Cost of cold weather damage

16 March 2010, 12:57

There are so many potholes in West Berkshire, the council is spending more than £200,000 to fix them.

Repair work is starting after the coldest winter in more than 30 years left the roads badly damaged. The council has to spend £220,000 doing the work, which begins this week in Hampstead Norreys, Newbury, Ufton Bervet and Burghfield.

David Betts, West Berkshire Executive Councillor for Highways and Transport said, “The extreme weather we experienced recently has taken its toll on roads not just in West Berkshire but across the whole country.

We are taking this action to bring the roads in the district back up to an acceptable standard. A second phase of work will follow in April when more locations will be repaired.”

If you spot a pothole, the council wants you to let them know. You can call the Council's Streetcare team on 01635 519080.