Over 1,000 potholes and cracks reported on Dorset's roads since since January 1

Bournemouth Echo: Over 1,000 potholes and cracks reported on Dorset's roads since since January 1 Over 1,000 potholes and cracks reported on Dorset's roads since since January 1

Dorset County Council reported many cracks and potholes appearing in its road surfaces following the rainfall.

It said more than 1,000 such problems had been reported since January 1.

Andrew Martin, the county's head of highways operations, said: “The recent extreme weather has presented us with exceptional demand on our services but we have we have 35 teams currently deployed to address the numerous incidents and defects that have appeared in recent weeks. These include pothole repair, ditch clearing, high pressure drain clearance and gully emptying.

“We aim to repair potholes that present an immediate hazard to motorists within 32 hours and all other defects within 28 days.”

The ‘report a problem’ form at www.dorsetforyou.com allows local residents to log a variety of highways issues.

Dorset County Council said crews are working flat out to tackle the latest wave of road defects.

 

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5:13pm Fri 10 Jan 14

mikeymagic says...

Echo - please publish the address you can write to at the council for compensation to a damaged vehicle because of a poor road surface. I know it's easy to blame someone but in our road alone we have have 5-6 cheap pointless repairs to big pothole which simply wash out when it rains. The council needs to learn that a cheap patch up does not irk and is a false economy. Start fixing our roads properly and it will actually cost less.
Echo - please publish the address you can write to at the council for compensation to a damaged vehicle because of a poor road surface. I know it's easy to blame someone but in our road alone we have have 5-6 cheap pointless repairs to big pothole which simply wash out when it rains. The council needs to learn that a cheap patch up does not irk and is a false economy. Start fixing our roads properly and it will actually cost less. mikeymagic
  • Score: 10

5:44pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Townee says...

1000 reported but 10,000 not reported. This government needs to spend some of the billions they collect in car duty on roads outside major cities. Then fine utility companies who turn up the next day and dig up a nice piece of newly laid road.
1000 reported but 10,000 not reported. This government needs to spend some of the billions they collect in car duty on roads outside major cities. Then fine utility companies who turn up the next day and dig up a nice piece of newly laid road. Townee
  • Score: 9

6:52pm Fri 10 Jan 14

BIGTONE says...

Dorset County Council reported many cracks and potholes appearing in its road surfaces following the rainfall.

It said more than 1,000 such problems had been reported since January 1.


And probably one repaired.....
Dorset County Council reported many cracks and potholes appearing in its road surfaces following the rainfall. It said more than 1,000 such problems had been reported since January 1. And probably one repaired..... BIGTONE
  • Score: 7

6:56pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Controversial But True says...

Shouldn't the headline read:

Over 1,000 Poles and crackheads reported on Dorset's roads since since January 1?
Shouldn't the headline read: Over 1,000 Poles and crackheads reported on Dorset's roads since since January 1? Controversial But True
  • Score: 8

6:58pm Fri 10 Jan 14

BIGTONE says...

Our roads must be getting on for the worst in the world by now. Complete patchwork with different types of Tarmac at different levels. The local Authority don't even enforce a standard Tarmac to be used on reinstatement. Try going down any road you like and see if you come across a patch after 25 metres.
Our roads must be getting on for the worst in the world by now. Complete patchwork with different types of Tarmac at different levels. The local Authority don't even enforce a standard Tarmac to be used on reinstatement. Try going down any road you like and see if you come across a patch after 25 metres. BIGTONE
  • Score: 6

7:03pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Baysider says...

BIGTONE wrote:
Dorset County Council reported many cracks and potholes appearing in its road surfaces following the rainfall.

It said more than 1,000 such problems had been reported since January 1.


And probably one repaired.....
Tell you what Tone, since you seem to rival your mate Muzzy in the know all stakes why don't you get yourself elected? Then next time you want to start spouting your usual nonsense you can just pick up the phone and share your obvious genius and winning way directly with the head of highways or whoever.

