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Spalding motorist brands roads in area 'shambles' with potholes

A motorist has branded roads around South Holland as a “shambles” due to the array of potholes.

Rodney Sadd was prompted to make a complaint after travelling over a sizeable hole in Hawthorn Bank, in Spalding, on his Lambretta over the weekend.

While that issue has been repaired, Mr Sadd has grown fed-up after seeing a growing number of potholes around the town, including around the Woolram Wygate area.

Rodney Sadd has sent in this picture of the pothole in Hawthorn Bank, prior to its repair (30773125)
Rodney Sadd has sent in this picture of the pothole in Hawthorn Bank, prior to its repair (30773125)

Complaints have also been made online about a large pothole in front of the Co-op in Fleet Street, Holbeach.

Mr Sadd said: “I think it is just a shambles.

“It is absolutely shocking the amount of potholes which are around at the moment. It is a road safety issue.

Rodney Sadd (14327177)
Rodney Sadd (14327177)


“I am a regular road user and have seen some on the A16 and near the Woolram Wygate school.

“I am pleased that the Hawthorn Bank pot hole has been repaired.

Cllr Richard Davies, executive member for highways, said: “The continuous wet and frosty weather last autumn into this winter has been a nightmare for the roads, and we are inevitably seeing more potholes than usual as a result.

“However, our crews are currently repairing thousands of potholes every month and we recently earmarked a further £4m to be invested in highways maintenance across the county, including South Holland.

“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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