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Quickest pothole filling councils named

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National cyclists’ organisation CTC has named Cheshire West and Cheshire Council as Britain’s best-performing pothole-filling local authority.

The council filled all 47 holes that were reported by cyclists via the CTC’s pothole website.

Users of the site can upload details of road defects and the information is passed on to the relevant local authority in the hope that they will rectify the problem.

Aggregate Industries sponsored the scheme to highlight the councils which have the best road maintenance records.

Other councils with a 100 per cent record of filling reported potholes are Newham, West Lothian, Brent, Redbridge and Luton.

“The public is very keen to see improved road maintenance standards, and this is particularly true for cyclists, as good surfaces are hugely important for their safety,” said CTC campaigns and policy director Roger Geffen.

“With Fill That Hole making it easy for road users to report road defects, people are discovering that many councils are good at fixing them quickly once they know about them.”

For a full list of councils and how they rated click here

 
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