Alternatively, since you don't know how many potholes have been repaired or otherwise why not just shut up for once?
[quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: Dorset County Council reported many cracks and potholes appearing in its road surfaces following the rainfall. It said more than 1,000 such problems had been reported since January 1. And probably one repaired.....[/p][/quote]Tell you what Tone, since you seem to rival your mate Muzzy in the know all stakes why don't you get yourself elected? Then next time you want to start spouting your usual nonsense you can just pick up the phone and share your obvious genius and winning way directly with the head of highways or whoever. Alternatively, since you don't know how many potholes have been repaired or otherwise why not just shut up for once? Baysider
  • Score: -5

8:32pm Fri 10 Jan 14

chrisii1991 says...

and its still *****ng down!
and its still *****ng down! chrisii1991
  • Score: 1

8:34pm Fri 10 Jan 14

chrisii1991 says...

have reported the one outside the sloop at the civic centre. tarmac all over the pavement
have reported the one outside the sloop at the civic centre. tarmac all over the pavement chrisii1991
  • Score: 2

9:39am Sat 11 Jan 14

BIGTONE says...

Baysider wrote:
BIGTONE wrote:
Dorset County Council reported many cracks and potholes appearing in its road surfaces following the rainfall.

It said more than 1,000 such problems had been reported since January 1.


And probably one repaired.....
Tell you what Tone, since you seem to rival your mate Muzzy in the know all stakes why don't you get yourself elected? Then next time you want to start spouting your usual nonsense you can just pick up the phone and share your obvious genius and winning way directly with the head of highways or whoever.

Alternatively, since you don't know how many potholes have been repaired or otherwise why not just shut up for once?
I've been there and got the t-shirt.....
What do you think about that then?
You are obviously one of these gullible sheep that believe everything you read and are told.
I've met loads of blinkered sad sacks just like you.
You would do great in Government yourself.
No idea how things work at street level.

Anyway,as long as you are happy that's all that matters...

As you were!!!
[quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: Dorset County Council reported many cracks and potholes appearing in its road surfaces following the rainfall. It said more than 1,000 such problems had been reported since January 1. And probably one repaired.....[/p][/quote]Tell you what Tone, since you seem to rival your mate Muzzy in the know all stakes why don't you get yourself elected? Then next time you want to start spouting your usual nonsense you can just pick up the phone and share your obvious genius and winning way directly with the head of highways or whoever. Alternatively, since you don't know how many potholes have been repaired or otherwise why not just shut up for once?[/p][/quote]I've been there and got the t-shirt..... What do you think about that then? You are obviously one of these gullible sheep that believe everything you read and are told. I've met loads of blinkered sad sacks just like you. You would do great in Government yourself. No idea how things work at street level. Anyway,as long as you are happy that's all that matters... As you were!!! BIGTONE
  • Score: 4

9:38pm Sat 11 Jan 14

tbpoole says...

BIGTONE wrote:
Baysider wrote:
BIGTONE wrote:
Dorset County Council reported many cracks and potholes appearing in its road surfaces following the rainfall.

It said more than 1,000 such problems had been reported since January 1.


And probably one repaired.....
Tell you what Tone, since you seem to rival your mate Muzzy in the know all stakes why don't you get yourself elected? Then next time you want to start spouting your usual nonsense you can just pick up the phone and share your obvious genius and winning way directly with the head of highways or whoever.

Alternatively, since you don't know how many potholes have been repaired or otherwise why not just shut up for once?
I've been there and got the t-shirt.....
What do you think about that then?
You are obviously one of these gullible sheep that believe everything you read and are told.
I've met loads of blinkered sad sacks just like you.
You would do great in Government yourself.
No idea how things work at street level.

Anyway,as long as you are happy that's all that matters...

As you were!!!
If you did as you say, you obviously did a rubbish job then.
[quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: Dorset County Council reported many cracks and potholes appearing in its road surfaces following the rainfall. It said more than 1,000 such problems had been reported since January 1. And probably one repaired.....[/p][/quote]Tell you what Tone, since you seem to rival your mate Muzzy in the know all stakes why don't you get yourself elected? Then next time you want to start spouting your usual nonsense you can just pick up the phone and share your obvious genius and winning way directly with the head of highways or whoever. Alternatively, since you don't know how many potholes have been repaired or otherwise why not just shut up for once?[/p][/quote]I've been there and got the t-shirt..... What do you think about that then? You are obviously one of these gullible sheep that believe everything you read and are told. I've met loads of blinkered sad sacks just like you. You would do great in Government yourself. No idea how things work at street level. Anyway,as long as you are happy that's all that matters... As you were!!![/p][/quote]If you did as you say, you obviously did a rubbish job then. tbpoole
  • Score: -1

11:14pm Sat 11 Jan 14

BIGTONE says...

tbpoole wrote:
BIGTONE wrote:
Baysider wrote:
BIGTONE wrote:
Dorset County Council reported many cracks and potholes appearing in its road surfaces following the rainfall.

It said more than 1,000 such problems had been reported since January 1.


