Seelands latest flower pot attracts wanted attention
PLANT a flower and they shall come.
Seelands locals have welcomed the arrival of Clarence Valley Council workers who attended to repairing the pothole on Seelands Hall Rd, which yesterday became a new pot for some lovely orange flowers.
Since The DEX posted the above story, the council has penned a response, encouraging people not to take matters into their own hands and rather inform the council of necessary repairs.
Clarence Valley residents have been reminded to report road maintenance or other council-related issues formally if they want to have them addressed.
The reminder follows online media reports of people putting a pot plant in a pothole on Seelands Hall Road.
Clarence Valley Council general manager Scott Greensill said the prank might be amusing but was unlikely to result in any repairs and was potentially dangerous.
"There is a simple process for people to report potholes or other maintenance issues," he said.
"All they need to do is ring council on 6643 0200 or email email@example.com and we will get to them as soon as we can.
"In the case of Seelands Hall Road, we have no record of any calls for maintenance since 27 March and that work was completed on 30 March.
"We have more than 2400 kilometres of roads to maintain.
"That's equivalent to the distance between Sydney and Cairns, and with that length of road we can't have crews on every section every day so we rely on people to let us know when there's a problem.
"We don't monitor social or other media for work-related activities, so we just ask that people inform us when there's something they need addressed."