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Large 50cm by 30cm deep potholes, recurring from last year after poor-quality mending. Section of road up to main road in serious need of resurfacing. Although a side road this is a heavy-use section of road: daily milk and delivery lorries to farm plus pub patrons and residents’ vehicles.

Reported in the Pothole category anonymously at 20:02, Mon 17 December 2018

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 3 minutes later

Major recurring problem: reported every year. Mends have been cheap and minimal. Heavy usage road with large farm vehicles lorries and pub patrons. Time for a 300m section of new tarmac

Council ref: ENQ18821799

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  • Thank you for your enquiry. This issue has been passed onto the relevant team for investigation.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 20:05, Mon 17 December 2018

  • This problem is getting worse and the potholes are becoming unavoidable. I have just spent over £500 on repairing my suspension, for which I am claiming, and don't want to have to do it all again. This piece of road has been bad for years and definitely needs taking up and re-surfacing.

    Posted anonymously at 13:13, Fri 28 December 2018

  • Thank you for agreeing to investigate this. Here are updated photos, also to illustrate that this is a single -track road (but with heavy lorry and tractor use). My feeling after reporting this stretch for several years and looking at the puckering and cracking of the tarmac generally is that the problem is getting worse each year despite repeated repairs, and that heavy frosts this year will leave huge damage in their wake. The repairs which have been done are always just tamped-down loose tarmac which simply fills the holes. There is no wider cutting out and what is put in quickly breaks up.

    Expensive and disruptive though it may be I fear the only lasting solution is to resurface about 100m of road. The residents and businesses could probably provide advice on logistics to adopt while the work is being done (this is the only road out of the village but there are possible solutions). Text 07867804625 for advice on this.

    Posted anonymously at 12:13, Sat 29 December 2018

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