And probably one repaired.....
Tell you what Tone, since you seem to rival your mate Muzzy in the know all stakes why don't you get yourself elected? Then next time you want to start spouting your usual nonsense you can just pick up the phone and share your obvious genius and winning way directly with the head of highways or whoever.

Alternatively, since you don't know how many potholes have been repaired or otherwise why not just shut up for once?
I've been there and got the t-shirt.....
What do you think about that then?
You are obviously one of these gullible sheep that believe everything you read and are told.
I've met loads of blinkered sad sacks just like you.
You would do great in Government yourself.
No idea how things work at street level.

Anyway,as long as you are happy that's all that matters...

As you were!!!
If you did as you say, you obviously did a rubbish job then.
Got out when I saw sense.
Not on the take like the rest.
In democracy you have to make your own decisions....not told by others.
That's why this country does not have a clue in what direction to take.
[quote][p][bold]tbpoole[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: Dorset County Council reported many cracks and potholes appearing in its road surfaces following the rainfall. It said more than 1,000 such problems had been reported since January 1. And probably one repaired.....[/p][/quote]Tell you what Tone, since you seem to rival your mate Muzzy in the know all stakes why don't you get yourself elected? Then next time you want to start spouting your usual nonsense you can just pick up the phone and share your obvious genius and winning way directly with the head of highways or whoever. Alternatively, since you don't know how many potholes have been repaired or otherwise why not just shut up for once?[/p][/quote]I've been there and got the t-shirt..... What do you think about that then? You are obviously one of these gullible sheep that believe everything you read and are told. I've met loads of blinkered sad sacks just like you. You would do great in Government yourself. No idea how things work at street level. Anyway,as long as you are happy that's all that matters... As you were!!![/p][/quote]If you did as you say, you obviously did a rubbish job then.[/p][/quote]Got out when I saw sense. Not on the take like the rest. In democracy you have to make your own decisions....not told by others. That's why this country does not have a clue in what direction to take. BIGTONE
  • Score: 2

10:20am Sun 12 Jan 14

The Liberal says...

mikeymagic wrote:
Echo - please publish the address you can write to at the council for compensation to a damaged vehicle because of a poor road surface. I know it's easy to blame someone but in our road alone we have have 5-6 cheap pointless repairs to big pothole which simply wash out when it rains. The council needs to learn that a cheap patch up does not irk and is a false economy. Start fixing our roads properly and it will actually cost less.
That's exactly what my old dad used to say 20-30 years ago about shoddy road repairs. It seems that the councils never learn.
[quote][p][bold]mikeymagic[/bold] wrote: Echo - please publish the address you can write to at the council for compensation to a damaged vehicle because of a poor road surface. I know it's easy to blame someone but in our road alone we have have 5-6 cheap pointless repairs to big pothole which simply wash out when it rains. The council needs to learn that a cheap patch up does not irk and is a false economy. Start fixing our roads properly and it will actually cost less.[/p][/quote]That's exactly what my old dad used to say 20-30 years ago about shoddy road repairs. It seems that the councils never learn. The Liberal
  • Score: 0

2:40pm Sun 12 Jan 14

skydriver says...

If the council read thee pages then one to fix is at the entrance to Bournemouth Hospital right by the workers doing the Bus lane changes.
Infact they filled one the other day but failed to fill the other.!!!!!
Clearly should have gone to specsavers..........
..
If the council read thee pages then one to fix is at the entrance to Bournemouth Hospital right by the workers doing the Bus lane changes. Infact they filled one the other day but failed to fill the other.!!!!! Clearly should have gone to specsavers.......... .. skydriver
  • Score: 0

11:14am Fri 7 Feb 14

lauralouise90 says...

Potholes suck and i'm not surprised this many have sprung up since the start of January - just purely caused by the floods. The thing is they'll never be fixed, yet we're left to suffer and pay out for wheel alignments all the time - £30 each time we need one (price from here - http://www.atseuroma
ster.co.uk/wheel-ali
gnment.htm).. the costs clock up, yet do we hear a whisper from the council for the money back... .. of course not!
Potholes suck and i'm not surprised this many have sprung up since the start of January - just purely caused by the floods. The thing is they'll never be fixed, yet we're left to suffer and pay out for wheel alignments all the time - £30 each time we need one (price from here - http://www.atseuroma ster.co.uk/wheel-ali gnment.htm).. the costs clock up, yet do we hear a whisper from the council for the money back... .. of course not! lauralouise90
  • Score: 0

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