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Spalding, Donington and Holbeach road blighted by potholes




Motorists have complained about the number of potholes in South Holland while another is looking to launch a legal action to recoup the costs of car repairs.

A driver, who did not wish to be named, says she will take Lincolnshire County Council to court after she was left with a £70 bill after hitting a pothole in Hawthorn Bank, Spalding.

The woman ended up with a flat tyre after her car hit the pothole in November last year, which has only recently been repaired after being highlighted by Rodney Sadd, but did not receive a response to her frequent letters.

Pothole in Fleet Road, Holbeach (31341249)
Pothole in Fleet Road, Holbeach (31341249)

She has recently received a letter to say she had to prove the pothole was dangerous.

The motorist said: "I believe that £70 is a lot of money for damage caused by a pothole should be paid for.

"I am going to take them to court. I am a fighter and I never give up.

Pothole in Fleet Road, Holbeach (31341247)
Pothole in Fleet Road, Holbeach (31341247)

"The roads in this area are disgusting as there as so many potholes."

Donington resident Paul Edwards is having to take a longer route home from work in Grantham every day to due to the potholes on the A52, particularly around Billingborough.

He said: "You have to swerve on the oppsite side of the road to avoid them. It is dangerous."

Damaged tyre after driving into a pothole in Hawthorn Bank, Spalding (31341321)
Damaged tyre after driving into a pothole in Hawthorn Bank, Spalding (31341321)

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Other motorists have complained about potholes in Fleet Street, Holbeach; Wygate Park and West Elloe Avenue, Spalding; Tongue End and Fen End Road.

Highways executive member COun Richard Davies said the wet weather has resulted in more potholes then usual and that £4million has been earmarked for repairs across the county.

He said: "Although we have people actively inspecting our highways, with 5,500 miles of road to maintain, it’s impossible for our officers to be aware of every single issue at any one time.

"So we actively encourage people to get in touch when they find a pothole or other defect by reporting these via fixmystreet.lincolnshire.gov.uk or by ringing 01522 782070."


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