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Council did nothing about monster pothole for two months ... until Free Press contacted them




Thomas Edwards holds the council Keeping You Safe article while standing in the monster pothole. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG060418-104TW
Thomas Edwards holds the council Keeping You Safe article while standing in the monster pothole. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG060418-104TW

A monster pothole that posed a deadly threat to drivers for two months was filled in by council workmen at 8pm on Friday – three hours after this newspaper approached the authority.

Retired lorry driver Thomas ‘Taffy’ Edwards (80) reported the pothole to Lincolnshire County Council on February 8 after a previous repair failed and a plastic bottle and plastic sheeting were seen under the Tarmac “fill”.

Thomas Edwards pothole, Gedney Drove End'Thomas with latest edition of LCC magazine article- action on potholes
Thomas Edwards pothole, Gedney Drove End'Thomas with latest edition of LCC magazine article- action on potholes

Mr Edwards said it looked like it had been filled with the rubbish from the back of the lorry.


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