Council fills over 10,000 potholes

Telford and Wrekin Council has managed to fill more than 10,000 potholes on borough roads under its Pothole Busters campaign.

The council set up a hotline and online reporting system at the end of January - after the cold snap led to a rise in the number of potholes - urging residents to report them to the council's highways maintenance team.

Around 1,500 reports were received by the local authorities through email, online and by telephone calls. In order to tackle the issue, the council set up additional teams.

The wintry conditions and and the regular freeze weather cycle caused road surfaces to break up, leading to rise in the number of potholes.

Councillor Adrian Lawrence, cabinet member for environment and the rural area, said: "The overwhelming success of this campaign has been largely thanks to residents, parish councils and council staff who have been so proactive in reporting potholes to us.

"I know that contractors have worked really hard to tackle the issue and the amount of potholes which have been filled is phenomenal.

"I recognise the problem of potholes has not been completely solved, but thanks to the hard work and determination of this Council and its residents, it has been greatly improved."

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