THIS WEEK IN 1981: Residents angry at state of roads

Residents of Willersley Close, Paulsgrove, try to free a Co-Op delivery van stuck in the mud
Residents of Willersley Close, Paulsgrove, try to free a Co-Op delivery van stuck in the mud
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Anger over the condition of the road in Willersley Close flared again when a Co-Op delivery van became stuck in thick mud.

As the van floundered and attempts to free it met with little success, one tenant, L Benham complained he and his neighbours had spent years campaigning to get their road improved.

‘At the moment our road is nothing but a grassy green and it is time we were given a decent road surface to drive on,’ he said.

The Co-Op delivery van was only freed after branches were shored underneath the wheels.