Dec 312015
 

With potholes estimated to cause as many as 1 in 10 mechanical failures on UK roads and costing motorists an estimated £730 million every year, Potholes.co.uk has been created to help you avoid the cost and misery they cause thanks to Warranty Direct.

The website can provide information advising how to make a claim against a local council regarding pothole damage to your car or if you just want to report a poor piece of road. With access to similar stories and related news, Potholes.co.uk aims to help motorists fight back against this road misery.

You can also follow Potholes.co.uk’s Facebook page where the latest stories regarding pothole disasters and triumphs are shared. Here’s a selection of recently shared news stories.

Santa appeals to council over Stone potholes – Staffordshire Newsletter
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Keeping with the recent festive holidays, residents of a potholes riddled lane in Stone have turned to Santa Claus for help in fixing the roads. Mark Willows and his neighbours have been asking Staffordshire County Council to repair the roads to avoid further flooding over the winter period. To raise awareness, a poem sent to the council’s highways team, tells of Santa wondering why his elves have left out the affected lane from his Christmas route.

New £2.5m fund for pothole repaires announced by Lancashire County Council – Lancaster & Morecambe Citizen

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A new £2.5 million pound fund for pothole and pavement repairs was recently announced by Lancashire County Council. The cash, saved out of underspending on other road projects, will be split between the authority’s 12 boroughs.

Pothole road still hasn’t been fixed despite Fife Council admitting work is ‘substandard’ – Dunfermline Press

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A  main route affected by potholes still hasn’t been fixed despite the Fife Council apologising and admitted that the repair work to the road was “substandard.” The council has refused to pay the current contractor assigned to the resurfacing task and discussions have so far stalled. The road is unlikely to be fixed until well in 2016.

To see more stories from the world of potholes, you can follow Potholes.co.uk’s Facebook and Twitter feeds.

Dec 102015
 

With potholes estimated to cause as many as 1 in 10 mechanical failures on UK roads and costing motorists an estimated £730 million every year, Potholes.co.uk has been created to help you avoid the cost and misery they cause thanks to Warranty Direct.

The website can provide information advising how to make a claim against a local council regarding pothole damage to your car or if you just want to report a poor piece of road. With access to similar stories and related news, Potholes.co.uk aims to help motorists fight back against this road misery.

You can also follow Potholes.co.uk’s Facebook page where the latest stories regarding pothole disasters and triumphs are shared. Here’s a selection of recently shared news stories.

County Council trials new technology for tackling potholes – Harrogate Informer

 

 

 

 

 

With new technology and processes being investigated to help tackle pothole repairs, the Harrogate Informer focuses on one new technology being trialled across the Harrogate district. The Velocity Jet Patcher is designed to fill potholes much faster than conventional methods. The process takes only a couple of minutes for each hole with no excavation, no waste materials and the filled hole ready to drive on immediately. Promising technology at work….

Potholes: the scourge of cyclists returns for the winter – Cycling Weekly

 

 

 

 

 

 

With Winter upon us, Cycling Weekly advises the best course of action to deal with potholes this season. Potholes can prove deadly to cyclists if avoiding them forces them out into the road and being hit by other vehicles. Although it’s hard to predict where a pothole might occur on a cyclist’s travels, there are a few things riders can do to reduce incidents or injuries attributed to potholes.

More than 45,000 potholes repaired across Worcestershire – in just 18 MONTHS – Worchester News

Worcestershire County Council have revealed that they repaired 45,000 potholes in just 18 months. Since April 2014, highway workers have patched around 83 potholes every day. Another 15,000 are due to be completed by next year.

To see more stories from the world of potholes, you can follow Potholes.co.uk’s Facebook and Twitter feeds.

Oct 012015
 

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With potholes estimated to cause as many as 1 in 10 mechanical failures on UK roads and costing motorists an estimated £730 million every year, Potholes.co.uk has been created to help you avoid the cost and misery they cause thanks to Warranty Direct.

The website can provide information advising how to make a claim against a local council regarding pothole damage to your car or if you just want to report a poor piece of road. With access to similar stories and related news, Potholes.co.uk aims to help motorists fight back against this road misery.

