£4m pothole repairs in Notts

Nottinghamshire County Council has promised to spend nearly £4m repairing potholes.

Council to spend almost £4m on pothole repairs

Last year the County Council spent £2.8m on repairing potholes Credit: PA

Nottinghamshire County Council has promised to spend nearly £4m repairing potholes this year – a million pound more than 2012.

The council has also revealed its new strategy to tackle the problem, which includes doing more to preserve the condition of roads.

The council says nearly a third of potholes in the county are now being reported by residents.

Potholes driving motorists potty

Councils in Nottinghamshire are being inundated with reports of potholes on roads in the county.

Around 90 calls are being made every day by motorists complaining of damage to the roads and in some cases, damage to their cars.

Nottinghamshire County Council has recorded tens of thousands of potholes since April 2012 - and expects the total figure to reach 32,443 by April 1st 2013.

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Council records tens of thousands of potholes

A pothole in Nottingham Credit: ITV News Central

Nottinghamshire County Council has recorded tens of thousands of potholes since April 2012 - and expects the total figure to reach 32,443 by April 1st 2013.

In 2011-2012 Nottingham City Council spent £90,000 fixing around 2,500 potholes. So far this year it's only fixed 1,032 at a cost of £62,662.

Broken coil springs are caused by potholes Credit: ITV News Central