How deep is the pothole?

We will repair potholes that are at least

  • 4 cm deep on a road

  • 2.5 cm deep on a pavement

Please don't report holes that aren't as deep as this.

Sometimes the surface of the road becomes eroded or stripped but, unless there is a hole that is 4 cm or deeper, this will be dealt with as part of our routine maintenance and resurfacing.

Examples
Example pothole photos

Is the road or pavement the Council's responsibility?

We can't repair problems on roads that are private, unadopted or owned by an organisation like a supermarket.

Report a pothole

Use this form to report a pothole.

It's really useful if you can provide photos, as they can help us to locate the pothole and also to understand the severity of the problem (see examples - opens in a new window).

Report a pothole

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Track a pothole you have reported

You can find out what has happened to a pothole you reported using the reference number we provided.

Track progress