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Repaired pothole is continuing to grow

Reported in the Pothole category anonymously at 10:49, Sun 23 February 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 1 minute later

I reported this pothole outside Holcot House, Market Square, in December and it was quickly repaired. In January it opened up to the south (right in the photo) and this was also repaired (thank you). But, as I could have predicted, it has now opened up to the north (left) and this is growing daily. Cars splash mud and grit directly onto our front door, and there are large pieces of stone lying around which would break a window if thrown up by a fast car. I can also foresee that it will continue to spread either side as the tarmac is badly pitted and it is obvious that the substructure is weak. I would therefore strongly recommend that the repair goes further in both directions, i.e. maybe a 4 metre stretch, otherwise this problem is going to continue. A more extensive repair would be more economical in the long run.

Council ref: ENQ20859144

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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 10:50, Sun 23 February 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry. We have investigated your report and it has been actioned to be fixed.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:33, Mon 24 February 2020

  • When this pothole is eventually fixed it will be the third repair to this spot this year and, unless the job is done properly on this occasion, future visits will be necessary. Surely this is not the best way to use limited resources. This pothole is in a particularly busy location and I am surprised that there has not been an quicker response to earlier reports

    Posted anonymously at 09:51, Sat 29 February 2020

  • This pothole continues to grow. Stones from the road sub base are being thrown up at the front door of the adjacent house and on to parked cars. A proper repair is urgently required

    Posted anonymously at 17:33, Sun 1 March 2020

  • I reported this pothole problem 3 times a year ago (16.12.19, 12.1.20, 23.2.20) - each time it was repaired but only as a small patch, and each time it opened up very quickly further along. It has now opened up again. As last year, cars splash mud and grit onto the front of our house which is right on the pavement edge. There are unsightly splashes on our windows. We have had to repair windows recently and we are about to repair our door, and there is no doubt that the deterioration of the front of our house is being aggravated by this pothole. A more extensive repair is needed - although the present pot hole is to the immediate S of the repaired patch (1st photo) I am sure that the pitted tarmac to the immediate N (2nd photo) will also open up soon into another hole. Please can you ensure that an adequate repair is done - there is no point your coming repeatedly to do small patches when a more extensive patch would fix it for a long time. Thank you.

    Posted anonymously at 17:16, Sun 7 February 2021

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