A businessman is refusing to pay his council tax until potholes outside his guesthouse are repaired. Andrew Hinaman says that the holes - on the road near Elmstone Hardwicke in Gloucestershire - are a danger to motorists.
Details of how 168 million pounds of pothole funding has been allocated to councils have been released by the government. The money has been divided between 148 authorities to repair around three million potholes by March next year.
Find out whether your council has received any money and how much using this interactive map.
The number of motorists claiming their cars have been badly damaged by potholes is soaring across the region, with one council reporting a 750% jump in cases during the winter.
During the last year alone more than 25,000 potholes have had to be repaired in Somerset.
Richard Lawrence reports:-
The number of motorists demanding compensation for cars damaged by potholes has gone through the roof.
Wet weather caused chaos on the region's roads with councils struggling to cope with the number of claims from frustrated owners.
Potholes are currently costing British motorists an estimated £730 million per year.
It only costs £52 to repair the average pothole, although some bills for damage caused by potholes are coming out at 50 times this cost.
Somerset County Council was the worst hit, with figures showing there were 204 claims lodged in January and February.
The number of car owners claiming compensation for pothole damage has risen dramatically because of the bad weather. Somerset County Council is the worst hit, with two hundred and four claims lodged in January and February.
That's a 7 hundred and fifty percent increase on November and December. A new sign warning motorists about damaged roads is being unveiled today.
When Christie Councer was driving to work, the last thing she expected was that her car would be written off when she hit a pothole. The hairdresser from Stroud is one of the growing number of angry motorists whose vehicles have been damaged.
Today a survey was published revealing that the cost of repairing potholes in the region has risen to a staggering £133 million.
Ken Goodwin reports:-
The repair bill for the region's roads damaged by this winter's record rainfall is estimated at £133m.
A survey of Local Authority figures reveals 22,000 potholes were filled in the South West last year but it'll take 13 years to clear the repairs backlog.
John Bullock from Asphalt Industry Alliance says many roads have reached the end of their working life:
The damage caused by this winter's record rainfall, means it's estimated it will cost £133 million to get our region's roads back into reasonable condition.
A survey of Local Authority figures reveals 22,000 potholes were filled in the south west last year but it will take 13 years to clear the repairs backlog.