Cheltenham pothole summit

I attended the summit last Friday with local MP Alex Chalk. Whilst this didn’t achieve anything positive I did at least gain some useful contacts and snippets of information. To report a pothole go to http://www.gloucesterhire.gov.uk/reportit or phone Amey highways 0800 514514. According to the council only 10% of repairs are due to user contacts, so perhaps we all need to get on to them more. Cheltenham council claim to have 33 road crews with an annual budget of £14M for repairs/ maintenance, which represents about 8% of the County budget. They are supposed to fix a non urgent hole (marked with white paint) within 28 days. They only inspect 10% of service repairs (gas/water/electric/cables), but can recall them within 2 years to fix faults.
Martin McG

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