PAVEMENTS in Henley are being resurfaced while the roads are strewn with potholes, according to a former mayor.
Pam Phillips, who lives in St Mark’s Road, claimed the repairs were unnecessary and a waste of public money and singled out Makins Road and Blandy Road.
Speaking at meeting of Henley Town Council, she said: “When I went out on my bicycle it was an option to cycle on the pavement because they were in better condition than the roads.
“The roads in Henley are an absolute disgrace. To Tarmac pavements in an area where there is very little traffic but where there are potholes is a misuse of taxpayers’ funds.”
Councillor David Nimmo Smith, who is cabinet member of environment at Oxfordshire County Council, said the work could be part of a rolling repairs programme.
He added: “If you do see potholes or less than satisfactory condition of roads, Fix My Street is the best way to do report it. It is then picked up and goes to the right people for assessment.”
Later, he said he had inspected Blandy Road and Makins Road and found the road surface to be in a “satisfactory” condition with any defects able to be patched.