Council official calls report "misleading"
A senior member of Hounslow's Street Management team has claimed our report that shows that half as much is spent on Chiswick's roads per km than elsewhere in the borough is "distorted"
A Council Official has blasted a report on ChiswickW4.com which showed that spending on Chiswick roads and footpaths is far less than anywhere else in the borough. Fred Robinson, Acting Assistant Director of Street Management, described the report as "misleading" and "distorted" in an interview with the Brentford Chiswick and Isleworth Times.
The report highlighted the council's own figures (see below) which showed that Chiswick received a relatively small part of the budget compared to other parts of Hounslow borough. Certain areas received twice the allocation of Chiswick per kilometre of road.
Mr. Robinson is quoted as saying that the figures in the report gave a "completely distorted picture as we don't allocate budgets per kilometre. It's completely misleading. Budgets are allocated based on roads that need repairing". The original article never claimed this and fully explained the rationale for the allocation of spending on road and footpath maintenance in the borough.
No complaint was made to ChiswickW4.com about the contents of the report which we believe was an objective and accurate representation of official data.
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