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.
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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.
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.
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.