Council is looking into potholes

By Ben Fitzgerald - 16 August 2019

Community

Swindon Borough Council has made it easier to report potholes through its new communication system.

Residents can now drop a pin on an interactive map on the council's website and leave additional details. 

The council’s highways team will aim to inspect the report within four working days. If the pothole is 40mm or deeper, staff will aim to fix it within 24 hours.

National guidelines recommend that for a defect in the road to be technically classed as a pothole, it must be 40mm or deeper. 

A pothole in the pavement must be 30mm or deeper. Anything not meeting these standards will continue to be monitored.

 Last year the council repaired more than 7,500 potholes with just over 900 of those reported by the public. Readers can report any potholes to the council via the website: www.swindon.gov.uk/potholes

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