Transport for Buckinghamshire and their sidekicks in Ringway Jacobs have sent me a christmas e-card. Thanks TfB and RJ, but why a photo of a snowplough forgeing through the winter weather? With warmer winters, we rarely see them any more—and we never see them around Turville because our tiny roads are bottom of the list.
Transport for Buckinghamshire, Bucks County Council’s highway department (which contacts its work to infrastructure company Ringway Jacobs), is also responsible for the public rights-of-way network. So why not send us a picture of RJ staff clearing or improving a public footpath?
The year-round work on clearance and maintenance of 2,000 miles of public paths is far more relevant to the health and well-being of Buckinghamshire’s population than sending out the gritters and the odd snowplough. The problem is that TfB and RJ do not recognise the true value of our public paths. Of course the council should have kept rights-of-way work inhouse and given it the resources it needs and deserves.
And another thing—where is the apostrophe in ‘Seasons’?