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POTHOLE PALAVER: Data reveals number of potholes repaired following reports

 Published on: 4th October 2023   |   By: Panayiota Demosthenous   |   Category: Uncategorized

New data from Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) shows the number of potholes that have been reported and repaired.

Based on statistics gained through a Freedom of Information request submitted by GARSTONnews, since January 2020, HCC has received 1,432 pothole reports from Watford, 390 from Croxley, 1,512 from St Albans, 3,128 from Hemel Hempstead, 953 from Berkhamsted, and 818 from Radlett.

St Albans saw the highest number of repairs, with 37 per cent of reports leading to repairs. A total of 33 per cent of reported potholes were fixed in Hemel Hempstead, 32 per cent in Watford, and 31 per cent in Radlett.

At the bottom of the list were Berkhamsted and Croxley, which saw just 27 per cent of reported potholes repaired.

This information comes after HCC announced a new type of asphalt product, made from recycled tyres, that is being used to mend potholes, thanks to £3.9million from the government’s Pothole Fund.

Speaking at the time of this announcement, councillor Phil Bibby, HCC’s executive member for highways and transport, said: “We know that the condition of our roads really matters to our residents, and it matters to us too. Our roads are in a better condition than the national average, but we know that there’s more that needs to be done.

“This quicker, cleaner and greener method of repairing potholes will help us do more to keep Hertfordshire’s roads in a good condition, as well as moving us closer to our goal of making our operations carbon neutral by 2030.”

HCC has been contacted for comment.

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