How to report pot holes and road defects

The issue of pot holes was raised at the 2016 village AGM and parish Councillor Patricia Robinson has done some research and has put together the following information:

 

In order to report potholes or road defect, the following contacts could be useful:

Www.somerset.gov.uk/roads-parking-and-transport/problems-on-the-road/report-a-pothole-or-road-defect/

This site gives useful information about how the council monitors roads and pavements and how to report a problem. Notifying the council may assist in a claim being made for damages caused by such a problem

Www.fillthathole.org.uk/hazards/report

A site perhaps aimed more for cyclists but also very helpful.

A useful thing to do at the time of finding a problem is to photograph it with a means of showing the depth/ width of the problem and its reference to its surroundings.