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It's Official - Epsom & Ewell has the Worst Pavements in Surrey

June 25, 2008 11:18 PM

Figures quoted at the June meeting of Surrey County Council by the Executive Member for Transport, in reply to a Lib Dem question, show that Epsom & Ewell now has by far the worst pavements in Surrey.

The figures quoted are for BVPI 187 - a government defined measure of quality, higher values being worse. For 2007/2008 they are 92% higher for Epsom & Ewell than the Surrey average - and compared with 2005/2006 they got 68% worse in Epsom & Ewell at the same times as getting 45% better in Surrey as a whole. At 31 Epsom & Ewell's score for 2007/2008 is almost 4 times worse than the best borough of Runnymede which scored 8.

"I don't think the Conservative administration is starving Epsom & Ewell of resources deliberately", said county councillor Colin Taylor, "they are simply allocating funds using a formula which takes no account of what local needs actually are."