Wednesday 28 February 2024
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Nottinghamshire’s ‘worst’ street to be resurfaced after years of campaigning

North Street in Sutton-in-Ashfield will finally be re-surfaced after a campaign spanning close to 8 years.

North Street in Sutton-in-Ashfield was dubbed the ‘worst road in Nottinghamshire’ as Councillor Samantha Deakin, Ashfield Independent County Councillor for Sutton East and Central on Nottinghamshire Council continually raised it with transport bosses.


Hopes were raised two years ago, when Via East Midlands who operate the road maintenance department agreed to re-surface in response to Councillor Deakin prioritising the scheme as part of her transport priorities for 2017, 2018 and 2019.

The County Council blamed the delay on COVID, but now after pressure from Ashfield Independent Councillors will resurface the road from Monday, 6 December.

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Councillor Deakin said: “This has been a long hard battle with council bosses and I am pleased that they have now agreed to sort out Nottinghamshire’s worst road.

“After my request, they resurfaced nearby Russell Street last year.  After incessant emails, phone calls and meetings – they have bowed to our pressure.

“I am pleased for residents who have been in constant touch about a road that so full of potholes – it was difficult to even see the poor road surface.

“The road resembles a patchwork quilt and has got progressively worse over the past 8 years.  It’s about time the Council listened and this is just one of my priority roads.  I will not stop until we’ve fixed our broken roads and pavements.

“I’d ask the residents to make sure they make arrangements to move their vehicles on 6 December to avoid the Council re-surfacing around any parked cars like they did last year on Russell Street.”


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Councillor David Hennigan, who represents Central and New Cross on Ashfield District Council said: “We report dozens of broken roads and pavements a week – North Street however is by far the worst and it’s no doubt impacted house prices over a significant period of time.

“North Street was also danger to the public as it leads onto the busy Outram Street and is populated by young families.  I would like to thank residents for working with us to deliver this positive result.”




Councillors Jason Zadrozny, Samantha Deakin and David Hennigan on the North Street / Russell Street junction.



The work will be carried out using a temporary road closure on North Street. There will be pedestrian access on existing footways at all times. The carriageway will also have a prohibition on stopping order in place to prevent vehicles parking on sections of the highway during the working periods.


Please note the closure does not apply to the private section of North Street beyond no.30. Programmed working periods are from 8.00am to 4.00pm.



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