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Pothole news

Potholes and poorly maintained roads are always making headlines, which just goes to prove what a major source of heartache they are for the nation's motorists. Below you'll find links to just some of the many news stories on the topic of potholes that appear every week.

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Date: 08/09/2016, Source: Cheshire Today

Potholes still bugbear for Cheshire motorists

Information gleaned under the Freedom of Information act suggests roads in the area are not as badly potholed as last year.

A 2015 study in to the state of Cheshire’s roads repeated by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) a year on suggests conditions have got better for motorists.

The research, however, showed a big gap in satisfaction levels between road users in the two regions. Read this News (opens in new window)

Date: 07/09/2016, Source: Cornish and Devon Post

Concern growing along with the size of the potholes in West Putford

THE pothole situation in West Putford is becoming a growing concern for some but Devon County Council (DCC) has assured it will carry out repairs as soon as possible.

Currently, DCC is waiting to hear back from a utility search to ensure it does not interfere with any underground services while carrying out the repairs — once the results are in it will be able to get to work on making the road level again. Read this News (opens in new window)

Date: 07/09/2016, Source: Oldham Evening Chronicle

Deep impact

IF complaints are anything to go by, Oldham could be home to the highways from hell.

The borough has been recognised as having the highest number of requests for surface and pothole repairs than any other authority in Greater Manchester.

A study by the Federation of Small Businesses into the state of the region's roads in 2014/15 unearthed the shock figures which were well above those of neighbouring Rochdale and Tameside and higher than Stockport, Bury, Bolton, Trafford and Salford, although there were no figures available from Manchester City Council for the same period.
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Date: 07/09/2016, Source: Bury Times

'Magic' machine helping Bury Council win war on potholes

A CLEVER gadget is helping Bury Council win the war on potholes.

The highways department spent £100,000 on the specialist machines so engineers can fill potholes quickly and easily as they no longer have to tear up a large section of road.

New figures suggest the machines are helping town-hall bosses to fill in more potholes and reduce the number of complaints.

Cllr Alan Quinn, the council’s environment representative, said: “We are constantly striving to increase efficiency and, as a part of this process, we are trialling the use of a spray injection patching machine to improve how we repair potholes throughout the borough. Read this News (opens in new window)

Date: 07/09/2016, Source: oneMK

'Crater' potholes on Milton Keynes residential road a 'dangerous eyesore'

Potholes 'as large as craters' are making a Milton Keynes residential road a 'dangerous eyesore', according to angry residents.

Cath Pantling, 67, of Beanhill, has launched an online petition demanding Milton Keynes Council to make repairs to Mellick Road.

Numerous potholes on the street have been highlighted by members of the disgruntled community, and Cath claims the council have ignored repeated requests to make the road safe.

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Date: 06/09/2016, Source: Knutsford Guardian

Cheshire East road surfaces improving but lag behind Cheshire West, survey finds

MOTORISTS in eastern Cheshire lodged more than twice as many requests for road surface repairs in one year than their counterparts in the west.

Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act found that Cheshire East Council racked up 6,063 complaints about poor road surfaces and potholes in 2014/15, compared to 2,380 requests made to Cheshire West and Chester Council in the same period.

The Federation of Small Businesses, who submitted the FOI request to both councils, also found that 159 successful claims were made against CEC for vehicle damage as a result of potholes in 2014/15.

However, the 2014/15 figure marks a significant drop on the 18,207 requests for repairs made to CEC in 2013/14, while CWAC faced more successful insurance claims in 2014/15 with 193. Read this News (opens in new window)

Date: 05/09/2016, Source: The Bolton News

Seven people report potholes on Bolton's roads every day

SEVEN people report potholes on Bolton’s roads each day — but damage claims are falling.

That is according to new data published by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), which takes an interest in the state of the borough’s roads due to the impact on traders travelling for work.

The latest available figures show Bolton Council received 2,624 reports of potholes in the 12 months up to the end of March 2015, compared with 2,025 reports in the previous 12 months. Read this News (opens in new window)

Date: 05/09/2016, Source: The Chester Chronicle

State of Cheshire roads is improving according to new research

Research has revealed the state of Cheshire roads is slowly improving.

A study into the condition of Cheshire’s roads, conducted by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), suggests roads have improved for motorists since 2013-14.

The research, used from Freedom of Information requests lodged with both Cheshire West and East councils, shows a big gap in satisfaction levels between road users in the two regions between 2013-14 and 2014-15. Read this News (opens in new window)

Date: 03/09/2016, Source: Midlothian Advertiser

Pothole problems on the rise

A Freedom of Information (FOI) request by the Conservatives has revealed that from 2013 to 2016 there were 121 vehicles damaged because of potholes in Midlothian, with an overall repair bill of £3570.

Worryingly reported pothole incidents are increasing in the county. In 2013/14 28 incidents were reported. The following financial year, 2014/15, 21 incidents reported. And in the last year, 2015/16, there were 72 incidents.
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Date: 02/09/2016, Source: The Lincolnite

Average pothole damage payouts five times higher than typical Lincolnshire repairs

The average compensation payout for damage caused by potholes on Lincolnshire’s roads was over five times higher than the typical cost of repairing a pothole on the county’s highways.

A Freedom of Information request by The Lincolnite to Lincolnshire County Council asked what the average costs of a pothole repair and pothole-related compensation payout were in the 2015-16 financial year.

The average pothole repair cost the authority £33.67, accounting for variations on the size, location and treatment.

However, the average compensation claim paid out to drivers for pothole-related damage was £185.49. Read this News (opens in new window)

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