You can also follow Potholes.co.uk’s Facebook page where the latest stories regarding pothole disasters and triumphs are shared. Here’s a selection of recently shared news stories this past week:

Villages could pay £300 for extra pothole repairs – Eastern Daily Press

 

 

 

 

 

 

A pilot scheme to help reduce the number of potholes on Norfolk’s rural roads could see parish councils paying £300 a year for the extra service. While the service allows parishes to buy additional Highway Ranger visits to repair damaged roads and potholes, there could be a growing concern of other parishes being strapped for cash when it comes to paying the additional money.

Potholes galore in Manchester – Manucnian Matters

 

 

 

 

 

Manchester has ranked second in a list of UK cities with the highest number of accident claims filed against local councils in 2014. It’s been implied that the deterioration of Manchester’s roads is one of the factors that contribute to the number of accidents on council owned land.

Milton Keynes Council – 40% fewer potholes in the city

 

 

 

 

 

 

Milton Keynes Council has reported that it has reduced the number of potholes in the city by 40 per cent. This has achieved as part of the Council’s £50m resurfacing investment into Milton Keynes’ roads, Redways and footpaths.

To see more stories from the world of potholes, you can follow Potholes.co.uk’s Facebook and Twitter feeds.

Sep 172015
 

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With potholes estimated to cause as many as 1 in 10 mechanical failures on UK roads and costing motorists an estimated £730 million every year, Potholes.co.uk has been created to help you avoid the cost and misery they cause thanks to Warranty Direct.

The website can provide information advising how to make a claim against a local council regarding pothole damage to your car or if you just want to report a poor piece of road. With access to similar stories and related news, Potholes.co.uk aims to help motorists fight back against this road misery.

You can also follow Potholes.co.uk’s Facebook page where the latest stories regarding pothole disasters and triumphs are shared. Here’s a selection of recently shared news stories this past week:

Injured Derbyshire cyclist: I will sue council over potholes – Derby Telegraph

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of more discussed stories on our social feeds this week was the story involving Chris Clay who was injured after getting in a cycling accident caused by a large pothole in Dalbury Lees. Left with concussion, a broken elbow and a fractured cheekbone, Mr Clay is taking legal action against Derbyshire County Council.

Most pothole riddled cul-de-sac fails to be resurfaced – Northampton Chronicle.

 

 

 

 

 

Residents of a pothole riddled cul-de-sac in Northampton have a had a petition to repair the street turned down despite claims it could be one of bumpiest in the town. Last year Northamptonshire County Council was awarded £1.5 million to repair hole-laden roles but this cul-de-sac has not been deemed suitable.

Motorists to benefit from new road A90 surface near Laurencekirk – Montrose Review

 

 

 

 

 

Motorists using the A90 near Laurencekirk has benefitted from an improved road surface following a £181,000 investment by Transport Scotland.  Overnight improvements took place earlier this month and have seen the southbound carriageway resurfaced.

To see more stories from the world of potholes, you can follow Potholes.co.uk’s Facebook and Twitter feeds.

Sep 102015
 

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With potholes estimated to cause as many as 1 in 10 mechanical failures on UK roads and costing motorists an estimated £730 million every year, Potholes.co.uk has been created to help you avoid the cost and misery they cause thanks to Warranty Direct.

The website can provide information advising how to make a claim against a local council regarding pothole damage to your car or if you just want to report a poor piece of road. With access to similar stories and related news, Potholes.co.uk aims to help motorists fight back against this road misery.

You can also follow Potholes.co.uk’s Facebook page where the latest stories regarding pothole disasters and triumphs are shared. Here’s a selection of recently shared news stories this past week:

Anglesey Council Insurance Payouts – BBC News

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Insurance pay-outs from Anglesey council in North West Wales have almost cost £800,000 over the past five years. 311 insurance claims have been paid out and with another 100 still unsettled and £1.2m reserved to cover potential costs.

CTC warns Britain’s dilapidated roads are costing lives – The Telegraph

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Reported by The Telegraph, the national cycling charity CTC have suggested an increase in figures related to cyclists being killed on British roads is potentially down to local authorities failing to repair potholes.

Port of Liverpool £1.7m resurfacing project begins – Liverpool Echo

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£1.7m worth of work has begun on a major resurfacing project on one of Liverpool’s main roads. A two and a half mile stretch, covering nearly 60,000 square meters will be resurfaced. The work is set to be carried out up to February 2016.

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