Residents in a village blighted by potholes have sought to shame their council into improving their roads by publishing a 12-page dossier of every crater in their community.Excellent!
A copy of 'Parish Potholes' has now been sent to the council's highways department to make officials "sit up and take notice".No, it isn’t unreasonable.
It was edited by local resident David Patten, who had the backing of North Curry Parish Council.
Mr Patten said: "The state of the roads in our village is simply not up to standard and it has now reached the point were we are no longer prepared to accept excuses.
"We all pay our council tax and it is not unreasonable to demand that our roads are kept to an acceptable standard for motorists and cyclists – but that has not been the case.
"There are too many roads that have hazards and this document highlights them all – which will hopefully force the council into fixing the problem for good."
But until people begin to stand up and do the kind of things that Mr Patten and his fellow residents do, and hold these penpushers’ feet to the fire, they’ll carry on ignoring the wishes of the people who pay their wages.
Somerset County Council confirmed it had received the report, and promised to check the allegations it contained.Because you know now what happens if you don’t.
A spokesman said: "We have has been in communication with North Curry Parish Council and we've addressed many of the issues raised with us.
"We will be continuing to check and monitor the condition of the network in North Curry as we do with in excess of 300 parishes throughout the county."
Let’s hope we see more of this ‘I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!’ attitude…