I’ve always felt a degree of responsibility for the track as it passes through my croft, and don’t mind doing a bit of ditch clearing or pothole filling. After all I’m a road user, mostly on foot but I get my post and groceries by vehicle. I’ve looked on my free labour as a mild, voluntary, form of road tax.
But now I’m in a quandary. If there’s money to pay a road mender, should I stop? Should I put in an invoice for my hours? If I stop, how long will I have to wait for the road mending team to get along to Ruigh’Riabhach? Do the road menders feel put out of work by my amateur efforts?
Meanwhile the rain falls, the potholes get deeper. The Council money sits waiting to be claimed.
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