PAY A FEE TO REPORT A POTHOLE…
PAY A FEE TO REPORT A POTHOLE
It's a good job that I have a sense of humour….
I reported a pothole problem in Hounsdown, Totton to Hampshire County Council this week. I regularly report pot holes to them, using their website.
On this occasion, a friend of mine actually twisted his ankle whilst walking down the road, so I had added reason to try and get it attended to.
To be fair to HCC, they usually attend to pot hole reports reasonably promptly (but not always). They do a quick assessment to check that it is land they are responsible for and how dangerous the pot hole is.
On this occasion you can imagine my surprise when I received an e-mail response telling me that the road in question was not highway, so they were closing their file on the case.
I was told that I could undertake a land registry search, for a small fee, in order to determine the ownership and report it to the relevant owner.
As the actor might ask before given a role to play "Where is my motivation?" They seriously expect people to pay a fee in order to report a pot hole? You would have to be incredibly community minded in order to do that, wouldn't you?
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