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.
Rebecca Hime shows why she feels Gloucestershire County Council should take urgent action on potholes in her Cheltenham street. She says it makes it very difficult to get about in her wheelchair. The council says it is aware of the problem but has to tackle problems on main roads first.
A survey by the motoring organisation the AA has revealed that there are more than five potholes for every mile of road in the region. Most of them have appeared as a result of flooding and the recent cold weather.