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100,000+ potholes reported in Lincolnshire

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More than 100,000 potholes are estimated to have been reported to Lincolnshire County Council last year.

The authority’s data for 2021 shows 15,314 reports regarding potholes were made to either the Fix My Street service or the council’s own portal.

According to a spokesman, each report accounts for an average of seven potholes - meaning to 107,198 potholes could have been reported.

A pothole reported last year in Marsh Drove, Surfleet
A pothole reported last year in Marsh Drove, Surfleet

The news comes as as the council fights a “Fix Our Funds to Fix Our Roads” campaign to try to reverse a £12 million-plus highway cut.

Coun Richard Davies, executive member for highways at the county council, said: “Our county is in dire need of the missing £12 million of roads maintenance funds that the government cut from our budget. That missing 25% of government money, if put back into our budget, will make a huge difference to the people and businesses of Lincolnshire.”

He said the “vital” money would cover 37 miles of road maintenance and fill 24,000 potholes.

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