Pothole problem in Peacehaven highlighted with plants

Residents in Peacehaven have mounted a Facebook campaign called the Big Fill to highlight the pothole crisis in the town.

Plant pots are being placed in the potholes to alert people to the hazard.

East Sussex County Council’s head of highways Roger Williams said: “Water is a road’s worst enemy and we’ve seen our wettest winter since records began, which is inevitably going to take its toll.

“We have recently increased our resources to include 36 teams, who are currently repairing more than 350 potholes every day across the county.

“Every report we receive is acted upon as quickly as possible but we don’t have unlimited resources so we have to prioritise the repairs we carry out to ensure we fix the worst potholes first. If a pothole is reported and more than 100mm deep we will make it safe within two hours.”

Report potholes at www.eastsussex.gov.uk/contactus/reportaproblem or on 0345 60 80 193.