in a very busy road. Silly council!


AutismMumma on 9th March 2013 at 11:38 am.

I know, sometimes I think they speed up on purpose too, grrr!


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