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All potholes lead … to the Adopt-a-Pothole project Added by: Laurinda Seabra on 18 06 2009; 7 comments

FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION Introducing the launch of the "Adopt-a-Pothole" programme in South Africa by the Empowerment Gateway Group. The project aims to create 20000 jobs and to repair 6 million potholes in the South African road...

Case won Added by: mrangry on 10 06 2009; 7 comments

Hi all Case won. Wrote last year asking if anyone had gone down the Health and Safety route but no one had at that time. I decided to take this to small claims court against the Council who appointed a solicitor and were represented in court...

You are being unreasonable! Added by: Carnage on 09 06 2009; 12 comments

I work for a local government in Canada and read about this website in a local newspaper. I am involved in defending a City against claims for pothole damage. Just as in the UK we refuse about 99% of the claims. It is interesting that the...

Beat the Council Added by: adiohead on 01 06 2009; 4 comments

Hello, Firstly, I just want to say a big thanks to this site! I had amazing advice from Moh and it's because of him that I managed to beat the Council. A pothole had damaged both my wheel and tyre so I wrote to the Council involved and...

New Enhanced 3mm Ultracrete Instant Road Repair Added by: andyg on 28 05 2009; 8 comments

Instarmac Group plc has launched its new and improved 3mm grade Ultracrete Instant Road Repair. This product is now smoother, finer and easier to use as is the ideal answer to the ever increasing issue of pot holes. The 3mm Instant Road Repair...

punter beats the county council Added by: drtim on 20 11 2008; 4 comments

today i took on west sussex county council in the small claims court for a buckled road wheel caused by a pothole. they used the standard defence of the highways act 1980. the judge was brilliant. His opening gambit was "why are we here?" and...

Success! Added by: Andy on 10 08 2008; 4 comments

After telling you about my 'mishap' and following your instructions I am pleased to say that Essex County Council have paid me the full £250+ for the new tyre and associated allignment work that needed doing. Many thanks for your advice!!

How I won £1,000 versus Kent Highways Added by: Johnb on 20 04 2008; 3 comments

My wife hit a pot hole back in September 2006 and the Kent Highway Dept denied all liability. The hole was 6" deep (I measured and photographed it) and about half a metre in diameter. In April 2008 we got to the small claims court in Tunbridge...

Successful pothole claim after only 4 weeks!! Added by: domski on 04 02 2008; 24 comments

I hit a double pothole on 5th January. I was travelling at 30mph with my family in the car along Bridgewater Road in Wembley. All of a sudden the car thumped into these two potholes, immediately rendering my car undriveable. The n/s/f alloy...

Hertfordshire Council Added by: Peggy Sue on 02 10 2007; 4 comments

I used the advice from this website after a pothole caused over £200 of damage to my wheel in Hertfordshire. I took photos, measured the hole and sent copies of the receipts to them along with my letter. When I went back a few weeks...

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