Residents fed up with potholes turn street into golf course

John Anderson with his son and friend having a game of golf Credit: BPM

Potholes on a major road in Burton are so bad that one resident got his clubs out for a game of 'crazy golf' with a difference.

John Anderson was so fed up with the potholes that he decided to have a round of golf on Shobnall Road.

The 57-year-old says he is concerned for cyclists and motorcyclists using the road as well as drivers, saying conditions are dangerous enough for accidents.

Mr Anderson, who has previously found a pothole in Field Lane, Outwoods, that was so big he got out his fishing line for a spot of angling, said he wants to look at potholes in a "positive light" because the area is "infested."

Seriously though, some of our roads are in a dreadful state. These potholes damage cars driven by motorists who pay road tax; they then pay out again in repairs.

John Anderson
Credit: BPM Media

Helen Fisher, Staffordshire County Council's cabinet support member for highways and transport, has said that work had already been carried out in Shobnall Road.

The county council's highways crews make every effort to fix potholes as soon as possible and during the Easter week carried out 150 road repairs. These included defects on eight roads in Burton."Repairs were carried out on Shobnall Road over two days in mid-March; however we know more defects can quickly appear, especially following the severe weather we experienced last month. As a main road in the town, these will be priority repairs.

Helen Fisher, Staffordshire County Council