More than £11m spent repairing potholes since 2017

More Than £11m Spent Repairing Potholes Since 2017
More Than £11m Spent Repairing Potholes Since 2017

POTHOLE NEWS

I suppose part of the art of a journalist is to find a news angle where none exists.

Hampshire County Council is one of the largest geographical Authorities in the UK. It is responsible for the maintenance of over 5000 miles of highway, including pavements and verges.

There is absolutely nothing surprising about it having to spend one of the largest sums of any authority in fixing pot holes. Comparing it to spending by "Stockport" is a bit like comparing the expenditure of AFC Totton to Manchester United.

Of course, what spending on pot holes doesn't tell you is whether that's a good thing or a bad thing. The people that run a Council like to present it as a good thing.

Well maintained, regularly re-surfaced, roads shouldn't develop pot holes… so you could say that the £11 million spent by Hampshire County Council was wasting taxpayer's money!

You can interpret such stories in different ways. Maybe that doesn't matter from the point of view of a journalist… they just want you to read the article!

https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/…/18885746.hampshire-one-highe…/

More than £11m spent repairing potholes since 2017

HAMPSHIRE County Council is one of the highest spenders in the UK when it comes to repairing potholes.

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