— Plumtree People (@PlumtreePeople) March 30, 2017
“I nearly put three candles on but I thought that might be pushing it. It’s dangerous for people who drive, and who cycle, because if you come to a pothole you have to swerve out in to the road which makes it unsafe for everyone. I last complained back in September or October time last year and they came and said they weren’t bad enough to fix,” Vonnie Daykin, the organiser, told Nottingham Post.
The media attention it’s received even got the council’s Twitter manager to reply.
“We take the quality of highways surfaces in Nottinghamshire very seriously and use inspections to prioritise our planned maintenance works and make any critical repairs as needed. In this particular case, we inspect this road monthly as it is classed as a ‘C’ road and any defects that are considered a hazard are identified for repair. We have a number of enquiries recorded from this caller with each one resulting in an inspection,” Don Fitch, a team manager for Via East Midlands, said.
Do you have problems with potholes in your hometown? What strategy do you use to get your council’s attention?