Thanks Mike. I’m glad to report that my approach to the Highways Agency received a positive response, and that I have established that improvements and repairs to both the cat’s eyes and while lining on the A47 are to be commenced early in 2015. Not as a result of my initiative, I must stress, but no doubt somebody either undertook an assessment as a result of other complaints or reports. It will be interesting to see what replaces the worn-out cat’s eyes and whether they will be solar powered, as seems likely, for better visibility. As somebody has recently pointed out to me, the original cat’s eyes were self-cleaning, in that as they were depressed by traffic into their rubbers casing, the faces of the reflectors were wiped clean. I don’t think this is the case with later hard plastic cased reflectors, which might well account for their loss of reflectance with the passage of time.