Sutton gets £300,000 pot hole repair boost

Sutton Guardian: A pot hole A pot hole

Sutton's roads should soon be smoother thanks to a cash injection to fill in pot holes.

The Department for Transport has given Sutton Council £301,313 as part of a nationwide project to improve road conditions.

Jill Whitehead, chairwoman of the council's environment and neighbourhood committee, said: "The residents of Sutton have made it clear that the condition of roads and pavements is of paramount importance to them.

"Through this successful bid this we will be able to significantly improve our roads and pavements as well as allowing us to continue in our aim of fixing every single pot hole that is reported directly to the council, something we proudly achieved in 2013."

The council repaired all 1,957 potholes reported to it last year compared to just 701 completed repairs the year before.

Potholes are caused when moisture gets into cracks in the road. That moisture expands when it freezes opening the cracks and the resulting holes are further damaged as cars drive over them.

If you spot a pot hole, you can report it to the council by calling 0208 770 5000.

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1:24pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Niki R says...

Will any of this be spent putting right the appalling damage council contractors did to our pavements and roads in St Helier, or will Council Tax payers be expected to foot the bill for the Council's incompetence in holding companies they engaged to account?
Will any of this be spent putting right the appalling damage council contractors did to our pavements and roads in St Helier, or will Council Tax payers be expected to foot the bill for the Council's incompetence in holding companies they engaged to account? Niki R
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4:11pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Michael Pantlin says...

Why do potholes need to be reported by road users? Doesn't the council have street inspectors out checking the streets for defects? Will the railway follow suit by asking passengers to report broken rails and rotten sleepers?
Why do potholes need to be reported by road users? Doesn't the council have street inspectors out checking the streets for defects? Will the railway follow suit by asking passengers to report broken rails and rotten sleepers? Michael Pantlin
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