|Cracked and Damaged Road Surface|
|Moss Covered Pavement|
|Grass and Weeds Growing in Gutter|
It's a rotten coincidence that makes a planned and necessary improvement project look like a piece of blatant electioneering.
People living in another part of Hedge End might want to consider if a by-election in their ward might bring a similar coincidence and facelift to their roads, as a vacancy has been announced for the Town Council Ward of St Helen's, following the death of a sitting councillor.
|Damaged Grass Verge|
|Broken Utility Cover|
If a by-election happens, it will take place on the same day as the Borough Council elections in May 2012.
Neglected Roads and Pavements
As these photos (all taken this week in St Helen's Ward) show, there are plenty of opportunities to improve the condition of the roads and pavements. In fact it makes you wonder what "Team Lib Dem" actually get up to between elections and leaflet deliveries.
|Rough and Uneven Pavement|
St Helen's Ward
You can send me a photo from anywhere in Hedge End, but only people who are on the electoral register for the ward of St Helen's can call for a by-election. St Helen's is the south-eastern part of Hedge End. Its boundaries are St John's Road, Freegrounds Road, Tanhouse Lane and Heathouse Lane and it includes Bursledon Road, St Helen's Road, Cranbourne Park, Woodstock Close, Yardley Road, Sherwood Avenue and Tanhouse Close.
There is a map showing all of Hedge End's electoral wards on the Town Council web site.
|Sunken Utility Cover|
|Neglected Utility Cover|