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12 inch pothole but road damage spread further around immediately outside my drive on Newcastle Road, Blyth on a main thoroughfare for heavy traffic and pedestrians.

Reported via desktop in the Potholes category anonymously at 10:50, Sunday 17 March 2024

Sent to Northumberland County Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5725002.

This is a recurring pothole due to poor workmanship/cheap and/or incorrect repair materials. Recurrence has increased over the past three years with increased traffic and type of traffic eg Heavy Lorries. New Housing estates and the Railway Station creates this! Large Debris/loose chippings and Tarmac on this occasion have debris sizes of up to 3inches that could cause significant property damage eg cars body and paintwork and tyres (replacement/punctures), walls/fencing etc and also serious injury and/or indeed potential fatality to people eg local residents, pedestrians, parents and school children. It was also noted last week (and several times before then) that the roadsweeper vehicle omitted the pothole and surrounding parking areas, driving straight by and not picking up debris. I handbrush swept some of this to a safe kerbside to minimise/reduce the aforementioned damage/injury.

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  • Thank you for your report. We will review this report within 10 working days. If you do have photographs please upload them to the report. This will assist us in our response.

    Posted by Northumberland County Council at 10:50, Sunday 17 March 2024

  • Works have been instructed in this area.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northumberland County Council at 11:20, Tuesday 19 March 2024

  • This report has now been closed. All necessary actions have been taken to resolve this issue. Thank you on behalf of Northumberland County Council.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Northumberland County Council at 12:38, Wednesday 20 March 2024

  • Whilst a patch on the pothole served as a Corrective Action, the patch is immediately being eroded with a lot of stones from it still potentially causing bodywork/tyre damage and/or personal injury to passing children/pedestrians. A more Preventive Acion is suggested using more robust materials to repair and sustain the safety of the pothole on such a busy road.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 11:14, Sunday 14 April 2024
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Update- This report has been marked by our team as a duplicate. We are aware of the issue and we have instructed work in the area. Therefore there is no need to make another report.

    Thank you

    State changed to: Duplicate

    Posted by Northumberland County Council at 10:29, Monday 15 April 2024

This report is now closed to updates from the public. You can make a new report in the same location.