So we’ve got to the time of year when council budgets need to be spent, but they can, of course, only be spent in specific areas. When I was in Southampton yesterday, I noticed a plethora of new road signs which look very clean and tidy. Of course when you look at the function of a road sign it is to tell you the name of the road and the area in which you are. It reminded me that in our village recently we have had two signs installed pointing the way to three or four terraced houses down a footpath – there’s one at each end. My point in bitching on about this is that we have an ever deteriorating road network with more and more potholes appearing, and yet the councils cannot afford to repair them. We just seem to be getting our priorities all messed up.