Pothole Pete's on the path of a brand new mission
INTREPID reporter Pothole Pete has been on a new mission in the quest to improve Plymouth's roads.
He was called to eye up some paths in Thorn Park, Mannamead, after Fred Wills claimed that the council were creating their own problems.
Fred, from Plympton, said: "I walk my dog in Thorn Park every day and have noticed council workers power washing the paths.
"It's loosening the tarmac, creating holes and making it dangerous to walk."
A council spokesperson said: "We recently carried out some power washing to remove a build-up of moss and mud from the footpath, which can be slippery for walkers.
"There are cracks in some older sections of the footpath but they have been there for some time – they are just more visible now that the pathway has been cleaned.
"We don't believe any of these cracks are a hazard to walkers but we have arranged for someone to inspect the footpath early next week to make sure they are safe. If there are any cracks that need to be filled they will be.
"In the longer term we will be arranging for a survey of the path to see if any sections need to be resurfaced."
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