And Surrey highways into action!
So much so – that several followers have come up with some great ideas.
Is Surrey County Council Leader Tim Oliver sure he has his facts right? Does he mean there were only 32,000 potholes, or only 32,000 were filled? Trying to report Potholes is a nightmare, and we are sure most people have given up.
The Report it Section on the WBC Website gives various Options – If you select the Streets & Car Parks Including Street Cleaning Option, it takes you to the SCC Pot Holes, Street Lighting etc…..…
Does it then take you to a screen that asks What is the Issue?
With this Notice from Surrey County Council, the highway authority responsible for our roads and pavements.
“Important message we are currently receiving a high volume of reports that we are working hard to investigate and repair. Additional resources, inspectors and work gangs have been deployed throughout the county to address these. When reporting your issue, please check the map to see if it has already been reported; if so, you do not need to report it again. If you are reporting an emergency, please phone 0300 200 1003”
You then have to select from 4 Options:
– Pothole Shallower than 3cm
– Pothole Deeper than 3cm and Wider than 15cm
– Road or pavement with an uneven or worn surface
– Pothole that is highly likely to result in serious consequences and requires an immediate response
The last option takes you to a screen asking you to call 0300 200 1003 – anytime…
If you get to the Map to try to identify the exact location of the pothole, you need to put in a Postcode or Road and then determine the precise location, i.e. House number, Bus stop, Shop, etc… Hmmmmm! By this stage, you will have either lost the will to live… or have been hit by a car! So take a tape measure in your car … stop the traffic on roads like the A31, the A281 etc. and risk life and limb again!
The Map shows those holes already reported, resolved or new, but you can only say ONE Pothol,e then you have to do it all again for the other 19 Potholes on the small stretch of road in question!!!
Ideally, they would like photographic evidence…Not easy when you are driving, and there are no pavements. The number of times residents have seen the “Work Gangs” patching one hole and completely ignoring the others around it, no wonder only 32,000 have been reported.