Pondering over a pothole pandemonium on the road to Block Fen’s RSPCA centre in Wimblington

Block Fen road. Ieuan Williams pointing out the mud and damage to verge.

Block Fen road. Ieuan Williams pointing out the mud and damage to verge. - Credit: Archant

A man who lives next door to the RSPCA’s Block Fen re-homing centre is calling for somebody to take responsibilty for the state of the road that runs from Wimblington to the animal charity.

Block Fen Drove

Block Fen Drove - Credit: Archant

Ieuan Williams, whose wife is manager of the centre, said the mud and potholes had reached the worse it had been for years.

He said: “I have tried to find out who is responsible but nobody seems to want to do anything about it. It’s one of those situations where it seems nobody wants to take the blame.

“I know of somebody who scraped the sump of their car. The road has been patched up but it is still a mess.

“It’s got worse since last year. I have a caravan but to get it out is almost impossible.”

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A Cambridgeshire County Council spokesman said they had not received any official complaints about potholes but have sent out the local highways officer for that area as well as ordering the pothole team to go down the road to make repairs.

He added that mud problems were the responsibility of the landowner who deposited the mud on the highway and the responsibility of Cambridgeshire Police to enforce it as it was a criminal offence.

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