Video: It’s pothole day at Norfolk County Council!

Norfolk County Council is highlighting its fight against potholes. Norfolk County Council is highlighting its fight against potholes.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
7:30 AM

They are a menace to every motorist, but potholes will today become the subject of a film released by Norfolk County Council.

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The council is highlighting its never-ending battle against the problem, and estimates it has fixed more than 7,000 over the past year.

The documentary-style film, Potholehunters, follows the highways teams fixing potholes in the north and south of the county. Filmed at the end of March, it shows a team fixing an urgent ‘priority B’ pothole on a road near Trunch and another team doing scheduled repairs along a road just outside Ketteringham.

It also features interviews with the workers and tells people how they can report potholes to the three authorities responsible.

The council will also tweet pothole-related photos, facts and information throughout the day using the hashtag #potholehunters.

David Harrison, cabinet member for environment, transport, development and waste, said: “Potholes are a nuisance, and they can be a danger, but they are unfortunately a fact of life. We want people to know that our highways teams work hard to repair our roads, get the job done effectively and efficiently, and take a real pride in their work.”

Phone Norfolk County Council on 0344 800 8020 to report dangerous pot holes, and highlight others at www.norfolk.gov.uk/potholes, giving as much information as possible about size and location.

Norwich City Council is responsible for roads, cycleways and pavements in Norwich. Report potholes at www.norwich.gov.uk/doitonline or 0344 980 3333.

The Highways Agency is responsible for the A11, A12 and A47. Report potholes on 0300 123 5000.

Watch the video at www.norfolk.gov.uk, www.facebook.com/norfolkcc and www.twitter.com/norfolkcc.

Do you want to join the pothole day fun? Email a photo of your favourite pothole to newsdesk@archant.co.uk, or tweet us at @edp24

7 comments

  • Road tax of course is a tax on motorists that is mostly going down the government's black hole! Tax collected 43 billion, expenditure on roads,7 billion,nowhere near enough! Road surfacing all done on the cheap,hence potholes!

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    Harry Rabinowitz

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

  • I know we have strange weather in this country and that contributes to potholes but surely there is something wrong with the tarmac we are putting down. I think there needs to be much more research into how we can improve road surfacing scientifically before we put it down. Go Hi-Tech for a change.

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    Steady On

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

  • Exactly OLB's. They do not do it like that. Perhaps the Council would like to supervise all repairs (like they used to, or even go along afterwards and inspect) and force these companies to re-do if it is not up to scrach.

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    "V"

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

  • 7,000 pothole repaired last year or more like 1,000 repaired 7 times.

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    John L Norton

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

  • But they don't do it like that, they just chuck some tarmac in the existing hole and jam it in with their feet, hence two weeks later they are back again and so it goes on.

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    Vic Sponge

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

  • JCB now make attachments for their diggers to repair potholes properly (not some contractor stamping the new tarmac with his boot). Maybe the council should invest in one or two of these fairly cheap contraptions instead of making stupid videos.

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    jeffbridges769

    Thursday, April 3, 2014

  • Potholes are a curse for motorists, especially for Motor bikes. Maybe if the council was sued for damage caused by these potholes they would take more care in not allowing them to develope in the first place and to make sure they were fixed properly when one develops. With all the Road Tax and tax on petrol and diesel you would think that the roads would be fit for purpose?

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    RoadWarrior

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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