THERE will be a roads summit in Ludlow this evening.

People will have the chance to ask questions about the problem of potholes and the state of the roads.

“You can’t get away from potholes and failing road surfaces in Ludlow,” said Andy Boddington, Shropshire Councillor for Ludlow North.

“Sheet Road, one of main access roads into town, is falling apart from one end to the other. Pedestrian crossings are barely visible because crossing stripes haven’t been painted in years. New potholes appear almost every day. The contractors who maintain the A49 between Ludlow and Bromfield admit it “is breaking up and in poor condition.”

The state of local roads in Shropshire will be the topic of discussion at a public meeting in Ludlow this evening at 7pm at the Elim Church in Smithfield Car Park.

All road maintenance work in Shropshire is carried out by the engineering contractor Keir. The company has a contract from Highways England to maintain the strategic road network in the county. That’s roads like the A49 and the A5. It also has a new contract to repair local roads on behalf of Shropshire Council.

The Ludlow and Clee Local Joint Committee has invited Kier and council highways officers to talk about the state of local roads and their plans for improving them.