Something else that said council has a passion for is road humps, otherwise poetically known as 'sleeping policemen. Once last year, I counted how many I needed to navigate to drive a mile from our house. I can't remember the exact number but it was something like twenty four. I kid you not!
Most of these were on the newly resurfaced road, so I was delighted when our local councillor called round to ask how I felt about not having the humps replaced. Well OK, he did ask everyone else in the area as well and apparently, nearly all of us said the same thing - "Just don't!" I even offered to chain myself to some railings if that would help. He said it wouldn't, but thanked me all the same and it looks as if we have a result! The relevant lines have been painted, the workmen have departed and we have been left in peace, to celebrate the fact that our local journeys are now just that little bit smoother.