Potholes and road defects are more than just a nuisance; they’re a danger to all road users. In the UK, there’s an average of one pothole for every 110 metres of road.
CTC, the UK’s national cyclists’ organisation, put together the website www.fillthathole.org.uk so that road users can report road hazards such as potholes, road debris, raised/sunken manholes, and poorly restored surfaces. The website allows for precise description of where the hazard is, including an interactive map, so you can mark where the hazard is, and a place to describe the road hazard in depth.
Local councils have a duty to ensure all roads (including pavements and walkways) are maintained and repaired, but if they don’t know about a pothole, they can’t fill it in. So if you want to get it repaired, report it. The Good Garage Scheme thinks this is great, as CTC contact the right people for you to get the roads repaired.
To report a pothole or any other road defect, visit http://www.fillthathole.org.uk/hazards/report